Advocacy

Event Advocates for Architecture Day

January 25, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Advocates for Architecture Day

Event UD/GA Committee Meeting

January 26, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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The Urban Design / Government Affairs Committee explores, monitors and participates in design, planning and public policy initiatives in the Central Texas Region.

The Urban Design / Government Affairs Committee meets monthly, the last Wednesday of the month at the Austin Center for Architecture located at 12th Street and West Avenue.  The meeting times are usually 11:45 AM unless notified otherwise.

"Austin's Adopted Codes: Explained!" and are available on the blog.

Mobilizing for 2011

Our committee has ambitious plans for 2011. More community events, more educational efforts, and more advocacy than ever before. 

THEMES: Raise the profile of architecture within the AIA Austin region. / Cosponsor events other groups.

OUTREACH EVENTS: January- Architects at Capitol Day / February- Quarterly meeting with City council and aides. / March- Code Session with City of Austin Plan Review / April- Candidate Forum / October- Affordable Housing Summit 

Event UD/GA Committee Meeting

November 24, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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This is a reminder that our final committee meeting of 2010 will be held at the normal day and time:  Wednesday, November 24th, at 11:45 AM in Center for Architecture - 801 W. 12th Street

This is your chance to report on what topics you have been working on, either on your own ("city architect") or by attending other organizations (CNU, RECA, etc.)

Architecture in Schools 2010 Program closes with showcases of student work at AISD schools

The 2010 Architecture in Schools program has drawn to a close, with showcases of the student work at the students' schools.  This year, the program was instructed by over 45 architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals.  We taught the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade curricula at 10 schools across Austin ISD, in 20 different classrooms.

Here are thoughts from two students at Pease Elementary on the program:

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