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Larger Homes with More Outdoor Amenities Squeezing into Smaller Lots

A housing recovery is expanding residential billings in nearly every region and housing type, and while the houses might be bigger, they’re wedging themselves into compact, more urban lots.

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MyCES: AIA Launches New Interactive Member Transcript Service

Track continuing education requirements using MyCES’s visual display of completed Learning Unit and Health-Safety-Welfare credits, and browse continuing education offerings.

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Virtual Town Halls Give Members a Place at Repositioning Table

The AIA is reaching out to its diverse constituencies as the Repositioning Initiative gains momentum. Next month, the Institute will begin quarterly virtual town hall meetings to continue the discussion with the entire membership.

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Candidates for AIA National Office Address Emerging Professionals’ Questions

All 10 candidates for AIA National elected office answer questions on the future of the profession, addressing concerns of the young professionals that will one day lead the AIA.

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When Addressing Liability and Ethics, Upfront is the Only Option

When something goes wrong on your project, who is the first one to acknowledge it and fix it? The Citicorp Center case study illustrates the benefits of making sure it’s you.

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Building the Case for Design and Health

As part of the AIA’s Decade of Design project with the Clinton Global Initiative, MIT graduate students are examining how the design of a place affects the health of those that live there, testing hypotheses about how to improve residents’ wellness, and having a few expectations confounded along the way.

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Maki and Associates MIT Media Lab Leads Boston Society of Architects Awards with Harleston Parker Medal

First awarded in 1923, the Harleston Parker Medal honors the most beautiful piece of architecture built in Boston each year.

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McAllen Main Library; Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.

2013 recipient of an AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture.

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Special Issues:

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Blake Mycoskie on the Transformative Power of Architecture

TOMS Shoes founder and “chief shoe-giver” Blake Mycoskie got a first-hand look at how architects use design to help people and communities reach their full potential when he collaborated on a new TOMS office space.

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‘One’ for the Neighborhood

With the help of a few architects and designers, TOMS Shoes’ Blake MyCoskie transformed his business ethos of stylish altruism into a retail experience that lives up to the company’s standard of social and material sustainability.

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archiCULTURE Documentary Premieres

Don’t miss the exclusive convention screening of archiCULTURE, the new film about architecture education, on Fri., June 21, 2-3 p.m., room 302. Special panel follows with co-producer/director Ian Harris, former UT-Austin Dean Lawrence Speck, FAIA, Mark LePage, AIA, of Entrepreneur Architect, AIAS President Matt Barstow, Assoc. AIA, and the film’s student “stars.”

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Advocacy: Support Community Design Centers and the National Design Services Act
AIA KnowledgeNet: FOREFRONT--Architects as Collaborative Leaders
July 9 Webinar: The AIA’s New Program Management Contract Documents Family
AIA San Francisco Introduces Social Impact Design Constructed Realities Competition
10 Members Declare Candidacy for AIA National Elected Offices
MoMA Exhibit Begins June 15-- Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Hillary Rodham Clinton to Deliver Keynote Remarks at 2013 Greenbuild Conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 20-22
National Society of Professional Engineers Conference Begins July 17 in Minneapolis
New York Times:
Thinking Big: Four Visions of a New Penn Station
Fast Company:
Redesigning Schools For Learning, Discipline, And Safety
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LACMA’s future unfurls in Peter Zumthor's design
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AIA Eastern Kentucky design competition to focus on filling downtown ‘missing tooth’

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