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Marketplace Trends of the Trade AIA’s 2014 Grassroots Conference takes place on March 19-21 in Washington, D.C. AIA Grassroots 2014 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 45th Annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference happens in Washington D.C. on March 19–21. Guided by a vision for the future of the profession, this event will give AIA leaders tools to influence and pursue action that will strengthen their components, firms, communities, and society at large. Grassroots 2014 participants will enjoy three days of general sessions, workshops and networking events designed to help component officers and aspiring leaders become effective chapter and civic leaders. are Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor for PBS NewsHour, who will provide attendees with insights on the climate of Washington, D.C., and Roy Spence, co-founder and chairman of GSD&M Idea City, who will examine the architect’s role in building a better world through purpose and design. In addition, attendees will have a chance to visit Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress to discuss federal issues of importance to the community, the profession, and AIA. To help prepare for these visits, the conference agenda will include “Advocacy Deep Dive” breakout sessions tailored to the needs of first-time attendees, Grassroots veterans looking to get more out of their meetings, and individuals interested in maintaining the momentum once they get back home. For additional information about this conference, including details about train and airfare discounts, visit: Keynote speakers for the conference Chicago Minneapolis Dallas AIA CES & LA CES Lunch & Learns available! 8191 Old Hwy 81 Temple, TX 76501 1-800-282-3388 94 Texas Architect 3/4 2014 The Kent R. Hance Chapel in Lubbock, by McKinney York Architects, was the “Best in Class” 2013 Brick Award winner in the Houses of Worship category. Call For Entries: 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is now accepting entries for its 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, BIA’s annual honors program spotlights outstanding, innovative, and sustainable architecture that incorporates clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material. Any work of architecture completed since January 1, 2009, in which clay brick products comprise the predominant exterior building or paving material (over 50 percent) is eligible. Entries are conducted entirely online and due by April 30. To enter and for more details, go to:

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