Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, Rupert Whiteley (photo)

2021 AIA New England Design Awards

Showcasing Design Excellence in New England

October 16, 2021

Hosted by the Central Massachusetts Chapter of AIA

PlaceMaking Through Architecture

AIA New England Design Awards Entries Now Open The Annual AIA New England Design Awards Program celebrates architecture by New England architects anywhere in the world and architecture by other architects within the New England region. We want to celebrate from small to large firms and projects of all sizes, types, and budgets. This is a great opportunity to have your project recognized by a panel of your peers!  More information,  Program Brochure 

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State of Rhode Island seeking Architect for Board

State of Rhode Island


Architect Board Member Position
The Board of Examination and Registration of Architects is currently seeking a qualified Rhode Island Registered Architect to serve on the Board. The Board’s overall goal and purpose is to protect and promote the health, safety and property of the people of Rhode Island. The selected applicant is appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Appointed Board members serve a full five (5) year term with the potential to serve a second full five (5) year term.  Please see details for specific qualifications, Board member responsibilities and application process.

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Kenneth J. Filarski Named Co- Chair of AIA Disaster Assistance Committee

Kenneth J. Filarski FAIA, LEED FELLOW, LEED AP BD+C, SITES AP, AICP, CFM, SAP+AEER, NCARB  of FILARSKI/ARCHITECTURE+PLANNING+ RESEARCH has been selected as national Co-Chair of the American Institute of Architects Disaster Assistance Committee, together with his esteemed Co-Chair Meghan Walsh AIA, by AIA President Peter Exley FAIA and the AIA Board of Directors. Over the past year, in addition to deploying the AIA national state disaster responder network in one the most active years for disaster events, the AIA Disaster Assistance Committee recognized early on, and addressed, the COVID-19 pandemic and developed guidelines for assessing and safely re-occupying the range of building types and spaces used in our lives. As architects we will be growing our capacity to directly assist communities in their recovery and rebuilding after disaster events with resilient and sustainable collaborative design and planning.

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Jonathan Bell, AIA named 2021 Richard Morris Hunt Prize Recipient

The Architects Foundation and the Amis du Richard Morris Hunt Prize announce the 2021 recipients of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize, a travel fellowship to France for architects pursuing cutting-edge research on emerging trends in historic preservation.

Jonathan Bell, AIA, of Providence, R.I. is one of this year's winners.  He will receive a $20,000 travel fellowship to carry out research over six months on resources for stabilizing abandoned buildings, which are still outside of traditional heritage protections. "I am extremely honored to receive this award. My research will take me to regions of France that are in the process of reinventing themselves after industrial migration. The prize will enable me to engage with new adaptive reuse tools and thinking that I will bring back to practice and share here," said Mr. Bell.

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Providence Preservation Society presents: 2020 Providence Symposium, Whose Places Matter (And Why)?

November 12-21

What kind of future do we want for Providence? How do communities participate more fully in the conversations about the shape of our city and the places we celebrate? And what is the role of preservationists in helping to restore healthier, more equitable communities where everyone’s history matters?

This year’s Providence Symposium will explore the systems that have shaped our built environment and the communities that inhabit it. As we heed the calls for urgent institutional change, a field based on the power of preservation must consider how to tear down and build anew. PPS invites community conversation and visioning about which places matter and why. More information and to register.

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