July 7, 2011
by: Nicole Friedman

In this issue:
· Passing: George M. White, FAIA
· AIA Announces Database of Stalled Construction Projects
· Call for Projects, Tours: Ninth Annual OHNY Weekend
· e-Calendar

Passing: George M. White, FAIA
George M. White, FAIA, former Architect of the Capitol, passed away on 06.23.11. AIA President Clark Manus, FAIA, issued an announcement stating: “As the Architect of the Capitol for nearly a quarter-century, George White demonstrated the value of an architect’s thinking and judgment in everything he did. His accomplishments are far too many to list here, but include the restoration of the West Front of the Capitol, the restoration of the Old Senate Chamber and the development of the Capitol Master plan.”

AIA Announces Database of Stalled Construction Projects
The AIA announced a collaboration with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to build a database of stalled construction projects throughout the U.S. during the first annual CGI America conference in Chicago. The database will identify projects worthy of investor financing, based on selected criteria, allowing projects to move forward despite the lack of lending from banks. When the database is compiled in the coming months, it will be a quick reference for investors, encouraging economic activity and job growth. For more information on the relationship between the architecture and construction industries, and economic activity, see the AIA White Paper “Architecture Billings as a Leading Indicator of Construction: Analysis of the Relationship Between a Billings Index and Construction Spending.”

Call for Projects, Tours: Ninth Annual OHNY Weekend
Openhousenewyork (OHNY) is holding its Ninth Annual OHNY Weekend, 10.15-16.11. Architects, designers, and engineers are encouraged to submit projects for participation in this public-access event. If you would like to open your office or project to the public, contact Jessica Mak Jessica@ohny.org.

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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