October 13, 2010
by: Emily Nemens

In this issue:
· New International AIA Chapter Opens in the Middle East
· DesignVote10 Puts Architect on the Political Map
· eCalendar

New International AIA Chapter Opens in the Middle East

The four international AIA chapters — the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, and Japan — can welcome a fifth chapter. The Middle East Chapter will cover architects working in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Architects from Gensler, FXFOWLE Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and AECOM will be on the board.

DesignVote10 Puts Architect on the Political Map

By Jay Bond, AIANY Policy Director

DesignVote10 is a non-partisan effort to mobilize architects to vote while also providing opportunities to position AIA members front-and-center on public policy issues affecting the profession in the 2010 campaign. In an effort to inform members on the results of the Rebuild & Renew legislative campaign launched in 2008, the AIA has developed an online voter guide. This guide will provide pertinent information to voters on legislation that impacts architects and the built environment. Don’t forget to vote on November 2!

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.


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