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aiarchitect | volume 16   the news of america’s community of architects November 06, 2009
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Wendy Ornelas, FAIA,

is the newly elected 2010 president of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Ornelas spoke with AIArchitect about the process, adoption, and implementation of the new (2009) NAAB Conditions for Accreditation; mentorship and encouraging youngsters to pursue architecture as a career; and the importance of faculty to have an active architecture practice.
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Alan Stover, FAIA,

has been involved with the AIA Contract Documents program since 1975 as a student intern, staff director, consultant, and member volunteer. In those capacities, he has been instrumental in the expansion of the scope and flexibility of the documents from the days of paper-only versions to the current families of documents available online for projects small and large and the wide variety of project delivery options in use today.
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Museum of Chinese in America Opens
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), designed by Maya Lin, recently opened a new New York City location that links Chinatown and SoHo, the city’s art district. MOCA will present the history and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States.
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Protect Your Project with New AIA Contract Documents
On Tuesday, November 3, the AIA released the latest version of AIA Contract Documents, which includes groundbreaking agreements that reflect the latest trends in design and construction: integrated project delivery, federally funded or federally insured projects, and sustainability. Go to blog

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