April 16, 2009
National Architecture Week (April 13-19) was created to encourage a public dialogue about architecture. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is using social media to open and foster greater participation by the public and AIA members to employ design thinking to transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities.
All week AIA is hosting National Architecture Week on Facebook as a catalyst for public celebrations and conversations around the nation about the impact that architecture has on our lives. Visit and share with your colleagues – post your thoughts, photos, videos, and relevant links.
Each day during National Architecture week has a special focus:
· Monday, the 13th – Community Revitalization
· Tuesday, the 14th – School Construction
· Wednesday, the 15th – Affordable Housing
· Thursday, the 16th – Sustainability
· Friday, the 17th – Inclusiveness
· Saturday, the 18th – Historic Preservation
· Sunday, the 19th – Future of the Profession
If you already have a Facebook account, go to the homepage and type “Virtual National Architecture Week” in the “search” box. That will take you to the site hosted by the AIA. Once there, view the resources, add resources of your own, and participate in the conversation. If you are not already on Facebook, it’s easy to join and it is free. Google “Facebook.” After you create an account with your own password, you will be able to participate.
Architects are creative professionals, educated, trained, and experienced in the art and science of building design, and licensed to practice architecture. Their designs respond to client needs, wants and vision, protect public safety, provide economic value, are innovative, inspire and contribute positively to the community and the environment.