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In the News

AIA Miami’s Committee on the Environment Launches its Inaugural Sustainable Design Awards

The award program hopes to further sustainable design in the architectural profession and help raise awareness to environmental issues where architects have a special leadership role to play. The competition will promote greater understanding of design strategies through transparency, comparative operational data, and compelling lessons learned that reveal and inspire new materials, technologies and design solutions.  Registration information and link will be announced soon!

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FEBRUARY 28, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – An Insider’s Guide to Architectural Photography & Walking Tour @ MCAD

Click here to register for the tour


SOLD OUT FEBRUARY 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – SketchMIA @ the Miami Center for Architecture & Design

Click here to register for the tour


MARCH 4, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE committee meeting @ MCAD


SOLD OUT! MARCH 13-15, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – ARE Building Systems Prep Course @ MCAD


May 8, 2015 – AIA CINCO DE MAYO GOLF TOURNAMENT @ Crandon Park Golf Course

Stay tuned for sponsorship and player opportunities!


Real Estate and Development Leaders Come Together at Real Estate Impact Conference in Downtown Miami

Story online here.


IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR AIA MEMBERSHIP!

Why renew your membership?

  • Stay connected to your colleagues
  • Remain competitive in a changing economy
  • Get exclusive content on trends and research from AEC leaders
  • Help advocate for the value of architecture and good design

For questions or to speak about hardship options, contact AIA Miami Chapter, Marilyn Lugo @ marilyn@aiamiami.org.


Welcome

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Ana B. Martinez, Assoc AIA
Cole M. Brown, Assoc AIA
Marcel Montoya, Assoc AIA


WELCOME ALLIED MEMBER

Steelscape, LLC 


YAF / EMERGING PROFESSIONALS

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.


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

February 26 - February 28, 12:00 AM
Graphics of America Show

All AIA members will get free admission and discounted pricing and a large rebate if they would elect to order any equipment.

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February 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SOLD OUT SketchMIA @ the Miami Center for Architecture & Design

Click here to register for the tour

February 28, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
USGBC Green Mile Racing Toward a Sustainable Future @ Collins Park Boardwalk

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February 28, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
An Insider’s Guide to Architectural Photography & Walking Tour @ MCAD

Click here to register for the tour

March 2, 6:30 PM
Holistic Design Consciousness: Adaptive Architecture for Hot/Arid and Hot/Humid Regions

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March 4, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Women in Architecture committee meeting @ MCAD

March 4 - March 6
Grassroots AIA Leadership and Legislative conference

at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC.

March 8, 12:30 PM
The National Association of Cuban Architects invites you to the 81st Celebration of Architects Day

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March 11, 6:00 PM
USGBC LEED ND Walking Tour of Miami Design District

For the AIA Miami members discounted rate use this code:  AIAFriends.

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March 13 - March 15, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ARE Building Systems Prep Course @ MCAD

SOLD OUT

Invitation

March 19, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Knowledge Series-Morning CEUs @ Opustone Fort Lauderdale Showroom

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March 24, 6:00 PM
Advocacy Committee Meeting

@ Stantec, 901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 400, Coral Gables

March 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
COTE Committee @ MCAD

(stay tuned for details)

March 26, 11:30 AM
Innovations in Solid State Lighting

An introduction to light emmiting diodes (LED’s) including an overview of how solid state lighting creates light. A discussion on the various benefits and challenges pertaining to LED’s. Examples of new LED technology, design strategies, and applications used LED fixtures in Architecture Lighting (Good for GBCI CE Credit).

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May 8
AIA CINCO DE MAYO GOLF TOURNAMENT @ Crandon Park Golf Course

Stay tuned for sponsorship and player opportunities!

May 30 - June 3, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SEASIDE INSTITUTE WORKSHOP ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND COMPOSITION by Steven Brooke

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June 5 - September 13
Design a Golf Hole, and be part of the Museum Exhibit! Mini-Golf 2015

Invitation | Registration

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

FAÇADE BOOK

History Downtown Miami In Line Drawings is a portrait of the early twentieth century architecture and development of Miami’s city center.  Damir Sinovic, foreword by Arva Moore Parks
Book for sale at AIA Miami Chapter contact  305.448.7488
$36.38 including tax


COOL SPACES BOOK

Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture based on the TV Show hosted by Stephen Chung.  Book for sale contact AIA Miami Chapter 305.448.7488 – $26.70 including tax


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.


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.