American Institute of Architects

American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image, including through public tours, such as the AIA Los Angeles chapters Home Tour featuring residences designed by David Randall Hertz in Venice, California and others. Wikipedia

American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image, including through public tours, such as the AIA Los Angeles chapters Home Tour featuring residences designed by David Randall Hertz in Venice, California and others. Wikipedia

Jul 26, 5:30 PM

AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten Awards: Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Architect: VMDO Architects. Photo: Alan Karchmer & VMDO Architects. Discovery Elementary is Arlington Public Schools first elementary school designed in the 21st century. Built to address rapidly growing enrollment, the project was designed to meet a larger goal: to prove what can truly be achieved with a new public school facility.

Jul 26, 3:17 PM

AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten Awards: Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Architect: VMDO Architects. Photo: Alan Karchmer & VMDO Architects. The school is the first net zero energy school in the Mid-Atlantic, the largest in the US, and the second largest fully-conditioned zero energy building of any type in North America. Discovery offers a positive example of a solution to the global crisis of climate changeand along the way emboldens students with the expectation that they are creative participants in those solutions.

Jul 26, 0:31 PM

AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten Awards: Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Architect: VMDO Architects. Photo: Lincoln Barbour & VMDO Architects. Discovery Elementary School is the largest zero-energy school in the US. The challenge was to integrate a 98,000 sq ft building into a residential neighborhood while keeping the entire PV array on the roof.

Jul 24, 5:31 PM

AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten Awards: Bristol Community College John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building in Fall River, Massachusetts. Architect: Sasaki. Photo: Edward Caruso Photography.