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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

2024 COD Conferences

Arkansas

April 3-7 | 21c Hotel | Bentonville and Eureka Springs.

Connecting Cultures, Catalyzing Change: Northwest Arkansas in the Ozarks. Download the guidebook and video.

Brazil

Thu, Oct 17 - Sat, Oct 26, 2024
Sao Paulo > Brasilia > Rio de Janerio.  Registration will open in early May.

2024 Sponsorships

Download the prospectus for Arkansas and Brazil opportunities.


2023 COD Conferences

Last year, COD held two domestic design conferences investigating The Authenticity of Place.  The first conference was held in New Orleans, LA.  View the short video of the venue tours and download the conference program book. The second conference was held in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, September 21-24, 2023. Download the Minneapolis guidebook and view the conference video

Additional Reading Suggestions for COD's 2019 Innovators & Maintainers Conferences 

03-15-2019 11:01 AM

What is innovation?

https://www.ideatovalue.com/inno/nickskillicorn/2016/03/innovation-15-experts-share-innovation-definition/

https://www.doblin.com/ten-types

http://leevinsel.com/blog/2015/11/12/95-theses-on-innovation

 

An overview of innovation in architecture

https://www.wiley.com/enus/Integrating+Innovation+in+Architecture%3A+Design%2C+Methods+and+Technology+for+Progressive+Practice+and+Research-p-9781119164821

https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/most-innovative-architecture/

https://www.archdaily.com/773232/9-entreprenurial-architects-who-developed-innovative-products-and-services

 

An overview on Maintenance

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/opinion/sunday/lets-get-excited-about-maintenance.html

http://themaintainers.org/

https://aeon.co/essays/innovation-is-overvalued-maintenance-often-matters-more

https://placesjournal.org/article/maintenance-and-care/#.W_17PDWNzBY.mailto

http://leevinsel.com/blog/2015/11/30/the-maintainers-a-conference-april-8-2016-stevensinstitute-

of-technology

 

Infrastructure

https://www.wired.com/2015/09/design-issue-future-of-cities/

https://www.spur.org/reports 

https://placesjournal.org/article/instrumental-city-new-york-hudson-yards/

https://www.architectmagazine.com/design/making-sense-of-the-smart-city_o

 

What countries are innovative?

https://www.businessinsider.com/most-innovative-countries-in-the-world-2016-8/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/10/17/wheres-the-next-silicon-valley/#594c805937f0

  

San Francisco

https://www.aiasf.org/page/25Buildings

https://sfport.com/pier-70-area
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html

https://www.spur.org/reports


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