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RE: Ed Mazria in ARCHITECT, with urgency and optimism

I concur with Ludmilla's comment that ALL AIA design award programs should be "decisively linked" to sustainability and the AIA 2030 Challenge. If architects are to demonstrate leadership in fighting climate change, then we need to be aggressive about representing architectural excellence and...


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RE: Ed Mazria in ARCHITECT, with urgency and optimism

With all due respect, I think that the components are, in many cases, advancing their awards programs more than Honors & Awards is at the national level. At the local/state level, several chapters are using the Common App (or adapted versions thereof) to bring elements of the Framework into...


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RE: Ed Mazria in ARCHITECT, with urgency and optimism

AIA’s National Honors & Awards has revised its application to include the Framework for Design Excellence information as part of the submittal process. That step I believe addresses Mr Heinfeld’s comment while supporting Mr Mazria’s advocacy. Its now important for the State, Regional and Local...



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RE: Mazria / benefits of a green grid

I think that these issues are being discussed quite deeply by most serious, multi-faceted considerations of what we are confronting. Just a couple of examples: In Drawdown, which proposed and data-prioritizes dozens of tactics toward reversing global warming, strategies regarding women are...


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RE: Mazria / benefits of a green grid

No matter how you control the human activity that produces green house gasses and degrades the environment and living conditions on this planet, if the number of people—living and breathing human beings who contribute to that degradation continues to increase (for every one death out of 1000...



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RE: COTE news / June 2020 / Liz York on Measure 7: Design for Wellness

Ely's point is well stated but my experience is the opposite. The patron owner is more often interested in legacy status, sustainability and a curated design palette. -- James P. Cramer 770 335 7092 cramerarch@gmail.com


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RE: COTE news / June 2020 / Liz York on Measure 7: Design for Wellness

Excellent reminder Alan, I can't think of a better one - thank you!​ -- Robert Smedley AIA RS&H Ormond Beach FL --


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RE: COTE news / June 2020 / Liz York on Measure 7: Design for Wellness

This is pure gut reaction but my sense of those who can spend money on an architect are less invested in the permanence of a place and more inclined to think of it as another disposable possession. Thus whether their project will sustain isn't really on their minds. -- Eugene Ely AIA Emeritus,...