April 29, 2008
by: Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

In this issue:
· From the Foundation: Volunteers Needed
· Metropolis to Offer CEU Credits

From the Foundation: Volunteers Needed
For more than 16 years, the Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) has taught kids in NYC schools, and now at the Center for Architecture, that no “problem” has one solution. CFAF programs have received national recognition for using architecture as a teaching tool and have inspired students observe and appreciate their surroundings. It is our goal to challenge young minds, raise curiosity, and participate in issues important to all design professionals.

We are looking for committed architects, engineers, lighting designers, educators, builders, and artists to help enrich our programs. Volunteers are needed to speak to students about college and career aspirations; help elementary, middle, and high school students visualize in three dimensions; work with families on community-oriented design challenges; and act as role models for the profession. We accommodate your schedule and interests. As successful as our programs have become, we can multiply our effectiveness with increased numbers of volunteers. We look forward to hearing from you. Click the link for more information.

— Alexander Lamis, AIA, Center for Architecture Foundation President

Note: This letter is the first installment in a new series of articles about the Center for Architecture Foundation. Stay tuned for more information from the 2008 Foundation President, Alexander Lamis, AIA, and for Foundation events.

Metropolis to Offer CEU Credits
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) has accredited Metropolis magazine’s online continuing-education program, Metropolis CE. Each Metropolis AIA-registered online course is worth one Learning Unit, and many of them fulfill Health, Safety, and Welfare requirements as well. Online courses will be available monthly based on articles from the magazine and Metropolis-hosted events. The site contains a library of courses for interior designers, and a continually updated list of events and conferences that are sources for credits.

As an introductory offer, Metropolis is making its AIA/CES courses available during May at the rate of $1.51 each, in honor of the AIA’s 151st anniversary. For more information, visit the website.


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