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In the News

REGISTER TODAY! 2014 AIM Summer Camp

Program will be held at the University of Miami School of Architecture
July 14th through July 25th.

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WYNWOOD GATEWAY PARK COMPETITION
IMAGINE – DESIGN – BUILD

Metro 1 has partnered with DawnTown Miami to present international ideas, design and build competition for a true urban park in the heart of the burgeoning Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida. The winning design team will have their idea and proposal built as well as a cash prize of $10,000. www.dawntown.org/wynwood


Call for Applications is now Open

The call for applications is now OPEN for the 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship.  Applications and all supporting documentation are due no later than 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, May 2nd.


Renew Today!

Members who want to maintain their professional lifeline through the AIA, but who are under hardship, are encouraged to contact their local AIA component to discuss their options. Contact aia.org/renew | 800-242-3837, select option 2 | memberrenewal@aia.org or contact AIA Miami Chapter at 305.448.7488.

DESIGN THE CAREER YOU WANT!

Free membership and Convention registration for new grads.  Join the AIA when you graduate and receive complimentary membership for up to 18 month.  Get details at www.aia.org/join_grad or contact AIA Miami Chapter at 305.448.7488.


Questions about AIA document content

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Welcome

WELCOME NEW ALLIED MEMBERS

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YAF / EMERGING PROFESSIONALS

2014 ARE Complete Library – The Essentials

ARE preparation package contains study guides, questions & answers handbooks, practice vignettes, and flashcards for ALL topics of the ARE, as well as access to online exams, and interactive exercises. Features: 8 Study Guides, 6 Questions & Answers Handbooks, 6 Flashcards Sets, 7 downloadable PDF Practice Vignettes, and 7 Online Supplements.  Contact bookstore@aia.org.  • 800-242-3837, option 4. Visit us on the web.


BECOME A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

The AIA national component offers recent graduates from an accredited school of architecture/program complimentary Associate AIA membership for up to 18 months.

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Mark Your Calendar

March 7 - May 25
Marking the Millennium

21st Century Miami Architecture in Robert and Marian Fewell Gallery, Coral Gables Museum.

April 28, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Arts and Development Program: Building Smart and Beautiful

Join the SE FL/Caribbean District Council of the Urban Land Institute as they explore synergies between art and real estate.
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April 29, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FIU School of Architecture Fundraiser Cocktail Reception @ Sushi Samba Coral Gables

FIU Alumni & Friends are invited to an SOA fundraiser cocktail reception benefiting student scholarships.  If you or your company wants to make a donation, please contact Maria Claverie at 305-348-1805 or by email at mgclaver@fiu.edu.

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April 29, 6:00 PM
2014 Dade Heritage Trust Preservation Awards

Miami’s largest nonprofit historic preservation organization, Dade Heritage Trust, has voted to honor the renovation of the Miami Center for Architecture and Design with a “2014 Preservation Award”.  The Award will be presented at the historic Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables.  RSVP:  Dade Heritage Trust at 305.358.9572.

April 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE
ANNUAL AIA MIAMI SUSTAIN-A-KUCHA at MCAD

AIA Miami COTE hosts Sustaina Kucha! Join us for an evening of networking
and presentations. Check out the invite for a list of guest participants.

Invitation | RSVP

May 2
Third Annual Capture Coral Gables Entry Deadline

The Coral Gables Museum is now accepting entries for the 3rd Annual Capture Coral Gables photography contest.  Photographic categories include; Architecture, Events, Landscape/Nature, and Faces of Coral Gables of 2014. To submit your photo entry, visit www.CoralGablesMuseum.org.

May 16 - May 17, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
FREE – MIAMI – CEU BLITZ – Art Institute

This event is sponsored by:  MAPEI, 3Form, Light Art, Architectural Products, Daltile, Forbo, Karndean & Rulon!  Lunch will be sponsored both days as well as afternoon snacks (breakfast sponsored on Sat).  Please RSVP with Amy Neumann by emailing or faxing the (2) CEU selection forms enclosed.  You may attend one day or both days and as many or as few CEUs as you choose**.   The 2 hour Advanced Building Code course is being offered for only $75.00.  We have room for only 80 people to take this course (split into two sections at 40 per class). You must take at least (2) additional courses besides the ABC class in order to reserve your space at these rates.  Earn 10 CEUs

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July 14 - July 25
REGISTER TODAY! 2014 AIM Summer Camp

Program will be held at the University of Miami School of Architecture July 14th through July 25th.

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July 17 - July 19
Annual AIA Florida Convention

Hosted at Trump National Doral Resort, Miami.  Stay tuned for more details.

October 24 - October 26, 12:00 AM
Seaside Institute Workshop Architectural Photograph and Composition

For more information:  Diane Dorney, The Seaside Institute, ddorney@seasideinstitute.org

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Positions Available

AIA Miami Career Center

AIA Miami Career Center is the exclusive job board for the South Florida design community and is free to AIA Miami members.  Cick here to get started by building your online resume or by adding a position available ad.

Click here for current job postings.


AIA CAREER CENTER – SEE WHAT OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT

AIA Career Center is the exclusive job board for design professionals, which means it’s a destination site for firm principals and hiring managers when they are searching for qualified candidates.

Get started by building your online resume or search and apply for positions:

  • Go to careercenter.aia.org.
  • Click on AIA Career Center Account Access.
  • Log on to aia.org or Create an Account (it’s free).
  • Click on Edit your Searchable Resume and update your career information.

Update your profile with new skills and experiences anytime, anywhere.


Bookstore

MIAMI ARCHITECTURE: AN AIA GUIDE FEATURING DOWNTOWN, THE BEACHES, AND COCONUT GROVE

by Allan Shulman, FAIA; Randall C. Robinson, Jr.; and James F. Donnelly
Photography by Robin Hill
University Press of Florida, 2010

The book can be purchased for $29.95 at Books & Books.


Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices

Written by experts highly regarded for leadership and innovation, this book offers lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry.

The book was authored by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed and can be purchased for $149.95 at CRC Press.


BUILDING PARADISE: AN ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE TO THE MAGIC CITY

Who wouldn’t want a book outlining Miami’s amazing architecture? Written & Edited by Marilys R. Nepomechie, FAIA with photography by Steven Brooke.

Books can be found at:  AIA Miami, Books and Books in Coral Gables and Miami Beach, Barnes & Nobel at FIU, and the Wolfsonian-FIU Dynamo Museum Store, on Miami Beach.  For more information contact 305.448.7488 or email your request to info@aiamiami.org.  $29.99 + tax.


The Collages of Robert M. Swedroe

During childhood, Robert Swedroe constantly sketched buildings and landscapes which evolved to complex assemblages.

From 1964 to 1974, working full time as a senior design architect for Morris Lapidus, Robert created 500 collages, which ultimately sold in galleries and at solo shows.  When he opened his own firm in 1974, he reluctantly gave up the art to totally devote himself to architecture.  But he kept his early art in the public eye with a colorful hard-cover book published in 2002. This second book features 125 dazzling images reflecting the exciting, imaginative directions in his current work.  The book can be purchased at Books & Books in Bal Harbour and Miami Beach and The Bookstore at the Grove in Coconut Grove.  Price $29.95 + tax.