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The Handbook of Architectural Design Competitions

Design excellence is often the result of a well-planned and clearly executed design competition. Since founding the organization more than 150 years ago, members of the American Institute of Architects have taken a keen interest in architectural competitions

Competition Guidelines 2019.pdf


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2019 Housing Ideas Competition: Townsite Transformed, Henderson Nevada

Competition winners 1st Place Ryan & Yanina Allord RAD Studio, Las Vegas, NV, USA 2nd Place Di Wu, Xueshan Bai, Hongnan Yin, Kefeng Lin, Wei Wang, Jiabi Gu The Architectural Design and Research Institute of HIT, CYY, Harbin, China 3rd Place Joseph Laster and Sanna Alm Etyd Studio, Stockholm, Sweden More information on the results About the competition The AIA Committee on Design was delighted to announce a reestablishment of their design competitions with the 2019 Housing Ideas Competition: Townsite Transformed, Henderson Nevada. This was an open competition to all Architects and Students of Architecture, with the winning entries to be displayed at the 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas, and at the Henderson City Hall


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Changing Course Competition Seeks Innovative Design Solutions for the Lower Mississippi River Delta

An RFQ for Changing Course, a paid design competition aimed at creating innovative solutions for the Lower Mississippi River Delta, was issued last week by its Leadership Team of key local and national stakeholders. The Changing Course competition, with the support of the State of Louisiana and U.S

 10-25-2013



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Oberfield Lecture: Marion Weiss - Inside Nature

Other built work includes the Diana Center, a multi-use arts building at Barnard College whose design won a national design competition and a Progressive Architecture Award, establishes a new nexus for social, cultural, and intellectual life for both the campus and the city

 09-23-2013 | 18:00 - 20:00 ET


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AIA Detroit: Urban Priorities Committee

The UPC is a volunteer-driven committee of the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Detroit Chapter. UPC members strive to be catalyst makers... applying a design-thinking approach to form and execute projects that enhance, or improve the perception of, Detroit's built environment. ...

UPC Project Overviews_2.pdf


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Design-build best practices and white papers

The Design-Build Institute of Americas has published a series of Design-Build Best Practices for both public and private construction as well as Federal procurement. Understanding the Best Practices and developing implementation strategies based on the best practices leads to improved project...

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Focus Search - This delivery method offers many significant benefits to an owner over traditional delivery methods, such as design-bid-build, which include:  A simplified design-build procurement process, saving the owner time and money  Lower practitioner proposal costs resulting in an increased level of industry interest and competition  A procurement process that allows an owner to select the service provider that best supports their community and not just the “low bidder”  Early cost certainty and ability to work to a budget, ensuring appropriate funding is available and not exceeded  Creates a collaborative environment that encourages innovation and produces a thoughtful, tailored, solution to all of the owner’s specific project challenges  Allows for the highest degree of owner interaction and control, ensuring all owner direction and intent is addressed during design and construction  Provides a transparent price development process that includes an off ramp to the owner should they decide not to proceed The one concern owners express concerning the use of Progressive DB is how they can be assured they have not overpaid and have received best value when price is not a selection consideration


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Defining Architectural Design Excellence: an AIA Committee on Design Conference, Columbus, Indiana - April, 2012 By John Morris Dixon, FAIA

A detailed report by John Morris Dixon, FAIA on the Committee On Design Spring Conference held in Columbus, Indiana in April, 2012. Illustrated by Jim Childress, FAIA and Ann Thompson, AIA Affiliate. #CommitteeOnDesignConference #Reports/Essays #Conferences #CommitteeonDesign ...

Dixon Report PDF.pdf


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HKC1501: Design Principles for Smaller Dwelling Units

Smart growth and smaller dwelling units may address issues of sustainability far better than relying on technology. This webinar will present design strategies for developing smaller dwelling units as a means to achieve affordability in both initial and life-cycle costs while providing...

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Focus Search - A few years ago I, along with a colleague, administrated a national housing design competition for Courtyard Housing in Portland


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Does it Really Matter? What Does the Project Delivery System Bring to the Success or Failure of the Project?

This whitepaper was authored by Jeffrey Appelbaum and presented at the 2012 American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry. In just over 20 pages, this article provides a very useful summary of the key factors that characterize the most common project delivery methods. Appelbaum...

ABA_Project Delivery Paper 2012-04-26.pdf