Investigating Where We Live is the National Building Museum's summer outreach program for teens in the D.C. metro area. On July 5, the Washington Post published an article on the program and the students' experience in the Shaw neighborhood. Read "National Building Museum helps teens explore Shaw, a neighborhood in transition."
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Gregory Dreicer, former Vice President of Interpretation and Exhibitions at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, shares his thoughts with AAO after having presented at the Dedicated to Architecture Conference, including what leaders of architecture centers around the world set forward as priorities.
Congratulations to the Alaska Design Forum on their 20th Anniversary! We chatted with Klaus Mayer, trustee of the Forum and member of the AAO Board of Directors, about the Forum's past, present, and future.
Local communities often aren’t empowered with the skills, tools, and time designers have to untangle problems and act on them. The Architecture Foundation has found one way to take the skills that designers wield and open-source it to the community at large...
Apps are on every organization’s radar these days. But, as Cindy Olnick of the LA Conservancy points out, "it's a balancing act to try new things without randomly jumping on bandwagons." AAO spoke with Olnick about the LA 1960s Architecture app: the motivation behind it, how much investment was required, and what benefits they've seen so far.
AAO members have always made a strong showing in the AIA's Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement, from national outfits like the American Architectural Foundation to devoted individual members like design educator Anna Sanko and the Architecture Resource Center.
November 8-10, 2012 the Association of Architecture Organizations brought together the largest gathering of leaders and educators from architectural organizations dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. Here are pieces of the conversation it sparked:
By Patrick Miner, Media & Outreach Coordinator, Chicago Architecture Foundation
Google’s innovative search algorithms direct hundreds of millions of people to the websites they need everyday. The internet giant has become one of the most valuable and influential companies in the world by developing an advertising platform that is integrated into those search results we all know so well.
Three Boston organizations - LBD, Urban Neighborhood Design Alliance, and YouthBuild Boston’s Designery - have begun an informal partnership. All three organizations serve K-12 students but with slightly different focus. Each organization compliments one another, and before collaboration were competing for resources - such as donations, volunteers, and media space.