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A round-up of trending stories relevant to architectural organizations and AAO Member Spotlights. Plus, you make the news! Timely posts by and for AAO Members.

Interview with Tibbie Dunbar

Tibbie Dunbar was the first Executive Director of the A+D Museum in Los Angeles and now she's moving on after twelve years in that role. AAO spoke with her in an exit interview of sorts, asking for her reflections on what she learned and how the field has changed over the last decade. 

 

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Q&A with Toni Griffin about the Inclusion in Architecture Report

The J. Max Bond Center recently published Inclusion in Architecture, one of the first comprehensive compilations of data recording the state of African Americans and Hispanics practicing in the architecture profession that also includes a look at K-12 architecture education, popular media and other feeders into the academy. AAO caught up with the Bond Center's former director Toni Griffin for a brief chat on the commissioning of the report.

National Endowment for the Arts Makes Second Grant Announcement of its 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to the AAO Members who were part of the spring announcement of NEA Art Works Grants! View the listings in the article to learn more about proposals from the following AAO members:Alaska Design Forum, Architectural League of New York, Architecture Resource Center, Association of Architecture Organizations, Center for Architecture (New York, Center for Architecture + Design (San Francisco, Center for Architecture and Design (Seattle) / Design in Public, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Community Design Collaborative (Philadelphia), Design Trust for Public Space, Architecture Center Houston Foundation, Municipal Art Society of New York, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Salvadori Center, Seattle Architecture Foundation Van Alen Institute and William Marsh Rice University (Rice Design Alliance).

Pairing design education and architecture: Linda Keane

Linda Keane, AIA, artist, architect and academic, is passionate about greening public imagination. She combines a regenerative architecture practice with creative media projects, critical writings and public workshops collaborating with diverse communities in the creation of transformative learning experiences and environments.

Meet AAO Board Member Peter Murray

We are pleased to announce that Peter Murray, Chairman of New London Architecture, Jim Drinan, Executive Director of the American Planning Association, and John Comazzi, Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, have been appointed to the AAO Board of Directors. This month, we're featuring a Q&A with Peter Murray.

Meet AAO Board Member Jim Drinan

The 2016 AAO Board of Directors pose for a group shot during their winter Board Planning Retreat in New York last month.

We are pleased to announce that Jim Drinan, Executive Director of the American Planning Association, John Comazzi, Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, and Peter Murray, Chairman of New London Architecture, have been appointed to the AAO Board of Directors. This month, we're featuring a Q&A with Jim Drinan.

In depth Q&A with leadership of the new Center for Architecture & Design in Seattle

Lisa Richmond, S. Surface, and Stacy Segal

The Center for Architecture & Design in Seattle celebrated its grand opening on March 5, 2016. CfAD brings into one shared space AIA Seattle, Design in Public, Seattle Architecture Foundation and AIA Washington Council. AAO interviewed the lead collaborators on fundraising for an architecture center, structuring partnerships, planning for long-term impact, and more.

Meet AAO Board Member John Comazzi

We are pleased to announce that John Comazzi, Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, Jim Drinan, Executive Director of the American Planning Association, and Peter Murray, Chairman of New London Architecture, have been appointed to the AAO Board of Directors. This month, we're featuring a Q&A with John Comazzi. 

Society of Architectural Historians Presents the Annual Awards for Architectural Excellence at 75th Anniversary Gala

Currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will host the 6th annual Awards for Architectural Excellence gala Friday, Nov. 6 at the Woman’s Athletic Club (626 North Michigan Ave.) This year, SAH is proud to present the Architectural Journalism Award to Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, the Heritage Conservation award to architect T. Gunny Harboe (perhaps best known for his work on Chicago’s Rookery and Reliance buildings) and the Architectural Scholarship & Preservation Advocacy award to Richard Longstreth of The George Washington University, a past president of SAH.

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