The American Planning Association has provide a variety of resources for AAO Members in order to help incorporate urban planning principles and projects into our public programs, youth education, and exhibitions. The attached document includes everything from specific curriculum materials to contact information for experts on a variety of topics.
For the next AAO Webinar, we’ll have speakers from three architecture centers that have either recently opened or plan to open soon: Seattle Center for Architecture & Design, Architecture Center Houston, and the Lipsey Buffalo Architecture Center.
This resource is about increasing diversity in the field of architecture. It provides data on the numbers of African Americans and Hispanics in professional architectural practice, as well as an examination of K-12 architecture education, popular media, and other feeders into collegiate schools of architecture. The report seeks to better understand the potential barriers that may limit an individual of color from accessing, pursuing, and succeeding in the architecture profession and the academy.
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.
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.
This resource includes an audio archive (length: 39 minutes) of the March 2015 AAO Webinar entitled "Ask the Experts: Board Engagement." Hosts for this webinar were Beth Miller, Executive Director of the Community Design Collaborative (Philadelphia, PA) and Lynn Osmond, President & CEO of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The webinar consists of general questions on board engagement posed by AAO members at large and answered by the webinar hosts.
This spring, the City of Houston launched a new initiative called Sunday Streets HTX - a street closures pilot that drew tens of thousands of Houstonians out explore their city from a different perspective all while promoting health and fitness. In this Member Spotlight, we hear from Rice Design Alliance staff member Raj Mankad, whose personal campaign to bring the Open Streets movement to Houston was a major factor in getting Sunday Streets HTX up and running.
Powerpint presentation on how to create and operate a center for architecture. (From the 2012 AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.)