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Project Profile: Two families, one house

In 2002, I was contacted by a couple in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who was expecting their first child. Their home was a fairly large Cape Cod, but none of the existing bedrooms was really suitable for use as a nursery. The couple decided to finish the existing attic over the garage, adding a small...

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2016 AIA COD Sponsorship Prospectus

The Committee on Design (OD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally. There are over 12,000 members of COD. These members are active in the AIA and, for the most part, lead...

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2015 COD Norway Conference Itinerary Highlights

This is a list of prospective projects we will be visiting during the 2015 COD Conference in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger, Norway taking place June 21-30.IntroductionThe Norway conference will be arranged so you can attend all three sections, the first two, or the last two. There are international...

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2014 Spring Conference - COD NY

Join us as we explore the Big Ideas taking shape in New York City as part of this year’s theme Big Cities | Big Ideas. The Big Idea is a consistent thread of design excellence and the underlying concept around which design is brought to life. The best big ideas create memorable architecture,...

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Dan Wheeler, FAIA Sketches From COD 2012 Fall Conference--Spain/Morocco

A pdf of sketches drawn by Dan Wheeler, FAIA during the Committee On Design's 2012 Fall Conference in Spain and Morocco. #2012CODFallConference

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2013 COD Palm Springs Scholarship Solicitation

The AIA’s Committee on Design is offering a scholarship to attend its Spring Conference in Palm Springs, California on May 9-12, 2013 -- “Regional Modernism.” The scholarship will provide reimbursement for round-trip economy class airfare and registration to the conference. It will be offered...

2013 COD Palm Springs Scholarship Solicitation.pdf


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Columbus, Indiana Rediscovered

Last year Columbus, Indiana was rediscovered in the national media with the public opening of the Miller House and Gardens. An exquisite design collaboration of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard and Dan Kiley, completed in 1957, the landmark has been declared “America’s most significant modernist...

Columbus, Indiana Rediscovered - AIA COD confernence April 12-15, 2012.pdf



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Video: Shirakawa-go gassho style thatched roof

Short video of the attic space showing the tied timber connections of the gassho style roofs of Japanese folk houses. In the Wada house were this video was shot, silk worms were raised on the second floor to provide supplementary income. #Gassho #Shirakawago #CraftingtheFutureJapan ...

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Video: Umimirai Library Kanazawa

Short video clips of the first level and mezzanine level of the Umimirai Library in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture Japan from the Crafting the Future Conference. #Kanazawa #japan #CraftingtheFuture #COD

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