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aiarchitect | volume 15 the news of america’s community of architects December 12, 2008
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November 7 | November 14 | November 21 | December 5
The Architect’s Perfect Holiday Gift: The 2009 AAF Calendar
Questions Regarding the AIA Contract Documents Update?
Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) & Whirlpool Corporation
What is AIA Washington up to?
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Consider 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance for Your Family
MasterSpec offers special discounts for AIA members
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  Executive Editor Douglas E. Gordon, Hon. AIA
Managing Editor Stephanie Stubbs, Assoc. AIA
Associate Editor Russell Boniface
Associate Editor Zachariah Mortice
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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
Tracy Ostroff
Grant Simpson, FAIA
Michael Tardif, Assoc. AIA
Tony P. Wrenn, Hon. AIA

It’s the Economy, Architect! Strong Cash Flow Is Vital Now More than Ever
Cash-flow complications are the leading cause of firms faltering in an economic downturn. Here, in the latest installment from the AIA’s Web-based resource on Navigating the Economy, is PSMJ Resources Founder and President Frank Stasiowski, FAIA, talks to AIArchitect Executive Editor Doug Gordon, Hon. AIA, about the key elements of every principal must understand to maintain the firm’s strength and position it for the coming recovery. For this and other helpful tips on navigating the economy, visit the AIA’s Web site.

AIA Diversity Recognition Program’s 12 Honorees Show How Diversity in All Forms Enhances Architecture Practice
The AIA is proud to announce the 12 honorees of its Diversity Recognition Program, which celebrates contributions of AIA members toward the goal of a more diverse profession. Full story

Janine Benyus is author of Biomimicry and cofounder of the Biomimicry Guild and Biomimicry Institute.
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Is a Stimulus Package Bad for Design? Design is all about imagining the future, and, yet, so many are currently fixated only on the present. Challenges are opportunities.
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