Daily Top 5 of the AIA 2012 National Convention (Day 3/3)

DAY 3

Annually around this time of year, the American Institute of Architects convenes for its National Convention and Design Exposition.  This year, the convention takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., where the theme this year is “Design Connects”.  Now that the third and final day of 2012 AIA National Convention is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about the stories made today at the show.  As with CES 2012, I will be doing this for the rest of this convention, so now, here are my favorite stories from day three of the 2012 AIA National Convention.

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Daily Top 5 of the AIA 2012 National Convention (Day 2/3)

DAY 2

Annually around this time of year, the American Institute of Architects convenes for its National Convention and Design Exposition.  This year, the convention takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., where the theme this year is “Design Connects”.  Now that day two of 2012 AIA National Convention is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about the stories made today at the show.  As with CES 2012, I will be doing this for the rest of this convention, so now, here are my favorite stories from day two of the 2012 AIA National Convention.

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Daily Top 5 of the AIA 2012 National Convention (Day 1/3)

DAY 1

Annually around this time of year, the American Institute of Architects convenes for its National Convention and Design Exposition.  This year, the convention takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., where the theme this year is “Design Connects”.  Now that day one of 2012 AIA National Convention is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about the stories made today at the show.  As with CES 2012, I will be doing this for the rest of this convention, so now, here are my favorite stories from day one of the 2012 AIA National Convention.

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What is the American Institute of Architects (AIA)?

For the next three days, well over 17,000 architects and designers, contractors and project managers, magazines, journalists and bloggers will gather in our nation’s capitol for the 144th Annual American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) National Convention.  I remember my first convention in San Antonio back in 2007, and it was quite an excellent experience; going to lectures, meeting other professionals, and viewing new products and services that would change the future of how the design field would/could do business.  Over the past 10 months since starting “The PractitioNERD,” I’ve mentioned the AIA in several of my architecture-related posts, and I’m pretty aware that many of you may not be familiar with what the AIA is, does and/or stands for.  If you want both the cut-and-dry AND the beautiful graphic iteration versions of the AIA’s story, click here for more. Continue reading “What is the American Institute of Architects (AIA)?”