Monday, August 3, 2009

Congrats to the newly elected Associate Directors

After a great turn out of candidates last Wednesday, Rick Ruiz Associate AIA was elected as the Associate Director at-Large & Clarice Solog Associate AIA was elected as the Regional Associate Director.

Congratulations to you both!

Friday, July 17, 2009

NCARB Raises their ARE test fees

The new rate of $210 per division will take effect on 1 October 2009. All divisions scheduled on or after 1 October 2009 will be at the new rate. Prior to 1 October 2009, candidates can schedule future exam appointments through 31 December 2009 at the current rate of $170 per division.

For more information about the fee increase, please refer to the FAQs web site.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's the Best Title?

It's not uncommon for Florida to be different from the rest of the country. In fact, Florida is one of the many places where things are very different - from culture to climate and education to architecture. Even in the case of unlicensed architects' title, Florida stands alone as "applicants."

Recently AIA released an article by Katie Harms, AIA ("What do you want to be called in 2010?") that is surveying AIA architects and associates about the issue of "intern titling." For those that have achieved licensure or those in the process know it takes hard work to acheive the title "architect" and those that are in AIA have a title of Associate, but how does the state refer to you?

Tell us your thoughts.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Don't miss out on the EP Track of the 2009 State Convention

Don't miss William Massie on Aug 1st, 2009; the Keynote speaker for the EP Track..

The fee for the EP track is $110, if you register by July 17. Please invite other EPs in your firm to join us for the inaugural EP track at the 2009 Annual Convention!

CLICK HERE
for a full convention summary. CLICK HERE for the printed version of the brochure. CLICK HERE to register now.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

EP's get there own track at the 2009 AIA Florida Convention

This year AIA Florida has added an EP track to the Convention. AIA Staff, myself and several other EP's have worked tirelessly to bring some great programs to the convention. We will start off with Kick-Off Speaker William Massie...

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AIA Florida gets a LinkedIn Group

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunshine State Modular Classroom Design Competition

The Florida Foundation for Architecture is embarking on a program to address the issue of school growth through the creation of a series of modular "Florida Classrooms."

The Foundation is sponsoring a design competition for AIA Florida Emerging Professionals. Emerging professionals are defined as architecture students in the Florida University system, AIA Associate members, and architects licensed less than 10 years.

The Competition is aimed at fostering research associated with the design of modular classroom units that can serve K through 12 student populations throughout the state of Florida. Solutions are being sought to address the design parameters of affordability, sustainability and structural durability within the Florida context. The design shall also address the “rapid deployment” element by providing a “modular” design solution which can be pre-manufactured and delivered to a school site.

For more information, click below.
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Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2007 EP Competition Winners

I figured since I posted the 2008 winners, I should post the 2007 winners. The program was for a prototype light rail station on one of 3 typical site conditions (Rural, Sub-Urban, Urban) in the Sarasota / Manatee Area. Submissions were judged by the '07 EP Conference Keynotes PLY Architects.


1st Place, Carlos Ramirez

A Sectional Experience





2nd Place, James Cornetet

A Commuter Assemblage






3rd Place, Eduardo Pagan Torres

Metro Park Station




Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Florida Cottage Design Competition Winners

Congrats to all that participated in the 2008 EP Design Competition, below are the top three winners. The first two projects were tied for first place, with the third place winner following.

Thanks again to the Florida Foundation for Hosting this competition...


Emilio Christopher Cox - 1st Place (tied)









Lillian Sherrard, AIA - 1st Place (tied)





Tom Wannen, AIA - 2nd Place







Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Florida AIA Emerging Professionals... this year will bring many challenges and opportunities for us all. With the current economy, the networking benefits of being an AIA member will be put to good use. Remember your chapter is a resource for you to make professional connections in your community. I would also encourage anyone either looking for work and in need of an employee to check out the new job posting section of the Florida AIA website.

Remember to get involed in your chapter and your local universities as well...

I look foward to you comments, suggestions, and the postings from your Chapter EP Directors this year...

-jedd