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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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Stairway to Interaction

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Rezan Pranata talks about his project for how people can walk up and down stairs better or have more fun doing it. You probably aready know the "make stairs into a piano" idea. But his idea involves more senses than just hearing. Pranata designs a new way to do stairs that would encourage you to walk up and down them 110 times a day at least! 


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Abandoned Spaces, A Better Tijuana

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Miguel Buenrostro talks about his inititive for making Tijuana a better place for locals and tourists. Either by encouring arists and architects to recreate abondoned spaces ("DIY Urabnsim") or documenting the poorer areas to raise awarness, his efforts have contirbuted to the overall well being of Tijuana by transformring it into a cultural hub with a slowly reviving economy. 

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Materials Innovation through Failure

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. He shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.

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Live for the Thrill

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Maloney, creator and owner of Kota Longboards, gives a thought provoking talk that would make you want to buy a longboard right after! In a single longboard, you can see function, art, and style coexisting as one and in a single ride you can feel confident, courageous, and the thrill all at once. Through his company, he hopes to encourage people to be the adventurer inside of us all. As the companies motto states, "It's your life, crave it!" 

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Creating Special Places

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Justin Martinez with a passion for renovation, talks about his past projects with the purpose of challenging people to think about buildings in the same way they think about books: for what is on the inside rather than its surface. He tells of his collaborations with other artists and even his family to show how important creating special places for others can be. 

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Dressing in Jiberish

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Dave Bogger and Gabe Anderson are the creators and owners of Jiberish, a clothing store centered around snow, skate, and everday lifestlye with art and design in mind. They go through the process of how they built their company and how how art and attention to detail as their main goals when designing their clothing. 

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The Power of Play

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Brian Corrigan, an independent creative strategist, talks passionately about his idea of the "power of play" and its ability to transform cities into positive places. Through his past, most recent, and future projects, he puts this idea into action in order to help communities to be more creative and reimagine new futures.