AIA+2030 Registration Now Open
June 6, 2012 Session I: The 2030 Challenge: Setting + Achieving Energy Goals with Integrated Design
July 11, 2012 Session II: Getting to 60: The Power of Targets + Load Reduction
August 1, 2012 Session III: Passively Aggressive: Employing Passive Systems for Load Reduction Accentuate the Positive: Climate Responsive Design
September 5, 2012 Session IV: Skins: The Importance of The Thermal Envelope
October 3, 2012 Session V: Accentuate the Positive: Climate Responsive Design November 7, 2012 Session VI: Illuminating Savings: Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Strategies December 5, 2012 Session VII: Right-sized: Equipment and Controls for Super-efficient Building System
January 9, 2013 Session VIII: Site Power: Renewable Energy Opportunities
February 6, 2013 Session IX: The Hand-off + Staying in Shape: Operations, Maintenance + Education March 6, 2013 Session X: Putting It All Together: Achieving 2030 Goals On The Project and At The Office
Location:1791 Tullie Circle, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30329
Prepare For The New Energy Future The AIA + 2030 Professional Series helps design professionals create buildings that meet the ambitious energy efficiency goals of the Architecture 2030 Challenge. Ten, 4-hour sessions offer strategies to reach 100% reduction in fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions, giving design professionals the knowledge and leverage to create next generation, superefficient buildings - and providing firms with the skills that will set them apart in the marketplace. AIA Atlanta has partnered with the City of Atlanta and Sustainable Atlanta for this initiative.
Call to Action - 2030 Under Attack in Congress
ACT NOW: The 2007 Requirements for U.S. Federal Buildings to meet the 2030 Challenge are under attack in congress. It is essential that Architects openly and vocally support Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act. See below for model language to send to your congresspersons....I just submitted mine.
CONTACT YOUR U.S. CONGRESS PERSON:
Find your U.S Senator and e-mail / contact information:
Find your U.S. Representative and e-mail / contact information:
For Model Language to E-mail your Senators and Representatives CLICK HERE (Adapted from the AIA National legislative alert):
ARE David Thaddeus Structures Workshop
Here is your opportunity to take the ARE Structures Workshop with Dr. David Thaddeus in Atlanta. The ARE Structures Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including General Structures, Lateral Forces and the Structural Framing Vignette.
Non AIA member/ Non SPSU Alum - $355.00
AIA Members/ SPSU Alum - $295.00
Four Pillars Non AIA/ SPSU - $330.00
Four Pillars AIA Members/ SPSU Alum - $270.00
David Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB, is currently Associate Professor of Structures and Architectural Design at the College of Architecture, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been at UNC-Charlotte since 1999. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, where he taught architectural structures and design from 1989-1999. Professor Thaddeus earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (1981) and his Master of Architecture from the University of Houston (1988).
Project ARE Info Session #3
June 16th, 2012
Buckhead Branch Library Meeting Room
269 Buckhead Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Project ARE is a series of study sessions that exists as an informational refuge for aspiring architectural interns seeking to become licensed Registered Architects. The main goals are to inform exam candidates as to how to approach taking the ARE by providing information regarding study materials, facilitating answers to candidate's questions, and to provide some basic vignette techniques as well as informal reviews of candidates' practice solutions. Project ARE study sessions are Free to Four Pillars Members.
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|Discover ARCHITECTURE Seeks Volunteer Firms
AIA Atlanta seeks architectural firms to adopt Atlanta elementary schools for its innovative and fun architectural-based after school program called Discover ARCHITECTURE during the Fall 2012 semester. Firms, such as Perkins+Will, tvsdesign and Gensler, have successfully implemented the program. Now, a growing number of schools want Discover ARCHITECTURE as a creative and affordable after school option for 4th and 5th grade students.
One firm is needed to adopt Burgess-Peterson Academy, an elementary school in Southeast Atlanta
for the start of the program in late August/early September 2012. Discover ARCHITECTURE
runs once per week at the schools for 9 to 10 weeks. AIA Atlanta is open to the possibility of the
adoption of one school by two firms. We also seek additional architectural firms for who are
interested in sponsoring future elementary schools in the program.
Through their participation in Discover ARCHITECTURE, volunteer firms enhance student creativity and understanding of architecture and allied fields, gain the gratitude of families and the school community for their exemplary service and reinforce the firms' K-12 commitment. This AIA Atlanta program also provide an enjoyable setting for intern architects at the volunteer firms to gain IDP credits.
To learn more about Discover ARCHITECTURE, check out
and contact Melody L. Harclerode, AIA, at 678-642-0680 or
2012 SAR Architecture for Health Spring Conference
18 May 2012 | Madren Conference Center | Clemson, South Carolina
Chautauqua 3.0 on Regional Healthcare Architecture
Check-In | Late Registration (if space is available) | Continental Breakfast
Session 1: Keynote Address
Fable Hospital 2.0:The Business Case for Building Better Hosptials
Speaker: Blair Sadler, J.D., Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Faculty - UCSD School of Medicine and Rady School of Management
Session 2: Panel Discussion
Facilities Design for Patient and Family-Centered Care in a Cost
The Mandate for Quality of Care and Safety Improvements and
Facilities Design Implications
Speaker: Rick Foster, Senior VP
Quality of Care and Patient Safety
The Business Case: The Mandate of Cost Containment implications
overlaying the Quality of Care and Safety Mandate
Speaker: Mark Lyles, Chief Strategic Officer
Medical University of South Carolina
Moderator: Byron M. Edwards, AIA, ACHA
Session 3: Better: Increasing Value, Reducing Risk, Improving Outcome, Federally Qualified health centers in rural Mississippi
Speaker: Philip Patrick Sun, AIA, ACHA, NCARB,
Chief Planning Officer, Delta Health Center
Session 4: Integrated Project Delivery
Speaker: Randy Kaiser, VP Healthcare Group
*Earn a potential of 6 CE Credits
LIMITED to the fi rst 125 registrants
AIA Member Cost $150.00
Non-AIA Members $200.00
Student|Faculty $ 75.00
hotel reservations (reservations under AIA SC):
The Martin Inn 888.654.9020 or
conference rate $99.00
Explore Atlanta Contest Results
Thanks to the architects and design professionals who participated in the Explore Atlanta contest in the March 2012 print and on-line edition of Atlanta magazine. This contest developed from a creative collaboration between the magazine and AIA Atlanta. The participation of the AIA Atlanta community helped the on-line traffic for the magazine to nearly double during the month of March! Atlanta magazine was thrilled with the results.
Sixteen images from these eleven architectural professionals were selected for the contest: Allyson McCarthy, Bhavini Patel, Dhruti Jakes, Donald Parham, Rajiv Wanasandera, Garfield Peart, Harmony Blackwell, Richard DuCree, Myrtie Cope, Raymond Rarick and Juan Archila. Images from Wasin Pammarin and Tim Williams were featured in an on-line gallery of images.
Of the forty-eight enthusiasts who entered the contest, fifteen people identified correctly all of the Atlanta landmarks in the contest. One winner was picked in a drawing by Atlanta magazine to receive a free weekend at the historic Ellis Hotel, MODA tickets and Poncho Sanchez concert tickets. Congratulations to Todd Dolson with Stevens & Wilkinson!
The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
The building square footage committed to the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge has increased since from 27 million SF to nearly 33 million SF. The City of Atlanta is currently considering submitting their entire building portfolio to the Challenge which would be an additional 1.4 million SF. Centennial Place Apartments, the Atlanta Housing Authority Headquarters building and 200 Peachtree are also considering joining the Challenge.
The BBC will be hosting a Summer Matchmaking Event on June 20th from 3pm-6pm at the Hyatt Regency. The event will focus heavy on networking giving those in the A/E/C community an opportunity to speak with the building owners of the properties involved in the BBC. There will be no exhibitor booths. Instead, building owners will host tables and vendors will have the opportunities to visit the tables of their choosing.
The flagship project of the Atlanta BBC is the Civic Center. There will be a press conference / ribbon cutting ceremony which is tentatively scheduled for May 24th at 10am. The next educational workshop will take place sometime this month and will be on Water Efficiency.
Statistical data as of April 25th.
Phase 1 Totals
* Representing 21 million sq. ft.
* Total Energy Cost: $30,601,317
* Total Water: 144 million gallons
* Reduction since 2009, $1.8 million
- Average Savings, 7%
- Maximum Savings, 21%
Phase 1 Audit Status
*13/26 Buildings Data Fully Entered
* 5 million out of 21 million square feet
- 9 million sf will be entered in next two weeks
- 2.5 million sf of parking decks
- 2 million sf still waiting on data
Phase 1 Audit Statistics
* 68,350 Pieces of Equipment/Fixtures
* 31,331 T8 light fixtures
* 815 toilets
* 326, 2.5 GPM shower heads
* 25,878 tons cooling capacity
For more information visit http://www.atlantabbc.com/
Steve Mouzon Lecture
Atlanta Embraces Modernism
LEAN Construction Institute - New Atlanta Chapter!
The LEAN Construction Institute (LCI) is forming a new Atlanta chapter. They are looking for persons who are, have been or would like to become involved with LEAN construction principles and continuous learning. This announcement is not intended to be limited to only those persons engaged in construction activities. Owners, Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Mechanical/Electrical Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Vendors, Suppliers and rental companies are all essential and important members of our community and are therefore invited to participate.
The chapter steering committee will be holding a public meeting of interest at the Atlanta Perkins+Will office on May 17th. The purpose of this meeting will be to attempt to determine the level of interest in LEAN Learning, LCI as an organization & the implementation of LEAN procedures on actual Projects. During this meeting the group will have the opportunity to discuss LCI chapter structure, dues (amounts as well as why dues are important to LCI and to the new chapter), how all money collected will be handled and by whom, the potential formation of special interest groups within the LCI Atlanta chapter, start the development of a database of current Atlanta LEAN practitioners, and set a date for the formal chapter formation meeting.
May 17, 2012
6:30 - 9:30 pm
1315 Peachtree Street