AIA President

Welcome to Architecture Month!

It’s the time of year when we can associate with our peers and friends as well as stopping to reflect on our passion for the craft of architecture. As usual, the AIA Orlando Programs Committee has prepared a slate of exciting events to celebrate architecture. It all starts off with the Design Party. Hosted by the Allied Professionals Committee, it once again features Art by Architects. This event continues to grow and is a great showcase of all the artistic talents of architects in our community. If you have not yet attended this event, make plans to do so….you will be amazed at the variety of talents and exceptional artwork displayed.

Mid-month there will be a walking tour of the downtown core area hosted by the Women In Architecture Committee. This tour will look at the past, present and future of downtown Orlando and how it has been shaped by architecture. It’s a great opportunity to stop and explore our city rather than just passing through it on our normal routines. In addition, don’t forget about entering the Canstruction competition. This annual event showcases creative talent along with helping to supply needed food items in the community.

At the end of the month, there is a special treat for BIM-minded individuals. BIM BAM BOOM is a building information modeling design competition featuring a shoot-out between competitive software experts from Autodesk, Nemetschek and Graphisoft. There will be lots of fun and interaction during this design charrette. If you are a seasoned BIM user or just work around the edges, you will be sure to enjoy this exciting event.

These are but a few of the offerings to members during October. Be sure and take advantage of the many programs developed and share in the celebration of Architecture Month in Orlando!


Bob Egleston, AIA
AIA Orlando Chapter President



Architecture Month Sponsor Opportunities Deadline: Monday, September 30th.

We are getting ready for the Sixth Annual Architecture Month in Orlando. This is a great opportunity for you to be exposed over a month long series instead of just one event. Whatever level of sponsorship is right for you; we appreciate your support of the entire Design Community, and AIA Orlando. Please review the attached sponsorship opportunities. The deadline to sponsor Architecture Month and be featured in the brochure is Monday, September 30th, so we have enough time to complete the program brochure. If you have any questions please call the AIA Orlando Office at 407-898-7006.

2013 Architecture Month Sponsorship Form

The following communities have issued Architecture Month proclamations:

Click on each logo to read the proclamations

Proclamations Winter Park Proclamation Maitland Proclamation

Event Registration
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IMPORTANT: Online registration must be paid for online. If you are paying by check or would like to mail in your registration, please download the printable form (PDF) and mail it in with your payment.

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RSVP deadline Friday, Sept. 27

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Art By Architects Design Party

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Orange County Regional History Center

65 E. Central Blvd

Orlando, FL 32801

Details: The AIA Orlando Design Party is a casual networking art exhibit. The exhibit will include pieces from the "Art By Architects" collection- which includes art in a variety of mediums created by AIA Orlando members and friends. The goal of this exhibit is to increase public awareness and appreciation of visual arts by providing a setting for exhibition in an inviting, warm, casual environment.

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RSVP deadline Wednesday, October 2nd

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013


Time: 6:00pm- 8:30pm

Location: Theater Downtown

2113 N. Orange Ave

Orlando, FL 32804

Details: Join us for an evening featuring talented young designers from a variety of disciplines-from graphic design to architecture to set design. Each Designer will present 20 slides in 10 minutes on a project or topic of their choice. Join the fun with this energy-packed presentation.

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RSVP deadline Wednesday, October 2nd

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WIA: Downtown Orlando Walking Tour

Time: 6:00pm

Location: HHCP Design International

120 N. Orange Ave

Orlando, FL 32801


Details: Women in Architecture- Orlando, Invites you to join them for a Downtown Orlando Walking Tour. Join the group at HHCP and begin your journey south down Orange Avenue. You'll head east at Church Street and loop back to Magnolia Avenue. On this walk, guides will share information about Orlando's past, present and future architecture. You'll conclude your tour back at HHCP for a social reception with plenty of food and drinks for all to enjoy. Wear your comfortable shoes and get to know Orlando better!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

AIA Orlando Lunch Seminar

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: ITT

                  8301 Southpark Circle

                   Orlando, FL 32819

Details:Sponsored by Faour Glass. The Course is designed to improve your understanding of:

  • THe uses of glass in a commercial building, as well as the functionality and performance this versatile material can provide.
  • The uses of glass in a residential building, and the ways we can bring commercial applications to the residential building envelope
  • Identify how to use Structurally Glazed Glass with Florida impact approvals for exterior applications.
  • Identify the Critical Success Factors of a structurally glazed glass system.

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RSVP deadline Monday, October 14th

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dr. Phillips Center Construction Tour

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: The Round Building

455 S. Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32802

Details: The Dr. Phillips Center represents a defining moment in Central Florida’s history.  This new construction will create a vibrant urban destination for multicultural artistry of regional, national and international standing – a cultural and entertainment center where creativity and education converge to nurture local artists, audiences and students.  All guests of the construction site tour MUST wear protective hard hats, safety glasses and safety vests.  Bring your own if you have them – others will be loaned for use by Balfour Beatty Construction.  All guests must wear proper attire which includes long pants and flat, hard-soled close-toed shoes.  There is a 45 per maximum limit for this tour.  Tour guides will escort 15 people at a time.  Light refreshments will be served in the Round Building where guests can view the project model.

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RSVP deadline Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bim bam boom!

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Orlando Science Center-Founders Room

777 E. Princeton Street

Orlando, FL 32803

Details: Join AIA Orlando as we explore Building Information Modeling systems in a real-time interactive charrette-based design competition featuring experts from Autodesk Revit, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Graphisoft ArchiCAD.  The format will be a true BIM shoot-out to have each presenter develop a design problem in an evening of interaction, prizes, fun, food and festivities.  Test your knowledge of BIM and these software packages as you answer challenging questions throughout the night and interact one-to-one with the experts.  Vendors and sponsors will be on hand to award prizes for participation and winning answers.  Mix-n-mingle with colleagues, old friends and make new friends while enjoying refreshments, spirited competitions and engaging presentations.

FREE event!  FREE parking included in attached garage.

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RSVP deadline Monday, October 28th

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thirsty Thursday

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Monkey Bar

26 Wall Street (upstairs)

Orlando, FL 32801


Celebrate Halloween adult-style as you spend happy hour with friends and colleagues from design, construction and engineering industries.  Drop off a business card in exchange for free beer, wine and appetizers.  Who knows – there might be some trick-or-treating included!

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