September 18, 2009
  AIA Pennsylvania Celebrates Architects Day on September 22
AIA Pennsylvania members will be visible on Sept. 22 for Annual Architects Day on Capitol Hill in Harrisburg, Pa. For this, the society's 100th anniversary, AIA architects will discuss current legislative issues, opportunities, and concerns with members of the General Assembly and celebrate architectural design in Pennsylvania with the presentation of the Architectural Excellence Awards.

HKS-Designed Cowboys Stadium to Make "Regular-Season" Debut
When the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys take to the field this Sunday for their first home game of the season, the players and fans should feel right at home in their new digs, a $1.1 billion, 3-million-square-foot stadium that features a roof opening much like the iconic “hole in the roof” at the team’s old facility in Irving, Tex.

Join the AIA’s Facebook Young Designers Challenge
The AIA is hosting its first ever design competition on Facebook—the AIA Facebook Young Designers Challenge. The competition is targeting emerging professionals, and is open to all AIAS members, all Assoc. AIA members, and all AIA young architect members. (The AIA defines young architects as being licensed 10 years or less.)

Member Suspended for Violating AIA Code of Ethics
The National Ethics Council (“Council”) has suspended the membership of Donald G. Briggs, AIA, for two years for violating Rule 1.101 and Rule 3.201 of the Institute’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (“Code of Ethics”).

NCARB Increases Grants to Bring Professional Practice into the Classroom
To further encourage the integration of professional practice and design education, NCARB is increasing the amount of their annual grant program from $10,000 to $25,000. These funds will be distributed to one, two, or three grant winners.

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