Wildfires On The Islands Of Maui And Big Islands In Hawaii
The unprecedented wildfires on the islands of Maui and Big Islands in Hawaii have caused widespread damage and killed dozens of people. The death toll continues to rise, making it the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history.
The AIA family is deeply saddened by these recent wildfires and is working in close coordination with AIA Hawaii as recovery efforts get underway. Our 97,000 members and extensive resources are being activated to support Hawaii’s health, safety, and welfare in the weeks, months, and years ahead.
AIA’s past experience with disasters of this magnitude tells us that the recovery process is a long, arduous road that architects can, and must help navigate, to make communities whole once again. We cannot bring back what has been lost, but together we can help find a new way forward.
AIA Hawaii recommends giving to the Maui Strong Fund. 100 percent of the funds will be distributed for community needs for immediate response and recovery.
Women’s Leadership Summit
This premier event is designed for ambitious women who want to unlock their full potential, make a lasting impact on their careers, and lead change in architecture and the allied professions. Join AIA members in Boston September 12–14, 2023, to meet, network with, and learn from an extraordinary lineup of renowned speakers, trailblazing leaders, and industry experts—and earn up to 45 AIA LUs.
Repaving The Road To Licensure
Patricia Ramallo, AIA, assistant vice president of innovation at NCARB, talks about removing unnecessary barriers for a more equitable profession.
Read at Architect Magazine
Private Projects Stall Even As Public Construction Spending Jumps
Although infrastructure dollars are flowing, “developer-driven activity appears to be drying up,” said ABC’s chief economist.
2023 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant
The AIA Upjohn Research Initiative supports applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge.
This AIA program funds up to six research grants of $15,000–$30,000 annually for projects completed in a 6- to 18-month period. The funds must be fully matched with hard dollars, with a maximum of 10% of allocated for overhead. A maximum of 10% of the requested Upjohn grant funds may be allocated for overhead. Grant recipients’ research findings and outcomes are published online by AIA.
California Adopts First-in-Nation Building Code Revision To Reduce Embodied Carbon
California is now the first state in the country to formally implement general code requirements for reducing embodied carbon in the built environment.
Read more in Architectural Record
Look Inside The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Neighborhood In Texas
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Some Of AIA’s Top Honors & Awards Are Open For Submission
AIA Honors & Awards has several awards open for submission—Fellowship, Interior Architecture, Regional & Urban Design, etc. View available submission opportunities and make Colorado proud!
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