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Seattle

Integrated Design

On Feb. 25, the Seattle Component of the AIA hosts The 2030 Challenge: Setting + Achieving Energy Goals with Integrated Design. This session kicks off the Component’s AIA+2030 Professional Series, 10 courses meant to help architects create buildings that meet the 2030 energy-efficiency goals.

Learn more at www.aiaseattle.org/aiaplus2030.


Austin, Texas

There’s an App for That

Missed last season’s AIA Austin Homes Tour? Go to iTunes and download the free “AIAHT” app, which includes photos, map locations, and phone numbers that give access to cell phone audio tours.


Houston

Mark Your Calendar

Gulf Coast Green, a major symposium and expo on green building organized by the AIA Houston Committee on the Environment, is set to take place on May 25.

Learn more at www.gulfcoastgreen.org.


Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Here I Come

AIA Kansas City is a key sponsor of a 12-part television series, Imagine KC. The year-long series, developed by PBS affiliate KCPT and the Mid-America Regional Council, documents sustainable design projects and challenges residents to think of new ways to help their area become more vibrant, connected, and green.

Visit www.kcpt.org/imaginekc.


Ohio

Building Better Communities

Four community-minded emerging professionals have been named Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellows for the Class 2010–2013, among them Wayne Mortensen, Assoc. AIA, Central States Regional associate director on the AIA National Associates Committee. “What some might view as an extended service opportunity, I hope to make my life’s work,” he says.

Read more at www.rosefellowship.org.


North Carolina

New Home for AIA North Carolina

In December 2010, the North Carolina Component of the AIA broke ground for an ambitious four-story, 12,000-square-foot headquarters designed by Raleigh-based Frank Harmon, FAIA. The highly anticipated $5 million building is located in the center of downtown Raleigh, and its modern design promises to bring a new vibrancy to the city.

Learn more at www.aianc.org.