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Monday
Jul132015

AIA MIDDLE EAST 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE - CALL FOR PAPERS/ AWARDS PROGRAM

AIA Middle East is issuing a Call for Papers to be presented during the  “AIA Middle East International Conference”, Day 1, which will take place on November 13, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  This year’s conference theme is “Architecture and Planning Innovation in the Middle East”, focusing on current projects in the Midldle East and how they reflect the condition of the social, economic and political shape of the region.

The AIA conference committee is now accepting abstracts for lectures as part of the above symposium. The conference offers speaker opportunities for 50 min conference presentations (incl. 10 min Questions & Answers).

The event will be designed to cater to the AIA’s mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) for which it offers accreditation in Learning Units (LUs) to AIA registered architects.

Application Date: abstract submission deadline:  August 15, 2015  

Proposal Form: Please submit an abstract (maximum one page) in English and a related CV and photo

Review Process: Abstracts will be reviewed by the AIA Conference Committee and answered within 10 days of receipt.

Submission: Draft presentation to be received by October 5, 2015

Address: sherif.anis@aiamiddleeast.org

Presentations are requested to focus on the MENA Region and suite the conference theme. Presentations will be grouped by “module” or topic area from the following:

MODULES

A

Architecture & Sustainability

B

Planning Future Cities

C

Innovation in Design

NOTE: Speaker Candidates can propose more than one topic paper, and can propose papers on topics which do not appear here.

AWARDS PROGRAM

In order to encourage excellence in architecture, the Middle East Chapter of the American Institute of Architects conducts its annual Awards Program. Through this program, AIA Middle East seeks to honor works of distinction by its members and bring to public attention outstanding examples of architecture.

Because such recognition not only benefits the architects honored, but also benefits all architects, AIA Middle East strives to optimize the public’s awareness and appreciation for the Awards Program through appropriate public relations efforts.

The AIA Middle East Awards Program is a function solely of AIA Middle East and participation in the program is limited to its current members. For Eligibility and Submission Requirements please vist:

www.aiamiddleeast.org

TARGET AUDIENCE

The event is designed for AIA members and the wider “doers & drivers” of the architecture and construction industry. The conference targets 75 to 150 management level delegates from the following industries:

  •  Architects
  •  Engineers (Project Managers)
  •  Contractors
  •  Real Estate Developers
  •  Technology Suppliers
  •  Media
  •  Government Developers
  •  Authorities & Policy Makers
  •  Architecture & Engineering Academics 

Saturday
Jul112015

AIA ME Egypt Launch Event at Alexandria Library 30th July

AIA ME is pleased to launch in Alexandria, Egypt with a presentation and building tour of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Location: Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Date: 30th July 2015

Time: 6-9 pm

Space is limited. Please RSVP to: ihab.elhabbak@aiamiddleeast.org

 

Friday
Jun262015

aia international region election results

The votes have been vetted by the AIA’s Legal Counsel in Washington DCfor the offices of First Vice President/President and Treasurer for the International Region.

Thierry Paret, FAIA was elected as First Vice President for 2016-2017 and President for 2017-2018 and Loay Quota, AIA was elected as Treasurer for 2016-2017.  The two former AIA Middle East Chapter Presidents will work with the International Region’s board of Directors to further develop the AIA’s international initiatives.

Wednesday
Jun102015

14 June, Doha Event - AIA ME Qatar Launch Event

Please join AIA Middle East in Doha for the AIA ME Qatar Launch Event at Education City, Carnegie Mellon University, Lecture Hall 1064 on Sunday June 14 6:30-9 pm.The event will start with a peek inside the presentation room of 4 star architects, presenting their designs for 425 Park Ave, New York city. This is a fascinating movie not to be missed featuring:

Norman Foster
Rem Koolhaas
Roger & Partners
Zaha Hadid

WSP/Parsons BrinkerHoff will afterwards present evacuation principles for high occupancy buildings, a great way to satisfy your HSW continuing education requirements.

 

When: Sunday 14 June, 2015.

 Time: 6:30-9:00 pm 

 Where: Education City, Carnegie Mellon University, Lecture Hall 1064

Space is Limited

Kindly RSVP to: 

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Wednesday
May272015

THE INTERNATIONAL REGION'S TOM VONIER FAIA ELECTED AS THE AIA'S 2017 PRESIDENT!

 

The International's Region Founding President Tom Vonier, FAIA was elected as the 2017 AIA President during the AIA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first time that an AIA President based overseas has been elected to the highest seat of the Institute.  The AIA Middle East congratulates Tom on this great accomplishment and looks forward to supporting him as first Vice President in 2016 and President in 2017.

For more on this story, please go to this link.