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AIA CONVENTION: Growing Beyond Green

Posted By NK On May 2, 2007 @ 4:40 pm In Announcements,Architecture,Green Design Events,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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The American Institute of Architects [2] 2007 National Convention and Design Exposition [3] starts this Thursday in San Antonio [4]. This year’s theme, “Growing Beyond Green,” highlights the many facets of sustainability that face the design community today. In a relatively short time span, green building has evolved from an amorphous concept into a sophisticated set of parameters for high-tech design, complex engineering, and yes- new liabilities. So much change in so little time ensures that this year’s convention presents huge opportunities to explore new technologies, practices, and products.

As [5] San [6] Antonio [7] locals [8], we will be covering the convention, along with Inhabitat’s official AIA representative, Evelyn [9]. Just a few of the highlights include:

+A special presentation by Al Gore [10]!!!*

+A lecture by David Suzuki [11], renowned scientist, broadcaster, and environmentalist
+A “small living” seminar directed by the Sarah Susanka Studios (of The Not So Big House [12])
+Sessions on how to “green” an architectural practice, from the better buildings to better values
+Educational courses on utilizing green power
+Tours of local green buildings and historic architecture
+Cool new stuff on the exhibit floor….and much more!

Check back for the latest!

*While we are thrilled at the chance to see Al Gore, we will not be able to report on the presentation, as Gore’s representatives have mandated a blanket ban of all media coverage on the session.


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[2] American Institute of Architects: http://aia.org/

[3] 2007 National Convention and Design Exposition: http://aiaconvention.com/aia_splash/2007/index.html

[4] San Antonio: http://aiasa.org/

[5] As: http://www.thealamo.org/

[6] San: http://www.nps.gov/saan/

[7] Antonio: http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

[8] locals: http://www.mitierracafe.com/

[9] Evelyn: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/03/27/evelyn-lee-assoc-aia-leed-ap/

[10] Al Gore: http://www.climatecrisis.net/

[11] David Suzuki: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

[12] The Not So Big House: http://www.notsobighouse.com/

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