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AIA Annouces Its 2016 Institute Honor Award Winners

​The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced its Institute Honor award winners, 18 projects spanning architecture, interior architecture and regional and urban planning. The awards honor completed projects and forthcoming plans, including high-tech schools, ambitious plans for museums and cities, and a series of striking interior designs. Read more... Read more

Architects Foundation Issues 2015 Annual Report on Design and Health Research Consortium

​The Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), issued its first progress report of the AIA’s Design and Health Research Consortium. The consortium helps translate research on design’s influence on public health into architectural practice for policymakers, design and public health professionals and the general public. Read more... Read more

Design & Health Research Consortium 2015 Progress Report

​The Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), issued its first progress report of the AIA’s Design and Health Research Consortium. The consortium helps translate research on design’s influence on public health into architectural practice for policymakers, design and public health professionals and the general public. The 2015 report covers consortium activities across a spectrum of research issues where design contributes to public health. Read report... Read more

In Flux: Community Design for Change, Chance and Opportunity

​The Architects Foundation released its first annual report on the National Resilience Initiative (NRI), a growing network of resilient design studios geared toward helping local communities become more resilient to natural disasters and climate change. Read more... Read more

Why Old is the New Green

​ When it comes to sustainable architecture, the focus has historically been on designing buildings to reduce emissions. In recent years, this focus has expanded to take into account the full life-cycle impact of a building and its components. But is this enough? This article argues that not only are most green buildings not designed with the full life-cycle of their materials in mind, but that even those which are rely on a payback period that we simply can’t afford.... Read more

Social Impact Design Celebration, Nov. 17

​The evening before Greenbuild begins in DC, Inscape Publico will present an evening with leaders that will highlight the work of those dedicated to Social Impact Design in the DC area, including an awards presentation. The inaugural Social Impact Design Celebration is the first of its kind and is a social event for all of those supporting Social Impact Design in the architecture, design, development, and construction fields in the DC area. November 17 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. in... Read more

Progress Depends On More ‘Infrastructure of Community’

​Healthy places need two physical characteristics: The architecture of community and the infrastructure of community. Together they comprise the vertical and horizontal parts of cities and towns. Both are critical, but the infrastructure lays the foundation and is also the most enduring: Buildings come and go, but streets last for centuries.The infrastructure of sprawl consists of big roads and intersections that support driving only. The infrastructure of community – exemplified by street grids in older cities and towns from Gotham... Read more

AIA Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design

The AIA released a call for entries for their Honor Awards program. To bring the Institute Honor Awards programs into closer alignment with the AIA’s core values surrounding sustainability, submissions must describe how sustainable design and building performance strategies have been integrated with the project’s broader design goals and include basic sustainability data for energy, community connectivity, water efficiency and materials. Applications due August 21. Learn more... Read more
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