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aiarchitect | volume 15 the news of america’s community of architects February 15, 2008
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January 18 | January 25 | February 1 | February 8
Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature
Questions Regarding the AIA Contract Documents 2007 Update?
What Is a Cornerstone Partner?
What Is AIA Continental
Europe up to?

Professional Resources: MASTERSPEC®
Cover Personal and Business Expenses if Disability Strikes
Visit the AIA Career Center to view/post openings. You can sort the complete list by keyword, category, job level, job type, and location. › Academic Faculty 1
› Administrative Support 1
› Architect 97
› Architectural Intern 19
› Computer Aided Design 9
› Construction Management 8
› Engineering 6
› Facilities Management 3
› Graphic Design 3
› Healthcare Architect 10
› Industrial Design 2
› Information Technology 1

› Interior Design 15
› Jobs at the AIA 1
› Landscape Architecture 2
› Library Services/Knowledge Management 1
› Marketing 4
› Planning 7
› Project Manager 34
› Security Design 1
› Specifications 5
› Web Design 1
› Alabama 1
› Alaska 2
› Arizona 5
› Arkansas 1
› California 23
› Colorado 3
› Connecticut 1
› D.C. 4
› Florida 7
› Georgia 3
› Illinois 3
› Maryland 6
› Minnesota 1
› Missouri 2
› New Jersey 1
› New York 7
› North Carolina 17
› Ohio 2
› Oregon 1
› Tennessee 4
› Texas 9
› Utah 1
› Virginia 2
› Washington 1
› Wisconsin 1
  Executive Editor Douglas E. Gordon, Hon. AIA
Managing Editor Stephanie Stubbs, Assoc. AIA
Associate Editor Tracy Ostroff
Associate Editor Russell Boniface
Associate Editor Zachariah Mortice
Graphic Design and Web Publishing Innov8iv Design Incorporated
Contributing Editors: James Atkins, FAIA; Kermit Baker, PhD,
Hon. AIA; Michael J. Crosbie, AIA, PhD; John P. Eberhard, FAIA; Stephen A. Kliment, FAIA; Heather Livingston; Grant Simpson, FAIA; Michael Tardif, Assoc. AIA, Tony P. Wrenn, Hon. AIA.

BIMStorm Hits LA
Contributing Editor Michael Tardif, Assoc. AIA, describes how on January 31, 133 design professionals—plus 700 observers from 11 countries—participated in BIMStorm LAX, a 24-hour, online design charrette making over large swaths of Los Angeles in a grassroots exercise organized by Kimon Onuma, FAIA, founder and principal of Onuma, Inc.
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Susan Maxman, FAIA, founder and design principal of SMP Architects, a pioneer firm in green design, and served as AIA president in 1993, the first woman to hold the office.
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Making It Real
The AIArchitect Blog will step up to the challenge of eliciting member-to-member intellectual engagement in the manner most blogs do and begin publishing more than once a week. If you wish to track discussion strings as they appear, an easy, direct medium is an RSS feed. If you’re not sure what that is, click the link to “What do you think?” below.
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› AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Hosts Disaster Mitigation Seminar in D.C. on March 7
› AIA RFP Research Grant Proposals Due April 16