CHAPTER BULLETIN
Newsletter of AIA Rhode Island, the Most Strategic Chapter of AIA
in the Union's Smallest State
AIA Rhode Island is proud to partner with DESIGNxRI on DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 : a multi-day event that spotlights the talent, innovation, and influence of the Rhode Island design community.

Below is a small sample of the engaging programs organized this year that we're especially excited to share with the broader architecture community.
Solving the Housing Crisis: Where does Design Fit In?
Sept. 14th 8:30am-10am
AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire St, Providence
An architect, an urban planner, a municipal planner, and a developer will discuss the working partnerships between designers, developers, and municipalities and the role that design plays to create housing that meets the State’s needs.
TOTAL CEU's: 1.5 LU
COST: FREE
Above image courtesy of Union Studio Architecture & Community Design
Scrappy Meets Savvy
Sept. 18; 12:00-1:30pm
The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave, Providence

The Steel Yard is preparing to amp-up its course offerings and magnify event spaces in a way that is true to its scrappy aesthetic and bootstrap community approach! Join Architect Christine M. West, AIA and Steel Yard Director Howie Sneider as they discuss the design process and approach taken to achieve high-impact results that maximize investments and will allow the industrial arts center to enormously expands its programming.
TOTAL CEU'S: 1.5 LU
COST: $10
image courtesy of KITE Architects
Shaping Experience and Community through Design
Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30pm;
199 Anthony St, East Providence

Join Ben Pell, AIA (PellOverton Architects) and Ted Peffer (iolabs) for a presentation of recent architecture and environment design that explore the ways in which approaches to material, form, color, graphics and scale have resulted in thoughtfully constructed environments that promote community through design.
TOTAL CEU'S: 2 LU / HSW
COST FREE
image courtesy of Pelloverton
AIAri 2018 STRATEGIC PLANNING UPDATE

Over a period of 10 weeks this past spring and early summer, we interviewed a total of 40 people from 15 different architecture firms and affiliated organizations representing a cross section of our local architecture community, and conducted a survey shared with local architecture professionals, to form the basis of our strategic planning process. Together you all shared a tremendous amount of helpful feedback and inspirational ideas that will help our Board of Directors move our chapter forward. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

On August 3rd, our Board of Directors held a retreat on the rooftop of the Peerless Lofts Building in downtown Providence to begin forming our goals, revised mission and vision for our chapter. We're just getting started, and look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress.
PARTNER PROGRAMS
Rhode Island 
Infrastructure Summit
Sept. 17th, 9am-3:30pm
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street, Providence

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank's second annual Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will focus on four areas of infrastructure: Green Infrastructure & Resiliency, Economic Development, Clean Energy, and Housing.
TOTAL CEU'S: 6.5 LU /HSW
COST: FREE
A Program of the
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and GrowSmartRI
OPPORTUNITIES
JOB OPENINGS
AIAri is your resource for finding job openings in the RI architecture industry. Current openings include positions at GMI Architects , Vision 3 Architects, McGeorge Architecture Interiors, Blount Bennett Architect and more. See the full listing here . Have a job opening to share? Email the description and contact information to: info@aia-ri.org

Looking to broaden your search, or post your job opportunity to a national and / or international audience? Check out the AIA Career Center !
RESOURCES
A reminder that no matter where you work, your industry or your company size, AIA has the contracts you need to effectively protect your project. LEARN MORE >
ASPIRING ARCHITECTS
STUDYING FOR ARE 5.0?
Come join our Test Prep Collective for access to Study Materials, Review Sessions and Seminars with ARE Mentors. Our group meets regularly and is a great resource to complete your path to Licensure. The Collective meets Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 at a different location every week. For more info and to RSVP, please contact Austin Blanks
AIAri CORPORATE AFFILIATE NEWS
  • We are excited to announce that Anselmo Toni has joined J2Construct as General Superintendent in support of Pre-construction and Construction Phase services. Anselmo brings over 30 years experience with projects as much as $15.0M. Welcome aboard Anselmo!

Are you an AIAri Corporate Affiliate with company news to share? If so, please complete this form for your company news to be shared in our next Chapter Bulletin. Not a Corporate Affiliate, but interested in joining ? Email info@aia-ri.org for more information.
Founded in 1875, AIA Rhode Island is a statewide component of the American Institute of Architects, and is the seventh oldest AIA chapter. It is a professional association representing over 200 professionals and 35 Corporate Affiliate members. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures clients, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. Corporate Affiliate and Allied members include engineers, contractors, owners/clients, public officials, other allied professionals, students, and others interested in design and the built environment.