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Arizona

Arizona Architects Start a Dialogue

AIA Arizona recently launched its new peer-reviewed magazine, AIA Forum/Arizona, a publication that encourages discussion between architects, designers, and the larger community.

Learn more at aia-arizona.org.

Texas

New Bayfront in Corpus Christi

AIA Corpus Christi has set its sights on Destination Bayfront. Working with the community, the AIA is supporting a master plan for urban growth and a signature waterfront along the city’s underutilized Bayfront area. This placemaking effort focuses on creating sub-places within the area, such as cafés, playgrounds, beach activity venues, and outdoor performance spaces, which can evolve with the community while also enhancing the image of downtown Corpus Christi.

Learn more at destinationbayfront.org.

Pennsylvania

A Regional Solution for Route 51

AIA Pittsburgh, along with an AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT), spearheaded charrettes last October around improving the busy Route 51 corridor, a roadway that impacts multiple states. The program will help implement changes to landscaping, flood management, and other sustainability issues. In October 2011, SDAT will return to support the project’s continued progress.

New York

Design’s Next Generation

A new Architecture and Design Academy at the public International Preparatory School in Buffalo offers students in grades 9–12 a design-oriented education. Supported by AIA Buffalo/Western New York, the academy has enrolled its inaugural class and will prepare it for a higher education in architecture.

Learn more at aiabuffalowny.org.

Florida

Exploring Orlando

Navigate Orlando’s architecture at your own pace next time you are in town, or go online to peruse the built environment of the third most-visited U.S. city through the AIA’s Architectural Tour of Orlando.

Learn more at aiaorlando.com/architecturaltour.