San Francisco

On the Radio

AIA San Francisco is airing 99% Invisible, a new weekly public radio series exploring the process and power of design. The show helps and chall­enges listeners to notice the invisible activity that shapes our world: design.

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St. Louis

Snap to It

AIA St. Louis hosts its annual National Photography Competition for Architects. Winning images, judged by an expert panel, will be displayed at the AIA 2011 National Convention in New Orleans and appear in the 2013 Rizzoli Engagement Calendar. Top winners earn cash prizes. Submission deadline is March 1.

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Washington, D.C.

Seeing Green

The new International Green Construction Code—now under development—promises signifi­cant changes to practice. The AIA is helping to shape the code and invites your insights and opinions now. You can help make the code better.

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Washington, D.C.

Contract Docs

Four new and updated AIA Contract Documents relating to residential and regional planning projects are now available. The B109 deals with the unique challenges of multifamily residential development and mixed-use development, while the B509 is a guide specific to condominium projects. The B107 is a standard form of agreement between an architect and a developer-builder for a single-family residential prototype. The B212 is a new standard agreement for an architect’s services for regional or urban planning.

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Haiti Relief

Stacey McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, is the first Sustainable Design Fellow funded through a joint effort by the AIA, U.S. Green Building Council, and Architecture for Humanity. She is working directly with Haitians committed to rebuilding their shattered communities.

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