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Join Us for Billiards and Beer!

Save the Date for our Second Annual Billiards Night at Bo's Billiard Club in Warwick on Thursday, February 15th from 5:30-8:30pm. Free pool and complimentary snacks with fun people. What's not to like?! REGISTER HERE> 

Save the Date for GreenRI

 

IIDA NE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA will once again join together to host the 2018  Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase on May 3, 2018. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials set up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors. The event also includes an Earth Day sample collection so attendees have an opportunity to fill up a box (or three!) as they conquer their spring cleaning of their material library and donate  unused/unwanted sample materials at the event!


Event Date & Time

Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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2017 Design Awards Winners Announced!

The American Institute of Architects Rhode Island chapter was pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 AIA Rhode Island Awards Program, at its Annual Design Awards Celebration held Dec. 7, 2017. The event took place at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.

The annual award program recognizes design excellence in projects in Rhode Island or by Rhode Island Architects.

The 2017 Design Awards jury was comprised of members from AIA San Fernando Valley, California. The jury included Jonathan Gilliam, AIA, KDL Architects, Miguel Maio, AIA, Maio Grodsky Architecture, Richard Gemigniani, AIA, Gemigniani Architects, and George De La Nuez, AIA, Rocha Nuez Associates.  The jury moderator was 2017 Chapter President Jennifer Space, Assoc. AIA, New England Medical Design.

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Providence Design Catalyst Grant Program

The PROVIDENCE DESIGN CATALYST is a competitive design grant program providing seed capital, mentorship, and learning to Providence-based design businesses to support business growth.

Design is one of the fastest growing sectors locally and nationally. Today design is being recognized as the lynchpin in consumer experience and the driver for innovation. Design’s dynamic capacity for integrating strategy, experience and aesthetic is propelling new business start-ups, product innovations, global online markets, urban developments and traditional industry shifts.

Providence and Rhode Island is already a hotbed of design activity. We are home to an increasing number of designers and design businesses, and house many design schools, including one of the world’s most recognized design institutions. The Providence Design Catalyst program will continue to catalyze this design business growth, and showcase the innovative and dynamic design talent brewing in this city.

The Providence Design Catalyst program supports Providence-based design businesses in reaching their business growth goals. The program will help catalyze their ability to meet these goals through mentoring, learning and financial investment. Combining the global expertise of teachers, dedicated support from business mentors, and financial investment based on milestones and achievements, the Providence Design Catalyst program creates vital momentum for sustained business growth.

Providence Design Catalyst 2017-2018

The goal of the Providence Design Catalyst is to provide emerging design and design-driven businesses with financial assistance up to $15,000, mentorship, and business skills development opportunities which will result in business expansion, increased revenue, and economic development for the City of Providence

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AIAri People's Choice Award

AIA Rhode Island 2017 Design Awards People's Choice Award

See all the submissions and select your favorite! Voting ends at 12pm on 11/24.

Click here to vote!

New England Regional Council Names New Officers and Representatives

 


The AIA New England Regional Council recently held its annual meeting at the AIANE Regional Conference + Awards, October 20, in Portsmouth, NH. The AIANE Regional Council consists of New England AIA Component presidents, executive directors, Council officers, and representatives from other AIA membership groups. It meets four times a year and is responsible for providing effective engagement with the National organization, enabling regional leadership development, and supporting shared interests and benefits among the state and local components.

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Volunteer for the Doors Open RI Festival!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Doors Open Rhode Island Festival on Saturday September 23, 2017!  We're going to need lots of help at participating venues welcoming visitors, helping with crowd control, answering questions and tracking attendance. It's easy to do and a lot of fun. Volunteer Greeters will typically work one 4-hour shift, leaving plenty of time to explore other festival sites over the remainder of the weekend.
DoorsOpenRI.org/Festival

Please click here tofill out your contact information. We'll reach out to you once we're ready to start scheduling volunteers.


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2017 AIAri Scholarship Application

AIA/ RHODE ISLAND ARCHITECTURAL FORUM

A Charitable Organization Supporting Educational Programs within the Architectural Community

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM 2017

 

 

THE AWARDS

AIA/ Rhode Island Architectural Forum is pleased to announce its Eleventh Annual

Scholarship Awards Program. Scholarship funds will be credited to the winning student’s

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BTGA Promotes Christen Robbins to Associate

Brewster Thornton Group Architects, LLP, recently promoted Christen Robbins, AIA, to Associate level in the firm. Robbins has been with the company for two years and is an invaluable member of the practice, participating in the design of and leading the construction management of the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol, RI. The Home consists of six neighborhoods, each with 32 resident rooms creating a non-institutional feel for the veterans. These small-scale communities are arranged around a communal space that offers the conveniences and services of a town core. Robbins’ background in the hospitality industry gives her a strong perspective on how the buildings’ design affects the level of comfort of and convenience for its occupants.

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LLB ARCHITECTS RECOGNIZES TWO; BIJLANI AND TAYLOR NAMED ASSOCIATES

Lerner Ladds Bartels, is pleased to announce that Neal H. Bijlani, Director of Design Technology, and Jonathan M. Taylor, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP have been named Associates in recognition of their significant value to the continued growth of the firm.

Neal Bijlani graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Since joining LLB Architects in 2005, he has been instrumental in strengthening the firm’s architectural digital practice. He has also served as the primary engineer for the development of the technological infrastructure needed to support the firm’s Facilities Assessment Solution, a space inventory and building assessment service. Neal resides in Providence. “For a long time, Neal in his role of Director of Design Technology has been a leader, teacher, and mentor in the area of our architectural digital practice,” said Principal Kathleen Bartels. “He has been instrumental in ensuring that our firm explores and adopts the many technological developments our industry has seen in recent years. Our success in introducing new technological infrastructure and software is directly due to Neal’s ability to evaluate their fit with LLB’s goals as well as manage the implementation of these initiatives within the firm.”

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