AIA Channel


The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation for a better built environment.


Featured Presentation

From cribs to cathedrals and sun shades to research facilities, Eric Keune AIA, architectural historian, author and Design Director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Chicago office shares his vision from the perspective of student and practitioner of architecture's Modernist idiom.

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Discovering Themes

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 07, 2015

Dale Weiss is an avid photographer, albeit as just a hobby. One cold day in Washington, DC he realized he actually had a method to his madness. This presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds of Dale rambling on about that discovery, with a diverse collection of some of his images.

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Story of My Homeland

@ AIA 2013 CONVENTION (JUNE 20) ON JUN 20, 2013

Jeff Yrazabal conveys his architectural experiences and inspiration through the structures and people of his homeland. By exploring the story of his homeland, he is able to gain insight to bettering his career and architecture firm. 

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Speed, Sex, Firepower

@ AIA 2013 CONVENTION (JUNE 20) ON JUN 20, 2013

Thomas Trenolone speaks about how the modern car, fashion, and architeural industry is keeping up with todays fast-growing society. He explains the use of speed, sex, and firepower in maintaining growth and stability in today's companies. He also promotes his new non-profit organization, design alliance OMAha.

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Formative Beginnings

@ AIA 2013 CONVENTION (JUNE 21) ON JUN 21, 2013

Ryan Gann explores the history of AIA in his independent research project. He was able to dig up some fascinating history on the AIA's founders and many of its former members. Ryan also explains his vision to engage more students with AIA by listening to the voices of today's architecture students.

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My Trusty Sketchbook

@ AIA 2013 CONVENTION (JUNE 20) ON JUN 20, 2013

Peter Exley speaks about the art and stories flowing out of his lively sketchbook. He travels all across Italy with his family, skteching the arcitecture and capturing the culture in his book.

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Girls in S.T.E.M

@ AIA 2013 CONVENTION (JUNE 21) ON JUN 21, 2013

Katherine Darnstadt focuses on changing the lives of young women in her urban community. She does this by providing girls with a two-week program that helps them rebuild their neighborhood and reshape lives.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. 

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Calligraphy, Nature, Art and Architecture

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Reflecting on his fascinations with eastern and western cultures, architect John Clark AIA's calligraphic explorations are illustrations of nature expressed through art and architecture.

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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.


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