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  City by Design Orlando

City By Design Orlando

Enjoyable project anecdotes and interesting design theories are shared by internationally renowned, forward-thinking firms from the Central Florida area. Architectural icons like Rosen Shingle Creek, the Orlando Convention Center and LYNX as well as The Plaza and Heritage Square are sure to inspire.

Price $34.95
Page Count: 176

Order your copy of City By Design (Orlando) today http://panache.com/CBD/cbd_orlando.html




Complimentary AIA Membership is now available for recent graduates from accredited architecture programs.

Discover for yourself the benefits of AIA membership and encourage your peers to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more details, visit Member Services or contact Jennifer Rider at jennifer@aiaorlando.com.



04-24-14 Thirsty Thursday @ Dexter's Winter Park - Thursday, April 24


Dexter's is one of the most popular dining and entertainment destinations in the Orlando area. This local established casual hangout takes food and wine very seriously. Enjoy over 30 wines by the glass, full bar and excellent service.

Thanks to our friends at VT Industries, AIA Orlando members and friends can enjoy a FREE happy hour social with drinks and appetizers. All you need to do is Register Your Intent to Participate.

Please RSVP - we need a head count for food / drinks

When: Thursday, April 24

Time: 6 - 8:00 pm

Where: Dexter's Winter Park
558 W. New England
Winter Park, 32789

Remember to bring your business card - that's what gets you your FREE drinks and appetizers!

Sponsored by:
VT Industries


05-01-14 Design Awards Winner's Symposium - Thursday, May 1


Join AIA Orlando and the 2014 'Excellence in Design' award winners for this years Winner's Symposium. Hear directly from the winners as they explain their projects. You'll learn about the concepts, influences, design process, development and creation of these stellar architectural beauties.

When: Thursday, May 1

Time: 6 - 9:00 pm

Where: Valencia West Campus - Building 7, Room 114
1800 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando 32811

Symposium sponsorship opportunities are available!

You must register to attend by completing the Sponsorship and Ticket Form.


05-07-14 ARE Study Session: Programming, Planning & Practice - Wednesday, May 7


If you are studying and preparing to take your ARE exam, then you'll want to participate in AIA Orlando's Study Sessions.  In these sessions, you'll hear directly from architects who recently took and passed the exam.  You'll review content, get test taking tips and have the opportunity for questions & answers.  Plus, you'll build a support system while studying with others preparing for the ARE.

Pick and chose the topics you want to study for, or register for all 7 study sessions - the choice is yours.  Complete & submit the ARE Study Session Registration.

When: Wednesday, May 7

Time: 6 - 9:00 pm

Where: HuntonBrady Architects
800 N. Magnolia Ave. Suite 600
Orlando 32801


05-08-14 1 CEU Lunch: Design of Seating Spaces for Theatres & Auditoriums - Thursday, May 8


Irwin Seating Company will host this lunch seminar that qualifies you to earn 1 HSW learning unit.

The seminar will clarify common terms used in regards to auditorium seating, describe different types of auditorium seating layout configurations, examine building code regulations in regards to auditorium spaces and analyze the impact of sight lines, riser mounting, radius layouts and aisle lighting.

When: Thursday, May 8

Time: 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Where: Cosentino Center Stone Showroom
4420 N. Orange Blossom Trail

Please RSVP your attendance.


05-20-14 DPAC Final Hard Hat Tour - Tuesday, May 20


Join the WIA-O Committee for the final hard hat tour of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts before it opens to the public this fall.

This tour is open to everyone, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!

When: Tuesday, May 20

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: The Round Building, 1st Floor
455 S. Orange Avenue

Parking: On street metered parking. Or part in Orlando City garage on Boone Street. No on-site parking available.

Cost: $5 students, all others $10

Dress: Long pants, shirts with sleeves that cover upper arm. Flat, closed-toe, hard soled shoes are required. Waiver will need to be signed prior to tour. Please bring hard hat, safety vest and safety goggles if you have them. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Presentation will start at 5:30, followed by tours at 6:00 pm.  Stay for a reception following the tours with wine / beer and light snacks.

Reserve your spot by completing and submitting the Tour registration form.


05-29-14 AAH Healthcare Gala - Thursday, May 29


Innovations in ambulatory design focused on experience-based outcomes to shift demand balanced with operational efficiency to bend the cost curve.

Keynote Speaker & Panel Moderator:
Scott Mason, D.P.A., FACHE
Executive Managing Director & Leader, Healthcare Practice Group, The Americas
Cushman & Wakefield

Jeffery S. Kent
Managing Director of Corporate Facilities

Michael C. Carroll, FACHE
Managing Director
TriBrook Healthcare Consultants

Tim Burrill
Vice-President, Support Services & Construction
Florida Hospital

View the Healthcare Gala Invitation for more information or to register.
You may also register online directly at www.orlandoaah.eventbrite.com

When: Thursday, May 29

Time: 6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm – Presentation

Where: Orlando Shakespeare Theater
812 E. Rollins Street
Orlando 32820

Cost:: $20 – Free for students with valid ID

CEU Credit: 1 AIA Learning Unit


  Follow Us on Instagram


Instagram is a fun way to share life with friends and colleagues through pictures. All you do is snap a pic with your mobilephone, choose a filter to transform the photo into a memory to keep.

Now you can experience moments with AIA Orlando through pictures as they happen!

The Instagram App is FREE and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

Try it and have fun!
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  Looking for A.R.E. Instructors


AIA Orlando is seeking recent graduates and emerging professional to serve as A.R.E. study session instructors.

Everyone knows the importance of preparing for and passing the A.R.E. - now you can help young architects in Central Florida by sharing your knowledge, insight & wisdom.

By serving as an A.R.E. Study Session Instructor, you'll provide an effective and interactive way for candidates to prepare for the A.R.E.

AIA Orlando has the content material to help you design and facilitate the best study session possible!

To learn more about facilitating an A.R.E. Study Session, contact Allison Barnes by email with "ARE Instructor" as your subject line or call 407.898.7006.




AIA Orlando is excited to announce the 25th Annual “Silver Anniversary” Golf Tournament to be played on Friday, June 20, 2014

In this 25th year, we will be ‘Putt Putt Putting on the Ritz’ as we take our silver, glitz & glam-themed tournament to the Ritz Carlton Orlando at Grande Lakes.

This year’s Tournament will bring architects and design professionals together with community leaders, vendors, allied professionals and celebrity athletes for a friendly competition raising scholarship funds for students facing financial hardship. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit continuing education programs and scholarships for students studying architecture in Florida’s only 2+2+2 degree program

Please join us in celebrating the 25th Annual AIA Orlando Golf Tournament to raise scholarship funds for students in need.  We invite your participation in a variety of ways:

  • Become a Tournament Sponsor. Sponsorships range from $250 - $5,000
  • Register a Foursome: $600 - $700
  • Donate a Product or Service for Raffle/Auction
  • Make a Cash Donation

This year, you can register directly online at: www.aiaorlandogolf.eventbrite.com

or review and submit the Sponsorship - Player Registration Brochure

Join our growing list of sponsors:

  • ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
  • Clancy & Theys Construction Co.
  • KTD
  • MDC Wallcovering
  • PCL Construction Services, Inc.
  • VT Industries, Inc.- Architectural Wood Doors
  • Walt Disney World Resorts
  • Wharton-Smith, Inc.
  • Wilsonart

Good Design Makes a Difference

This site offers resources to members of the AIA and the public. Here you will find information about the practice of architecture and the role of AIA Architects in working with their communities to create more sustainable buildings and cityscapes. As a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Orlando serves member Architect, Associate and Allied members. By advancing our shared values of Community, Knowledge and Advocacy, AIA members strive to create better green designs and through such resources and access are committed to reducing energy consumption in the built environment.

Click on any of the links below to find out more at our national site:

Walk the Walk

Stay ConnecteFacebookd on the Web

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2014 Calendar


16 Spring into Action Night of Fun - Maitland Art and History Museum  
24 Thirsty Thursday  


1 Design Award Symposium  
7 ARE Study Session  
8 CEU Lunch Seminar  
8 AIA Orlando Board Meeeting  
20 WIA Meeting  
22 Thirsty Thursday  
29 AAH- Healthcare Gala  


7 ARE Study Session  
12 CEU Lunch Seminar  
12 AIA Orlando Board Meeting  
17 WIA Meeting  
20 AIA Orlando 25th Golf Tournament - Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes  
26-28 AIA National Convention  
26 Thirsty Thursday  


9 AIA Orlando CRAN Meeting  
10 CEU Lunch Seminar  
10 AIA Orlando Board Meeting  
15 WIA Meeting  
17-18 AIA Florida Convention  
19 ARE Study Session  
23 AIA Orlando Event  
31 Thirsty Thursday  


13 AIA Orlando CRAN Meeting  
14 CEU Lunch Seminar  
14 AIA Orlando Board Meeting  
16 ARE Study Session  
19 WIA Meeting  
27 AIA Orlando Event  
28 Thirsty Thursday  


10 AIA Orlando CRAN Meeting  
11 CEU Lunch Seminar  
11 AIA Orlando Annual Meeting  
13 ARE Study Session  
16 WIA Lunch Event  
25 C.A.D. Preview Night  
26 C.A.D. Gala  

OCTOBER (Architecture Month)

2 AIA Orlando Design Party (Art by Architects)  
8 Technology Research Open House  
9 CEU Lunch Seminar  
9 AIA Orlando Board Meeting  
13 ARE Study Session  
13 WIA Event  
16 YAF Event  
30 Thirsty Thursday  


1 Board Annual Planning Session  
10 ARE Study Session  
12 AIA CRAN Meeting  
13 AIA Orlando Board Meeting  
18 WIA Meeting  


10 AIA CRAN Meeting  
10 A.R.E. Study Session  
11 CEU Lunch Seminar  
11 AIA Orlando Board Holiday Party