AIA Austin 2010 Summer Conference


I'm very excited about  our education line up this year.  We're happy to bring Keynote Speakers, Kathy Zarsky, Associate AIA of HOLO who on Thursday will present Learning About Biomimicry and introduction to biomimicry as a sensible, eco-friendly approach to design; and, on Friday, Hugh Hochberg of The Coxe Group in Seattle who will present Change or Die! An exploration of the direction of practice and the factors and trends that will influence it.

2010 HousingWorks - All Kinds of Homes in All Parts of Town

Coming in June is Housing Works' Affordable Housing Tour.  Be sure to check out their website for event information.  Last year's after tour networking event at the Long Center was especially successful.

AISD Facilities Master Plan - This Thursday (May 20th)

Participate and voice your opinions on the future of AISD facilities this Thursday at Travis High School (6-8pm).  The Strategic Plan for AISD calls for "increase collaboration with other entities to support such areas as affordable housing, health & human services and community planning."  Your opinions can influence how school sites could be envisioned, selected and used.  

Event Design Awards Committee Meeting

November 2, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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This committee provides a platform to showcase excellence in design that is produced by AIA Austin architects and selected by a panel of distinguished jurors.  The committee organizes and implements the annual AIA Austin Design Awards Competition and Juror Exhibit.  The Gala Committee plans and produces an annual celebration of the accomplishments of the public, its members and allied members as they relate to architecture. 

The committee meets on the 1st Monday of each month at Noon.

Rick Price, Assoc. AIA - Chair (rick at aiaaustin dot org)

Event Small Firms Roundtable

December 16, 2010 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

This event has already occurred.

Members of AIA Austin small firms' community (generally characterized as having 10 or fewer employees, designing small to medium projects) meet monthly to learn and discuss:  business and technical issues; advocacy; and, camaraderie and business networking. 

The committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30am.

Paul Clayton, AIA - Chair (paul at aiaaustin dot org)