AIA empowers architects to design a world that allows people, communities, and our planet to thrive.  Its members work to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare.  While AIA has a long history promoting sustainability in architecture, in 2019, AIA took several actions to inspire sustainable, resilient, and inclusive design in all projects.  At the AIA Conference 2019, Betsy del Monte, FAIA, presented Resolution 19-11: Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action, which garnered a favorable vote of 93% of the constituents present and which was ratified by the AIA Board of Directors.  To support this resolution, AIA is developing the Framework for Design Excellence, made up of 10 measures, formerly known as the COTE Top Ten.  It organizes our thinking, facilitates conversations with our clients and the communities we serve, and sets meaningful goals and targets for climate action.

AIA Dallas will be offering a series of happy hours in 2020 with discussions to explore these 10 measures, including best practices, high impact strategies, resources and case studies:

   January 21 – Kick-Off: National AIA’s Commitment to Climate Action

   March 3 – Session 1: Design for Integration and Design for Community

   May 5 – Session 2: Design for Ecology and Design for Water

   July 14 – Session 3: Design for Economy and Design for Energy

   September 15 – Session 4: Design for Wellness and Design for Resources

   November 10 – Session 5: Design for Change and Design for Discovery

These sessions will be led by designers for designers.  Each session will start with networking over drinks and snacks, followed by a short presentation and case study to facilitate the ultimate goal of a conversation about how to explore these topics with clients.

Several options will be provided for participation: individual series tickets, firm series tickets and individual session tickets.  More information is available at the Register Now button in the left hand column.

Come be part of the conversation and be better prepared to take part in the solution!


How Do I Get to the AD EX?
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