April 10, 2009
  Autodesk Offers Temporary Student Licenses and Training at No Cost
Recognizing the impact of today's economic challenges, Autodesk, an AIA150 Foundersí Circle Partner, is launching the Autodesk Assistance Program provides free* student-software term licenses, free online training, and a path to certification to unemployed architects. The program is intended to provide these resources to help architects and related professionals maintain and develop their 3D design technology skills and enhance their competitive position in the marketplace.

Citizen Architect Exchange & Reception at Convention
The Citizen Architect Exchange is scheduled for the upcoming AIA 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco on April 29 from 1-5 p.m. PT. The Civic Engagement Reception will follow from 6-8. The Exchange and Reception are an annual event at the convention for civically engaged architects to network, share best practices, and hear from citizen architects.

AIA, ACSA Partner to Submit Ideas for Stimulus-Funded Projects
The AIA has partnered with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to seek submissions from architecture-school faculty and students of community-enhancing projects worthy of Economic Recovery Act funding. Examples could be student studios and charrettes. This effort is in conjunction with the AIA Rebuild and Renew program, by which AIA components are currently reaching out directly to members for examples of worthy local shovel-ready projects. The shared goal is to bring the collective insight of students, faculty, and practicing architects on maximizing the impact of the stimulus money to localities across the nation.

Join the National Conversation: Celebrate Architecture Week on Facebook
The upcoming National Architecture Week, April 13–19, gives AIA President Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, the opportunity to present a new way to celebrate.

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