2013 Greene Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29205


Join us on

THURSDAY, April 27th

for the


@ Publico


2013 Greene Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29205

Be there after work (around 6-ish)



We look forward to seeing you there!

ALL are welcome at YAF meetings, tours, and events, regardless of age/years licensure

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Search for YAF – AIA Greater Columbia!

Kaplan ARE Study Materials are available on a loan basis through the AIAGC – contact arogerson@garvindesigngroup.com for more information!


Emerging professionals, we need your input!

The following survey is geared towards emerging professionals and young architects currently enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and/or taking portions of the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE). AIA Columbia has plans to further the resources we offer to our members in regards to the licensure process and we would love to hear from all of you on how we can better support those in that process.

Please assist our board by taking a quick survey at the following link:


Attention firm owners!

If you would like to provide your input or discuss a potential partnership in regards to the AXP and ARE, please contact Andrew Rogerson (AIA Columbia President) or Nicholas Burger (Board Member) directly. AIA Columbia is planning to acquire new/updated ARE resources and researching the possibility of a Black Spectacles membership (online architectural software training and ARE prep resource) for the local section.


Studying for the ARE?

Tue, Apr 18, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join Black Spectacles and Mike Newman for our Project Management discussion. We will be using sample mock exam questions as an opportunity to discuss some of the more vexing topics, as well as delve into strategies for answering. This will be a good introduction to the types of problems that you are likely to find on the Project Management exam and how best to respond. With these practice questions, we will explore the management of architectural projects and its minutiae, such as organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management. These tools will help you feel comfortable demonstrating your understanding of and abilities in quality control project team configuration, and project scheduling.

Register for the free ARE Live: Project Management Mock Exam Review session. The session covers the management of architectural projects and its minutiae, such as organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management.




Kids in Architecture Day

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greater Columbia Section would like to invite all interested members to volunteer in this year’s Kids in Architecture Day. This event is sponsored by the AIA Greater Columbia Section with Richland Two School District.

Saturday, May 13th @ 10am – 2pm

Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2)
763 Fashion Drive, Columbia SC 29229

Please RSVP your volunteer hours to
cbrandt@jcsarchitects.com today!

This year’s Kids in Architecture Day will allow students to experience the architect’s collaborative design process. This program is designed to:

  • Introduce students to the process of design
  • Explore the relationship between architectural design, engineering, and art
  • Create an awareness of the artistic and built environment
  • Enhance communication skills

These program goals will be achieved through the design and construction of a Rube Goldberg machine. In this activity, students will work together and learn that there is more than one creative solution to any problem. Through the successful design of their machines, students will discover that the beauty in any design can be found in how it accomplishes its goal. After the students complete their projects, they will view videos of each group’s machine.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at R2i2. The exercises will be facilitated by architects from around the Columbia area. All materials will be provided by the AIA Columbia, a pizza lunch will be included and the event is completely free. Space, however, is limited.