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...
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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.
The Center for Architecture Foundation recently held a unique fundraiser, Guess-A-Sketch. It caught our eye as something many AAO members might emulate in their own communities, especially design education programs. We sat down with Jaime Endreny, the Foundation’s Executive Director, to discuss the success of the inaugural Guess-A-Sketch event.
Save the Date! DESIGN IN ACTION 2012: Connecting People to Place will take place November 8-10 in Dallas, TX. Program announcements coming soon. Registration opens summer 2012.
Since 2002, ArchNewsNow has provided thousands of readers with a daily email update on what's happening in the world of architecture and design. We talked with the founder and editor, Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, about how she selects content, the role that she's played to connect the architecture community around the globe, and where she sees ANN going in the next ten years. Congratulations to Kristen on the success of ANN and its 10th Anniversary.
Just days ago, when the Hyatt Foundation announced its 2012 Pritzker Prize winner, Wang Shu, we leafed through our AAO members’ programming records. Sure enough, Wang Shu made appearances at two AAO member organizations, Rice Design Alliance (RDA) and Dallas Architecture Forum (Forum) – part of a collaborative, multi-part investigation on Chinese architecture in fall 2011. We caught up with RDA and Forum leaders, Linda Sylvan and Nate Eudaly, to learn more about their fall 2011 programming partnership.