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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.

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You may have seen the announcement of the AIASC Equity in Architecture initiative is being launched at this year’s AIASC conference in April where the local board will be represented.  Please assist our board in furthering this initiative by taking a quick survey at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TMGC87

At the 2015 AIA National Convention, delegates adopted Resolution 15-1, “Equity in Architecture.” Later ratified by the Board, the resolution was envisioned as a call to action for both women and men to realize the goal of equitable practice in order to retain talent, advance the architecture profession, and communicate the value of design to society.

The AIA SC Chapter is launching a new initiative focused on bringing Equity in Architecture (EQiA) to South Carolina.  Inspired by the work of other components throughout the country, EQiA-SC will work statewide in partnership with each of AIASC’s six local sections to advance equity in architecture and ensure that all those entering or currently practicing in the field of architecture have access to the support they need to be engaged members of, and become leaders in, a profession that exemplifies the benefits of equitable practice.

  • Goals
    • develop specific recommendations that will lead to equitable practices
    • create measurable goals and develop mechanisms for assessing ongoing progress
    • present a plan of action based on the commission’s recommendations
  • Areas of focus
    • education and career development
    • marketing and public relations
    • leadership excellence
    • workplace and studio culture
    • better architecture

AIAGC -2017 Sponsors

YAF

Join us on

THURSDAY, March 23rd

for the

YAF HAPPY HOUR

@ Carolina Ale House

You may have seen the announcement of the AIASC Equity in Architecture initiative is being launched at this year’s AIASC conference in April where the local board will be represented.  Please join us at our next YAF event to learn more and discuss the things that matter to you.  Adriane McGillis, Coral Brandt and Megan Paris our chapter’s EQiA representatives will be there to hear your concerns and generate ideas on how our chapter can better serve our community.  Please assist our board by taking a quick survey at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TMGC87

At the 2015 AIA National Convention, delegates adopted Resolution 15-1, “Equity in Architecture.” Later ratified by the Board, the resolution was envisioned as a call to action for both women and men to realize the goal of equitable practice in order to retain talent, advance the architecture profession, and communicate the value of design to society.

The AIA SC Chapter is launching a new initiative focused on bringing Equity in Architecture (EQiA) to South Carolina.  Inspired by the work of other components throughout the country, EQiA-SC will work statewide in partnership with each of AIASC’s six local sections to advance equity in architecture and ensure that all those entering or currently practicing in the field of architecture have access to the support they need to be engaged members of, and become leaders in, a profession that exemplifies the benefits of equitable practice.

  • Goals
    • develop specific recommendations that will lead to equitable practices
    • create measurable goals and develop mechanisms for assessing ongoing progress
    • present a plan of action based on the commission’s recommendations
  • Areas of focus
    • education and career development
    • marketing and public relations
    • leadership excellence
    • workplace and studio culture
    • better architecture

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cah2

708 Lady Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

www.facebook.com/CAHvista/
www.carolinaalehouse.com

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

AIAGC March Monthly Membership Meeting:

Chappelle Auditorium at Allen University

Wednesday, March 29 @ Noon

013017_0038rtPhoto © 2017 Brian Dressler / briandressler.com

$5 (+ convenience fee) Presentation, Tour, and Lunch from 12:00-1:15pm. 

Historic Renovation tour with GMK Project Architect and Historic Columbia.  Parking and logistical instructions to come later.

Register online at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aiagc-march-monthly-membership-meeting-chappelle-auditorium-at-allen-university-tickets-32848818701