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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


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

Connecting Cultures, Catalyzing Change: Northwest Arkansas in the Ozarks. View and download the conference materials: program guidebook, key takeaways and and video.


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.

Architects as Worldwide Collaborators for MASS-ive Change 

07-15-2021 12:47 PM

The Collaborative Achievement Award recognizes and encourages collaboration among design professionals, clients, organizations, knowledge communities, and others that have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession. MASS Design Group is an interdisciplinary collective deeply committed to equitable, community-driven design ensuring that architecture addresses the social issues facing the world. With its mission embedded in its name—MASS is an acronym for Model of Architecture Serving Society—the company was founded on the notion that buildings hold the power to heal. 

Learn how Mass Design Group’s project approach expands design excellence with a mission to elevate people and places at a world scale. Explore the firm's past and present work, their process, and their firm culture in a presentation led by the firm’s leaders followed by a Q&A. Each attendee will gain inspirational insights to assist them in the evolution of their practice.  

Date:  July 14, 2021
Moderators:  Craig Brandt, AIA, and Katie Swenson, Assoc. AIA
Speakers: Joseph Kunkel, Assoc. AIA, Michael Murphy, Amie Shao, Chef Jody Adams, and Pardis Sabeti, M.D., D.Phil.

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