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Michael Lingerfelt Q&A

Michael Lingerfelt, President of AIA Florida and former Disney Imagineer, recently spoke to high school students about design. Below, read our Q&A with Lingerfelt about design education.

They Said It

This month, we came across quite a few notable public figures speaking about the importance of architecture. Here's a sampling:
President Barack Obama, at the 2011 Pritzker Prize Ceremony

June Exhibitions Roundup

A lot of interesting exhibitions continue their run this month. Our current spotlight falls on the collaborative exhibition, GLIMPSES of New York and Amsterdam in 2040 (June 8 – September 10, 2011). The exhibition highlights work by architects in both cities and delves into the future of daily life in both these cities and related planning issues.

April Exhibitions Roundup

Due to its popularity, we've compiled another monthly listing of architecture and design exhibitions that have recently opened. See how your peers approached specific topics, gather inspiration for your next exhibition, and find opportunities to connect about shared programming. We've also included select press responses to the exhibitions, so you can see how architecture is being talked about across the country and around the world.

APPLY NOW! Archeworks 2011-12 Program

Archeworks now accepting applications for 2011-12 program, starting early September. Seeking emerging and mid-career urban planners, architects, landscape designers, and other inspired professionals to address greatest urban challenges in today's cities. Applications due May 31.

March Exhibitions Roundup

Over the last month, we've seen a number of exciting architecture and design exhibitions open. Here's a sampling.

SFI 10+1 Conference Report

Last weekend, the annual Structures for Inclusion conference brought together activists, designers, funders, and policy makers who are at the forefront of designing in the public interest. Leading voices weighed in, including Rural Studio, Public Workshop, Trung Le, and Thomas Fisher. The theme throughout the conference was how design can enable every person to live in a socially, economically, and environmentally healthy community.

Golden Cubes Nominees Announced

The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) announced today four National Nominees that will represent the United States in the international phase of the inaugural Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards conducted by the International Union of Architects (UIA). The U.S. Nominees now join other top programs from across the globe as part of a celebration of K-12 Architecture Education efforts at the UIA Congress in Tokyo, Japan, September 25-28, 2011. The UIA will select four final winners in the international phase.


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