Norwegian Architects Select 33 Best Works of American Architecture
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, presents the 33 projects selected by a jury of Norwegian architects as the best new American architecture. In its eighth year, the museum’s annual “American Architecture Awards” program showcases the “rich diversity of American design today.” The projects, most of which are designed by American architects, are located in Great Britain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Denmark, China, and Japan, as well as the U.S. Three projects are designed by foreign firms with a branch office in the U.S.: Coop Himmelblau, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Behnisch & Behnisch Partners.

Michigan Land-use Policies Set Example for Active Community Policies
Cool Cities initiative is hot program in Michigan
A governors’ group is lauding the State of Michigan for its efforts to integrate “active community policies”: development, land use, and transportation strategies that help ensure the built environment supports physical activity. The policies, the National Governors Association reports, often generate important health, economic, and environmental benefits to boot.

members’ voices
One Percent Solution Participants Share Their Approaches to Pro Bono Work
The One Percent Solution challenges architecture firms and individual practitioners to dedicate a minimum one percent of their working hours to pro bono service annually. AIArchitect asked members who participate in the One Percent Solutions’ program how they incorporate and encourage pro bono work in their firm. Here’s some of what the six participants said works for them.

John Peterson Selected as 2005–06 Loeb Fellow
Public Architecture’s founder will use year to evaluate future course of the nonprofit firm
The Harvard Graduate School of Design recently announced that architect John Peterson, principal of San Francisco-based Peterson Architects and chair of the nonprofit firm Public Architecture, has been selected as a Loeb Fellow for the 2005–06 academic year. Established in 1970 and named for Harvard alumnus John L. Loeb, the annual fellowship offers 10 post-professional candidates the opportunity for independent study at Harvard with the goal of “nurturing the leadership potential of the most promising men and women in design and other professions related to the built and natural environment.” Peterson’s fellowship will focus on the strategic organizational development of Public Architecture.

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Bow-Tie Plan Shapes Patient-centric Hospital
Texas Heart Hospital uses innovative shape to fit specialized needs
RTKL has begun construction on a new $106 million specialty cardiovascular facility in Plano, Tex. The Texas Heart Hospital of the Southwest will be 180,000 square feet of ultra-modern medicine in a 68-bed, four-level facility that will provide both inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular care at the Baylor Regional Medical Center. A partnership between Baylor Health Care System and 86 cardiovascular physicians and surgeons practicing in North Texas, the “Texas Heart Hospital of the Southwest will truly be a state-of-the-art, digital, ‘paper-light’ facility that is patient-centric throughout,” says John Castorina, AIA, principal in charge.

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Pro Bono Services Add New Dimension to Professional Practice
It’s a truism worth remembering: Giving one’s time and talents to others begets unexpected rewards. Moreover, for architects as well as all professionals, pro bono work is an integral component of professional practice. As the AIA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct states, “Members should render public interest professional services and encourage their employees to render such services.” Thus, it is no surprise that AIA members, through their components and architectural foundations, have organized to provide communities with abundant pro bono services.

Heads Up! Twenty-five Year Award, Honor Award for Architecture Submissions Due September 2
Just a friendly reminder that submissions for the AIA Twenty-five Year Award, honoring works of American architecture that have stood the test of time, as well as AIA Honor Awards for Architecture submissions must be postmarked by September 2. The AIA also will continue to accept entry fees for Honor Award submissions until this date. For more information, contact Kelly Pickard, or 202-626-7563. (Pictured is 2005 AIA Honor Award for Architecture recipient Emerson Sauna, Duluth, Minn., by Salmela Architect, for Peter and Cindy Emerson. Photo © Peter Bastianelli Kerze.)

London to Host Annual Design Festival September 15–30
Creative plans of all shapes and sizes are afoot in London as the city prepares for its two-week-long celebration of design this fall. More than 150 events will highlight the architecture end of the spectrum, from “Anglo Files: UK Architecture’s Rising Generation,” a debate on the values of the profession’s newest designers, to presentation of this year’s Irish Architecture Awards. Established in 2003 as an annual international event to celebrate and promote London and the UK’s creativity, the London Design Festival sponsors say they are offering “a diverse range of individuals and organizations [who] are able to come together, celebrate the creative diversity of London, discover new ideas, make new connections, and most importantly, have fun.” The Royal British Institute of Architects is one of the partners of the festival. For more information, visit the festival’s Web site.

Call for Entries: 2006 ReBrand 100
AIA members are invited to submit entries by September 28 to the second annual ReBrand 100 competition, an international awards competition recognizing the world’s most effective rebrands: the repositioning, revitalizing, or redesign of existing brand assets to meet strategic goals. Entries may be rebrands for a product, service, environment, or similarly discrete project or for an entire company, institution, or organization-wide project. AIA members are eligible for the discounted entry fee. For details, case studies of past winners, and other information online, visit the Rebrand 100 site.

Here Are This Week’s Featured Opportunities

Architect, Asheville, NC
Architect, Baraboo, WI
Architect, Bethesda, MD
Architect, Burlington, VT
Architect, Des Moines
Architect, Fayetteville, AR
Architect, Hartford/San Diego
Architect, Hilton Head Island, SC
Architect, Lancaster, PA
Architect, Marietta, GA
Architect, Orlando
Architect, Portland
Architect, San Diego
Architect, Sarasota
Architect, Tacoma, WA
Architect, Tampa
Architect II and III, Project Architect, Chicago
Architect/CAD Operator, Towson, MD
Architect—Commercial & Mixed Use, Central Coast, CA
Architect—Financial Interior Architecture Studio, Charlotte
Architect/Grad. in Architecture, San Diego
Architect/Intern Architect, Pittsburgh
Architect/Interns, Boulder
Architect: Ownership Transition, Williamsburg , VA
Architect/Project Manager, Falls Church/Reston, VA
Architect—Project Manager, State College, PA
Architect/Project Manager/Job Captain, Montclair, NJ
Architect/Project Manager Opening, Atlanta
Architects, Los Angeles
Architects, New York City
Architects, Virginia Beach/Richmond/Reston, VA
Architects, Washington, DC
Architect(s), Columbus, OH
Architects—All Levels, Atlanta
Architects/Designers: All Levels—Junior to Senior, San Francisco
Architects & Intern Architects, Baltimore
Architects/Interns, Atlanta
Architects/Interns, Boulder, CO
Architectural, New York City
• Architectural Design Leader, Arlington, VA / Washington, DC
Architectural Designer, Denver
Architectural Designer, Oakdale, CA
Architectural Intern/Draftsperson, Palmetto, FL
Architectural Interns, Charlotte/Raleigh, NC
Architectural Job Captain, Sarasota, FL
Architectural Positions, Fremont, CA
Architectural Project Manager, Denver
Architectural Project Manager, Redwood City , CA
Architecture Department Head, San Luis Obispo, CA
Building Envelope Professional/Architect, Jersey City, NJ
Cad Technician, Land Development Services, Charlotte
Chief Designer/Architect; Senior Designer/Architect, Hong Kong
Chief Executive Officer, Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids, MI
Construction Administrator, Honolulu
Construction Administrator, Long Beach/Costa Mesa, CA
Construction Manager/Office, Miami
Construction Project Manager, San Dimas, CA
Designer, Charlottesville, VA
Designer/Project Manager, Charleston, SC
Designer—Public Safety, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Director of Construction Administration, Myrtle Beach , SC
Director of Construction Administration, Pasadena, CA
Director of Design, Las Vegas
Director of Design, Los Angeles
Director of Product Development, Melbourne, FL
Eastern Regional Manager, Northeast
Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer, Washington, DC
Healthcare Architects/Project Managers, Brentwood, TN
Healthcare Facilities Planning & Design Consultant, National
Healthcare Project Managers, Philadelphia
Historic Preservation Architect, Bridgeton, NJ
Historic Preservation Architect, Washington, DC metro area
  Historic Preservation Architectural Intern, Bridgeton, NJ
Interior Architect, Lenexa, KS
Intermediate and Senior Architects, Bay Area/Sacramento, CA
Intermediate Architect, San Francisco
Intern, Atlanta
Intern—1 to 3+ More, Philadelphia Suburbs
Intern Architect, Atlanta
Intern Architect, Mesa, AZ
Intern Architect, Wilson, NC
Intern or Architect, Sarasota, FL
Job Captain, Healdsburg, CA
Job Captain, Oakdale, CA
Job Captain/CADD, West Los Angeles
Job Captain/Intern Architect, Phoenix
Job Captain/Junior Project Manager, West Covina, CA
Job Captain/Project Manager, Tacoma/Seattle
Job Captains, Alameda/Newport Beach, CA
Junior Architect, San Francisco
Junior Project Manager, New York City
Managing Principal, Philadelphia
Managing Principal/President, Atlanta
Market Sector Leader, San Luis Obispo, CA
Marketing Coordinator, Pittsburgh
Mid-Level Architectural Intern, Rocky Hill, CT
Model Maker Needed, Atlanta
Multiple Design & Administrative Positions, Multiple Locations
Project Architect, Denver
Project Architect, Falls Church, VA / Washington, DC area
Project Architect, Lander, WY
Project Architect, Madison
Project Architect, Melbourne, FL
Project Architect, Pittsburgh
Project Architect, San Francisco
Project Architect, Sarasota
Project Architect, Tacoma
Project Architect/CAD Tech, Corporate Rollout, Charlotte, NC
Project Architect—Justice, Charlotte
Project Architect/Manager, Lambertville, NJ
Project Architect/Project Coordinator, Altoona/State College, PA
Project Architect/Project Manager, Las Vegas
Project Architects, Annapolis, MD
Project Architects, Towson, MD
Project Architects/Designers, Philadelphia
Project Architects/Project Managers, Pasadena, CA
Project Design Leader, Boston
Project Designers, Raleigh/Durham, NC
Project Executive, Multiple Cities
Project Manager, Alameda, CA
Project Manager, DC, Arlington, VA
Project Manager, Fort Collins, CO
Project Manager, Indianapolis
Project Manager, Oakdale, CA
Project Manager, Phoenix
Project Manager, Raleigh
Project Manager, San Luis Obispo, CA
Project Manager—Civic, Charlotte
Project Manager—Education Studio, San Luis Obispo, CA
Project Manager—Healthcare, Milwaukee
Project Manager/Intern, Nashville
Project Manager, Land Development Services, Charlotte
Project Manager—Local Practice, San Luis Obispo, CA
Project Manager/Project Architect, RTP, Durham, NC
Project Managers, Phoenix
Research & Partnership Manager
Senior AutoCad Technician, Charlotte
Senior Construction Administration Architect, San Francisco
Senior Construction Administrator, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Senior Designer, Las Vegas
Senior Designer, Las Vegas
Senior Designer, Project Manager, Architect, Houston/Orlando/Los Angeles
Senior Educational Project Architect, Placerville, CA
Senior Environmental Graphic Designer/Art Director, Charlotte
Senior Interior Designer, Arlington, VA
Senior Project Architect, Charlotte
Senior Project Manager, Healdsburg/Sonoma County, CA
Senior Project Manager/Project Architect, Santa Ana, CA
Senior Project Manager—Workplace, Office, Charlotte
Senior Writer/Editor, Washington, DC
Specification Writer, San Francisco

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Consensus Forecast

Green Is in the Details: Green Building Products, edited by Alex Wilson and Mark Piepkorn (BuildingGreen Inc., 2005), offers descriptions and manufacturers’ contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally friendly products and materials, plus suggestions—grouped by building component type—of what to look for in a green product. Green Building Products is available now to AIA members for the special price of $27.95 ($34.95 retail). To learn more or purchase, visit the AIA Store or call 800-242-3837, opt. #4.

It’s All About Federal Procurement: Check out the new Guide to Federal Procurement Web site, a one-stop shop where AIA members can get updated information on how to apply for and win government contracts.

Celebrating Second Lives: Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, LLP, announces the publication of Boomer Buildings: Mid-Century Architecture Reborn, edited by Michael J. Crosbie, AIA, PhD.

See Calatrava from the Convention: You now can see the keynote address by 2005 AIA Gold Medal recipient Santiago Calatrava that won him three standing ovations, and can earn 1 CES credit to boot. AIA members may take the “Santiago Calatrava Works his Magic,” course for $29.95 ($59.95 nonmembers).

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