McMillan Pazdan Smith, a designated AIA Intern Friendly Firm, is a studio-based, client focused and community oriented design firm which practices within six studios with expertise in urban, campus, community, health-care, retail and K-12 planning and design. The firm represents a collaborative group of dedicated and enthusiastic design professionals who believe function, beauty, constructability and cost-effectiveness are integral attributes of good environmental design.
They are currently recruiting interns for summer 2011 for architecture and interior design.
Students should submit a letter of interest, resume, and abbreviated portfolio by March 1, 2011 for consideration. Submissions should be directed to:
The CNU Carolinas Chapter is instituting a lecture series for different areas of the Carolinas. We are proud to introduce our first lecture as being the nationally recognized author of The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler.
The Beaufort, SC Area members have collaborated with the City of Beaufort, Brown Design Studio, and Tucker Building Corporation to bring Kunstler to Beaufort. The lecture will be at 6PM on Wednesday, February 16th at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Auditorium, located at 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC.
The auditorium is in MacLean Hall, Building 12 on the campus map.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
A special thanks is owed to the City of Beaufort, Brown Design Studio and Tucker Building Corporation in Beaufort for giving us the opportunity to have James Howard Kunstler lecture here in the Carolinas.
Dear Architecture Student,
Autodesk, developer of architectural design software, needs your help. Our mission is to improve the quality of the built environment and the collaborative process by which it is created. The design and construction industry that you will soon enter is faced with both huge challenges and incredible opportunity. The industry is showing signs of dramatic change and you’ll be part of new ways to design and construct the built environment.
You are the next generation of Architects and we need your help to understand how you design, what hardware and software tools you use, and how you want to work in the future. We would like to invite you to participate in a short online survey to help us learn how to better serve your future needs.
The survey will take about 10 minutes and the data will only be used for research purposes. No names will be associated with the results of this survey.
You can click on the link below to start the survey. If you have fellow architecture students who would like to help, please forward this email on to them.
Thanks for your assistance,
Prof. Amy Wynne and Mark Leveno are finalists in the Free Green ‘Who’s Next’ design competition. Their design was selected out of over 400 entries to move to the next phase of the competition.
Show your support for this project by one of our own, and vote! You can view the full competition entry and vote here.
The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the AIA Committee on Design (COD) invites architects, students, and allied design professionals to submit sketches to the international 2011 YAF/COD Ideas Competition.
In this unique sketch competition, submitters are asked to explore the principles of Universal Design as well as their overlap with values of social and environmental sustainability.
Winners will be announced and will have their work exhibited at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 12-14, 2011. Selected entries will be displayed on the AIA website.
* For Complete Submission Details, Download the 2011 Ideas Competition Call for Entries (PDF)
Inspired by the recent trajectory of thought and action demonstrated by the IOC and IPC, the American Institute of Architects invites designers to participate in a design competition intended to build upon the efforts of the past decade by proposing a vision for Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games that is guided not only by socially- and environmentally-sustainable principles, but also by the principles of Universal Design.
Universal Design has been defined as “the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.” This definition was developed by Ron Mace, FAIA, an architect and the founder of the Center for Universal Design at N.C. State University. In recent years, architects and designers in the US and abroad have come to recognize significant and growing overlaps between Universal Design principles and emerging values of social and environmental sustainability.
This year’s design problem, to create a master plan for the Olympic Village and a design for a representative mixed-use building that includes athlete housing, will provide entrants with the opportunity to explore these overlaps. Successful solutions will demonstrate a commitment to Universal Design, as well as social and environmental sustainability, throughout the Village during its Olympic, Paralympic, and Legacy modes by creating designs that will allow the Village to play a vital role in the ongoing development of the City of Tokyo-not only for the short-term as athletes’ housing during the Games, but also for the long-term as a catalyst for infrastructural revitalization once the Games have closed.
Entries may be submitted anytime between January 14, 2011 and March 14, 2011. All submissions should contain original content only. All entries must be submitted without identifying marks, including logos, text, insignia, or images on the display surface that could be used to identify the submission’s authors.
The AIA will have the right to use all information and materials submitted to display in exhibitions and publications to publicize the Competition, including but not limited to the following:
* A gallery display at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana;
Entrants will be expected to complete and return copyright release forms. In addition, each entrant will be required to sign a declaration that neither the entrant individually nor any firm of which the entrant is an owner or manager employs unpaid interns, including working students.
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 5pm
Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 8pm
The submission deadline will be strictly observed; no exceptions will be made.
No entry fee will be refunded for any entries, including those that are disqualified, late, or not completed. Payment information will be collected on the online registration form.
2011 YAF/COD IDEAS COMPETITION JURY
Michael Graves, FAIA
Hansy L. Better Barraza AIA, LEED AP
Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA
Walter J. Hood, Jr., ASLA
AWARDS / PRIZES
TOTO Prize (Best Universally Designed bathroom)
Mountainfilm on Tour in Savannah Announces New Feature Film
by Sponsor U.S. Green Building Council’s Emerging Professionals
“This Film is an agent for social change.” – Robert Redford
Climate Refugees is an important and timely documentary film that uncovers the unbelievable plight of people around the world displaced by climatically-induced environmental disasters. The film illuminates – for the first time – the human face of climate change as civilization now finds itself, facing the confluence of overpopulation, lack of resources and a changing climate.
Climate Refugees was the centerpiece film at the United Nations’ Climate Summit in Copenhagen last December, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, played at dozens of film festivals around the world to rave reviews, and has received multiple awards and an overwhelming audience response.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
TIME DOORS OPEN: 12:45 pm
TIME SHOW STARTS: 1:00 pm
On Sale: January 3, 2011
Where to Purchase: At the Door / Online / Event Venue Box Office
Ticket Prices: $10 Adult / $5 Child and Student
For 30 years, Mountainfilm has been committed to bringing increasing levels of artistic excellence to its mission of educating and inspiring audiences about critical issues. The festival began as a venue to showcase climbing movies, but has grown to be a major proponent of adventure, awareness and activism. Celebrating indomitable spirit, Mountainfilm has the power to change lives. To learn more about Mountainfilm please visit www.mountainfilm.org
ABOUT GEORGIA CONSERVANCY:Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy educates, builds awareness and brings together diverse interests, to develop common-ground environmental solutions to protect Georgia’s natural resources for present and future generations by advocating sound environmental policies, advancing sustainable growth practices and facilitating common-ground solutions to environmental challenges.
ABOUT USGBC-EP:The Emerging Professionals, or EP, is a Committee of the USGBC-GA Atlanta Branch, and is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development and green building practices within Georgia’s building industry. The EP is a group of young professionals who work to provide networking, support, educational and professional development opportunities for future leaders in the green building movement so they can identify with and become invested in the green building movement as one of the cornerstones of a sustainable society.