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Healthcare Mass AIA KC | August 20 KC MO

Center for Architecture and Design
801 McGee St, Ste 100
Kansas City, MO

Trends in Healthcare is an educational series focuses on the current and future trends in healthcare design and planning. We invite the industry leaders to give AIAmembers a closer look at some of these trends and issues. This months session will be focusing on the concept of Mass- customization and how this trend can play a critical role in the future of healthcare facilities design and construction . The presenters will present the Cambridge tower project as a case study of Mass- customization implementation .

Topics will include:
The healthcare industry is adapting to different regulatory pressures as well as market pressures. These changes drive operational change but they also influence how we build hospitals. We’ll look at one example, The Cambridge Tower, to analyze how this building responds to the Affordable Care Act, changing market expectations, and the clinical need for flexibility in the space.

Worth 1 HSW credit.

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Kan-Struct 2015 AIA KS | September 16-18 Wichita 

Century II
Exhibition Hall
225 West Douglas
Wichita, KS

American Institute of Architects in Kansas (AIA Kansas), Associated General Contractors in Kansas (AGC Kansas) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), will host a new Conference and Exhibition in Wichita, Kansas; September 16-18, 2015. Over 300 contractors, engineers and architects are expected to attend. For more information or to register click here.



2015 ACSA Fall Conference | October 8-15 Syracuse

"Between the Autonomous + Contingent Objects"
Host School: Syracuse University School of Architecture
Co-chairs: Roger Hubeli and Julie Larsen, Syracuse University

Sometimes when we set out to fix what is broken, we can argue not only about what the fix should be but what the original problem was. The ongoing debate on architecture's position between autonomous discipline and cultural product is rearing its head once again to decipher where ‘architecture’ is ‘broken’ and how it should be ‘fixed’. It seems timely, given the 30th Anniversary of K. Michael Hays’ essay in Perspecta 1984, ‘Critical Architecture: Between Culture and Form’ that we revisit the debate on the tension between autonomy and contingency. Hays acknowledged that, “Authorship can resist the authority of culture, stand against the generality of habit and the particularity of nostalgic memory, and still have a very precise intention. [1] Without reverting backwards, what can this debate offer for the current discourse on the design and production of the architectural object? 

Lodging + Location

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AIA Women's Leadership Summit | September 19-17 Seattle

The Women’s Leadership Summit is a conference for women in positions of leadership. The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture. The Summit is scheduled September 17-19, 2015.

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AIA Central States Regional Convention | October 15-16 Des Moines

Mark your calendar for October 15-16 to attend this year’s Central States Regional Convention in Des Moines, IA. This year’s convention will feature six distinct tracks to offer meaningful sessions for all attendees: 1) Emerging Professionals; 2) Above & Beyond Code Compliance; 3) Business Best Practices; 4) Built Environment & Energy Innovations; 5) Everyday Essentials; and 6) Design Discovery.

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104th ACSA Annual Meeting | March 19-19 Seattle

"Shaping New Knowledges"
Host School: University of Washington
Co-chairs: Robert Corser, University of Washington and Sharon Haar, University of Michigan

As intellectual practice, architecture embodies unique ways of knowing. We use many terms to describe the creation of new architectural knowledge, among them research, scholarship and creative practice. Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably and without precision. As we confront real world crises, and changing expectations for research production within universities, it is important to ask more precisely: what are the unique shapes of the new knowledges that are particular to architecture? 

Call for Papers
Call for Projects

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AIA/ACSA Intersections Symposium | May 18 Philadelphia

Intersections Between the Academy and Practice: 

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are pleased to announce a partnership dedicated to the integration of education, research and practice of technologies at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia. This conference will focus on TECHNOLOGIES; specifically innovative technologies and unknown areas that will revolutionize the built environment. We invite practitioners and researchers to share their investigations on impactful technologies, ideas in testing stage, or profound mechanisms that have the potential to reform the design and building industry.

Call for Session Proposals
Call for Papers

AIA 2016 | May 19-21 Philadelphia

AIA Convention is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that comes just once a year. - See more at: http://convention.aia.org/event/youre-invited/rsvp-philadelphia.aspx#sthash.I2Zy9HqV.dpuf