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PRESIDENT’S NOTE

Troy D. Moser, AIA

As the first signs of spring begin to blossom across Nevada, I find myself reflecting on the vibrant activities and significant achievements we have experienced together. February was a month filled with meaningful partnerships and enlightening community engagements, underscoring our commitment to elevating collaborative partnerships and fostering educational growth I want to extend my deepest gratitude to each of you for your continued support and engagement with AIA Las Vegas Your dedication not only strengthens our community but also amplifies the impact of our profession across the state and beyond

Last month, we had the privilege of partnering with Il Salone del Mobile for the Road to Salone Las Vegas event held at the Sphere This unique collaboration allowed

us to bridge international design perspectives with local architectural excellence, showcasing the global relevance of our Nevada design community Additionally, our February Membership Meeting, hosted by the JEDI/Ed Outreach Committee, focused on "Advancing DEI: From Cultural Competence to Cultural Humility," providing valuable insights and fostering meaningful discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry

Our commitment to advocacy and leadership was further demonstrated through our strong Nevada contingent's participation at the AIA Leadership Summit, formerly known as Grassroots. There, we had the opportunity to advocate for architects to our Nevada Congressional delegation, focusing on critical bills such as HR964 & S366: Democracy in Design Act, S866: American Innovation and Jobs Act, and HR7024: Federal Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2024 in addition to advocating on changing interpretations of outdated fee limitations of 6% cap on federal contracts These efforts are vital in ensuring our profession continues to contribute significantly to our communities and the broader society

Looking ahead, March promises to be a month of inspiration and celebration, particularly with the upcoming Women Building Nevada Symposium on March 22. This event, hosted by the AIA Las

Vegas Women in Architecture Committee, is a testament to the incredible contributions of women in our field I encourage all of you to join in this celebration, to gain insights from our keynote speakers, and to engage in discussions that will surely enrich our understanding and appreciation of the diverse talents within our industry.

Furthermore, the much anticipated 50th Annual AIA Las Vegas Golf Tournament is soon coming on April 22 - I am excited to celebrate our tournament’s 50th anniversary! This is the event to go all out and wear your vintage golf gear For fellow golfers, this event provides networking opportunities with our community’s professionals in a relaxed setting out on the course

As we move forward, I remain committed to listening to your ideas, addressing your concerns, and celebrating your achievements Together, we will continue to craft places and cultivate connections. I encourage you to reach out, get involved, and help us shape the future of architecture in our community. Your voice and your participation are essential to our collective success

Sincerely,

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CONTENTS 24 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT & THE AMERICAN CITY frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference 16 NCARB POSIITON NCARB’S Position on NAAB and Accreditation in Architectural Education 06 MEET THE BOARD 07 YEARLY EVENTS 08 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT 11 PAST EVENTS 14 AIA LAS VEGAS NEWS 29 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE National Park Service Opportunities: Competitions, Summer Employment, and Surveys 34 LETTER FROM AIA NATIONAL PRESIDENT Letter from 2024 AIA National President, Kimberly N Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC 17 MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS 21 COMMITTEE NEWS 22 COMMUNITY NEWS 32 CLASSIFIEDS 33 AIA NATIONAL NEWS 4 AIA LAS VEGAS

M A R C H

07 EP/YAF FIRM CRAWL WITH NOVUS ARCHITECTURE

5:00 PM

09 URBAN SKETCHERS

10:00 AM

12 SFX IN-PERSON MIXER

4:30PM

22 WOMEN BUILDING NEVADA

SYMPOSIUM

12:00 PM

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Troy D. Moser, AIA President Moser Architecture Alexia Chen, AIA President-Elect LGA Architecture Teresa Mears, AIA Secretary LGA Architecture Quyen Luu, AIA Treasurer Gensler Wellbe Bartsma, AIA EP Director Gensler Daniel Chenin, AIA Director Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. Victoria Cousino, AIA Director KNIT Melvin Green, AIA Director KME Architects Kim S. Galbe, Assoc. AIA Director EV&A Architects Jeffrey Sarmiento, AIA Director Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects James Horvath, AIA Past-President BW&A Carlos D. Fernandez Executive Director AIA Nevada | AIA Las Vegas Kayleigh Hasshaw, CPSM Allied Director TJK Consulting Engineers Glenn Nowak, AIA Education Liaison UNLV SoA Vivian Arredondo, AIAS President UNLV AIAS Taryn Kole Assistant Dir. Operations AIA Nevada | AIA Las Vegas
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YEARLY EVENTS

Note: This calendar is accurate as of February 29th, 2024. Dates and events are subject to change as necessary as the year evolves.

MARCH WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE SYMPOSIUM 22 IN-PERSON MIXER AT KARNDEAN FLOORING LAS VEGAS 12 EP/YAF FIRM CRAWL AT NOVUS ARCHITECTURE 07 URBAN SKETCHERS 09 APRIL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE 01 50TH ANNUAL AIA LAS VEGAS GOLF TOURNAMENT 22 VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT 09 URBAN SKETCHERS 13 JUNE URBAN SKETCHERS 08 IN-PERSON MIXER/EDUCATIONAL EVENT (RENO) 17 SEPTEMBER ARC PRODUCT SHOW 12 URBAN SKETCHERS 14 OCTOBER URBAN SKETCHERS 12 ULTIMATE DRIVE AT ATOMIC GOLF 17 DECEMBER ARCHITECTURE NEVADA DESIGN & SERVICE AWARDS CELEBRATION 06 URBAN SKETCHERS 14
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JULY URBAN SKETCHERS 13 AUGUST URBAN SKETCHERS 10 NOVEMBER URBAN SKETCHERS 09 YEARLY
MAY AIAS GALLERY EXHIBITION X HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN AWARDS 02 URBAN SKETCHERS 11 VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT 14
EVENTS

VICTORIA COUSINO, AIA

I am a member of AIA because…

I believe in the importance of supporting and advocating for the future of the profession My current soapbox is protecting the use of the title “architect”, as its meaning has been diminished through the prevalent use in the software professions As highly skilled professionals, I believe we should fight to maintain the integrity of the title we worked so hard to achieve

How would introduce yourself to the world as an architect?

I started my education with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Vermont Technical College and completed my formal architectural education at the University of New Mexico I have been in Las Vegas since 2015, and I am currently an architect and Studio Leader with KNIT, where I manage our public work projects with clients such as the State of Nevada, Nevada Department of Transportation, and the City of Las Vegas.

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My passion lies in community-based projects that will benefit the people of the city that I love.

I currently serve on the AIA Las Vegas Board of Directors and in 2023 was awarded the AIA Las Vegas Women Building Nevada Rising Star Award, as well as the AIA Nevada Young Architect Award

What advice would you offer to aspiring architects aiming to follow in your footsteps?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and listen to everything. While I’m a fan of the hybrid work schedule we have at KNIT, I’m a big believer that the casual conversations and things you overhear while working in a studio environment are the best ways to learn. When asked how I’ve had the opportunities I have, my answer is “I’m nosy” It is very rare that a cool, exciting, high-profile project will be handed to you. Instead, if I hear of an

interesting project coming through the door, I’m asking how I can be involved

Are there any emerging trends or breakthroughs in architecture that have recently sparked your interest?

I’m curious to see where the developments in AI will take architecture As a form of art, I believe architecture will always need a human touch, but our processes may be streamlined and improved using AI. Like BIM, I think AI will eventually become another tool in our arsenal Personally, I’m looking forward to the day our robot overlords can perform a code analysis.

Can you share with us an architectural work that has deeply resonated with you and explain why it holds such significance?

The University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning (my alma mater), designed by Antoine Predock. The materiality, the structural

system, the natural light –there is so much to learn from and absorb in this building. Predock succeeded in creating a studio environment that continuously inspired future architects, and I feel blessed to have studied in such a remarkable piece of architecture.

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Dear architecture professional community,

I am writing to share NCARB’s position regarding the current debate in the architecture community relative to the role of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the future of architectural accreditation That debate focuses on potential adjustments to the NAAB’s governance, funding, and procedural models This discussion has been fueled by correspondence from NAAB to the accredited schools about potential new funding models and, as a result, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) leadership circulating a resolution for its membership consideration that would indicate a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the NAAB

NCARB has long been a strong supporter of accreditation through its financial support, involvement with faculty and students, and adherence to the dictates of its member board statutes and regulations Further, the Council believes the NAAB plays an important role in assessing the content of architectural education. Given the increased public discussion about these issues, as well as NCARB's commitment to developing a framework for multiple paths to licensure, NCARB’s leadership believes it is necessary and appropriate to clarify the Council's position on the subject surrounding the NAAB and accreditation

Accordingly, NCARB’s position statement is attached for the benefit of AIA State Chapter community We greatly appreciate your attention to this matter and are happy to discuss any concerns you may wish to share as we move forward

Sincerely,

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AIA Las Vegas Placemaking Committee

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Virtual Meeting 1st Thursday of each month at 11:00am

AIA Las Vegas Affordable Housing Committee

Co-Chair: Monica Gresser, AIA monica@BRAZENarchitecture.com

Co-Chair: David Kim, AIA David.Kim@MatterRealestate.com

Virtual Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Allied Members Committee

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Virtual Meeting 4th Wednesday every other month at 9:30am

AIA Las Vegas Government Affairs Committee

Chair: Eric Roberts, FAIA ericr@knitstudios.com

Virtual Meeting Schedule 1st Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & Education Outreach Committee

Chair: Melvin Green, AIA melvin@kmearchitects com

Virtual Meeting 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Women In Architecture Committee

Chair: Monica Gresser, AIA monica@BRAZENarchitecture.com

Hybrid Meeting 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm

AIA Las Vegas UNLV School of Architecture Committee

Chair: Glenn Nowak, AIA glenn.nowak@unlv.edu

Virtual Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30am

AIA Las Vegas EPYAF Committee

Chair: Wellbe Bartsma, AIA wellbe bartsma@gensler com

Virtual Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Urban Sketchers Committee

Chair: Eric Roberts, FAIA ericr@knitstudios.com

Virtual or In Person Meeting 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00am

AIA Nevada Small Firm Exchange

Chair: Anne Johnson, AIA anne@sparkflightstudios.com

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Small Firm Exchange Mixer

Tuesday, March 12th 2024

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Sundry Food Hall 6840 Helen Toland St Las Vegas, NV 89113

Join us for an evening of networking and connecting over all things design This SFx mixer brings together small and large firms, and entrepreneurs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and related fields

Whether you’re looking for new partnerships, clients, or just want to connect with the local design scene, this mixer is for you Please RSVP by March 10th Food and drinks will be available for purchase

VirtualCoffeeChat

Tuesday, April 9th 2024

8:00 AM

Virtual via ZOOM

Connect with fellow small firm leaders in Nevada for a virtual coffee chat with guest speaker, Craig Palacios from Bunnyfish Studio. This is your chance to meet other architects running small practices, discuss hot topics facing your firms today, and explore how the AIA can better support Nevada’s small business community

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Frank Lloyd Wright & the American City Today

Call for Papers | Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference

September 25-29, 2024 | Detroit, Michigan

Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture asks us to live in an ever-emerging America and to consider our relationships with each other in terms of the natural and cultural landscapes in enriching ways As his conceptions of “The Living City” developed across the decades, he came to see the automobile and modern means of communication as tools to rethink the historical tension between the city and the suburbs in American life, “taking the city to the country” he wrote Not as “decentralization,” but “re-integration ” Detroit and our experiences with its urbanized landscape offer us a chance to investigate such conceptions of the American city and their relevance to our lives today As a prototypical American metropolis, the “Motor City” embodies the spectrum of modern change, from early trading center to industrial colossus, through postwar suburban expansion, decline, racial strife, and current revitalization

Wright, and many others in his milieu, were vitally interested in settlement patterns, natural and productive landscapes, as well as various approaches to affordable housing in the context of the push-pull of cities and their hinterlands By the 1930s, his Broadacre City vision built upon earlier civic explorations extending the notion of the city block, as he adapted his ideas to a series of landscapes, scales and social contexts The relationships with the American landscape explored by the smallscale farming, networked communities and great cultural centers of Broadacre City are examples of a wide range of American urban planning approaches in the twentieth century worthy of comparison

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy invites paper proposals that address the relationships of Wright’s work and legacy to historical and contemporary issues of American landscapes, cities and suburbs through a critical lens. We especially invite submissions from individual or collective experience about living through historic cultural shifts or currently working to advance new paradigms of living and working in contemporary cities.

Topics might engage opportunities & limitations of automobility and its effects on settlement patterns & quality of life such as:

Histories of individual Wright-designed projects and how their stories relate to the history and people of Detroit; Different models of ownership and stewardship for housing and landscapes including urban infill, food production, or forms of cooperative endeavor;

Challenges of infrastructure, energy, housing, food, and climate change, including highway removal and urban rebuilding;

Seasonal migrations such as those made annually by the Fellowship and family vacations as engagements with the natural world made possible by the automobile;

The recentering of nature in the urban fabric or vice-versa as “reintegration.”

In addition to the topics mentioned above, proposals could explore further relationships to Wright buildings, sites, and people local to Detroit and its broader region Proposals related to other cities, regions and contexts with this focus will be given equal consideration

How to submit: Proposals should present fresh material and/or interpretations They should be submitted as an abstract of no more than one page, PDF, single-spaced, with a working title and the author’s name at the top The text should concisely describe the focus and scope of a 20-minute presentation The proposal should be accompanied by a one-page biography/curriculum vitae that includes: author’s full name, title and affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, email address and telephone number Please note any extraordinary audio-visual needs PDF files are preferred and filenames should include the author’s name Proposals must be received no later than March 11, 2024. Notification of proposals selected for the conference will be sent in early April 2024. You may also be invited to develop your proposal into an article for publication in SaveWright magazine. Please submit proposals online at savewright.org/proposals

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Moving the Historic Westside forward: Inside efforts to revitalize Las Vegas' historically Black community

Several projects under the HUNDRED Plan have been complete, with more set to get underway soon

Posted at 6:00 AM, Feb 15, 2024 and last updated 6:00 AM, Feb 15, 2024

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) It's an area rich with history and culture and one where community needs have largely been ignored until recent years.

We're talking about Las Vegas' Historic Westside, which has been the target of a revitalization effort since 2016.

The master plan known as the HUNDRED Plan (short for Historic Urban Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan) is now well underway in the community It sits in Ward 5, so Councilman Cedric Crear has spearheaded a lot of the

plan.

When asked why it’s taken so long to develop, he said this:

“Well, you can speculate on a lot of reasons why we haven't had that development, but our time is now, and I'd rather focus on where we are now moving forward."

As far as moving forward, a lot has been tackled so far

At James Gay Park, for example, it’s hard to miss the two shipping containers sitting on the property

Inside, Ron Voight and Tom Blount of Agricology Solution Services have grown food to give to the community for free.

Blount says they can produce 80 pounds of food every couple of weeks Collard greens are the most popular and make up about 60 percent of the crop.

“That's what the community wants That's their number one that they need, so that's what we give them,” he said.

Blount said basil makes up about 15 percent, parsley makes up 10 and cilantro, green beans and sugar snap

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peas make up about 5 percent each

Crear says planning will take place in 2024 to create some sort of farmer’s market and then long term, there will be a co-op grocery store

The HUNDRED Plan doesn’t end there, with each new idea and project leading to another one.

The COX Communication Innovation Center, for example, provides space for local youth to prepare for a future in STEM. Crear says there will also be esports tournaments

Next door, they’re working on a partnership with the College of Southern Nevada to build a workforce development center with a groundbreaking set for April.

“That's a 15,000-square-foot workforce development center that is going to get our community ready, trained, prepared to go to work in construction, manufacturing, information technology, also to help healthcare fields,” Crear said.

Across the street, they’re looking at workforce housing with 140 units

Then, there’s bringing music venues and restaurants to the area, along with establishing complete and safe streets for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

“I think when it's all said and done, we'll have $200 to $300 million invested into the community whether that is from private resources, philanthropy, business investments that are taking place, city investments that are taking place and others and so we are really putting a lot of emphasis into the Historic Westside,” Crear said

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2024

IT’S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL POWER POLL SURVEY!

This invitation will be extended to an exclusive group of business leaders in Nevada who I am asking to weigh in on a series of questions The results of the Power Poll will be published as a feature in the May edition of the magazine where it will be read by over 124,000 decision makers.

I’d appreciate your input for this feature The survey should only take a few minutes to complete. There is limited interview space in the article, so if you would like to be considered please be sure to fill out the contact information at the end of the survey.

** All surveys must be returned by Midnight on March 15, 2024. Late surveys will not be admitted. **

I look forward to seeing your responses!

Best wishes,

HALS Challenge

To go to the survey please click here or paste the following address into your browser:

https://nevadabusiness.com/ PowerPoll

PS - If you already completed the Poll this year, thank you! Since these are anonymous you may receive a duplicate reminder email from us Please disregard them

The 15th annual HALS Challenge competition is an open competition We invite landscape architects, historians, students, and other interested parties to document any landscape that you feel would make a good addition to the HALS collection Historic landscapes encompass a vast array of diverse property types and places, from formal gardens, parks, and public spaces to traditional cultural places, vernacular communities, and residential districts

Regardless of the site selected, please focus your HALS report on the landscape as a whole. Information how to describe and analyze historic landscapes for the HALS collection can be found in the HALS History Guidelines (pdf).

Since the copyright status of some materials is uncertain, please do not reproduce any graphics in your HALS documentation unless they are covered by a signed copy of our Copyright Release Form (pdf) or clearly in the public domain

People are hereby challenged to complete at least one entry using the HALS Short Format History Template (.docx).

Preservation Through Documentation!

For more information on how to enter and prizes, click here!

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Charles E. Peterson Prize

The National Park Service's Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP), The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) announce the 2024 Charles E Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HDP standards and donated to HDP by students.

The prize honors Charles E. Peterson, FAIA, one of the founders of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), and is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings, structures, and cultural landscapes throughout the United States while adding to the permanent HABS/HAER/HALS Collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress To date, more than 3,000 students from 75 colleges and universities have participated by completing more than 500 entries and more than 7,200 sheets of measured drawings The students have worked alone and in groups, in required courses, electives, independent study and summer institutes They have been, for the most part, architecture students in addition to architectural history, interior design, and American studies majors

Prizes

All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the jury Prizes amounts are:

First place: $10,000 and certificate

Second place: $5,000 and certificate

Third place: $3,000 and certificate

Honorable mention: $1,000 and certificate

See the list of Peterson Prize winners

For more information on eligibility, instructions, submission checklist, and more click here!!

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AIA NATIONAL CALENDAR AIA NATIONAL CALENDAR

MARCH 2024

04

HCD Webinar: Legacy House: An Architectural Firm’s Solution to the Housing Crisis

12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)

05

Progress Through Storytelling: Small Firms Winning Approvals For Innovative Design

05:30 PM to 06:30 PM (ET)

12

Live course: Operating Room Design: Using an Evidence-Based Design Process

02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (ET)

13

Accessory Dwelling Units: A Solution to Housing Inequity

02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (ET)

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05:00 PM to 05:00 PM (ET)

17-20

2024 PDC Summit

Starts: Mar 17, 2024 08:00 AM (PT)

Ends: Mar 20, 2024 12:15 PM (PT)

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HCD Webinar: Legacy House: An Architectural Firm’s Solution to the Housing Crisis

09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (ET)

2024

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 16, 2024

Dear AIA Member:

The American Institute of Architects is committed to fulfilling our mission, which is to inspire and empower architects to improve society and transform the world. We believe that education is vital to equipping our current and future members with the skills that are necessary to do just that. The accreditation of architecture schools is essential to maintaining a high level of quality in the process of training future architects. We write to you today to clarify our stance on the new funding proposal presented by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and to communicate our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement that supports NAAB-accredited schools of architecture Background

Historically, NAAB-accredited programs have not paid accreditation fees directly to NAAB Instead, accreditation has been financially supported by its partners: the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), and AIA.

NAAB recently called for public comment on their 2025-2028 Proposed Accreditation Program Fee Structure. This new funding structure involves directly charging schools of architecture for accreditation. This proposal has been met with significant discussion within the architectural community, primarily due to the potential financial implications for these institutions

A key concern is that this change could lead to an increase in costs for the schools, significantly higher than the current rates In response, AIA and the other supporting organizations have requested that NAAB withdraw the funding proposal and negotiate in good faith a path forward that is positive for students, schools of architecture, and the profession. We applaud NAAB's decision to suspend the public comment period until June 30, 2024 in order to revisit funding conversations.

Next Steps

AIA is urging all organizations to swiftly find common ground on the most effective way to support the accreditation of architectural education. AIA and NCARB are currently commissioning an expert analysis of the accreditation process, with the support of our partner organizations The results of this analysis will inform our collective path forward As our valued members, we want you to be informed of our commitment to education and know that we remain steadfast in safeguarding the interests of the profession We believe that through our common objectives, the stakeholders in this mater can engage in productive future discussions. AIA is looking forward to working with our colleagues to find a mutually beneficial solution to sustaining architectural accreditation.

Sincerely,

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Associated with Small Project Design

The SPD advisory committee is pleased to announce the 2024 Small Project Design Knowledge Community Grant The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for nonprofit organizations working with architects on community-based projects. Along with supporting the work of nonprofit organizations, we want to demonstrate the value of hiring an architecture firm (and AIA member) for community projects, by helping cover some of the costs associated with hiring the design team.

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