Newsletter | October 2016
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AAO News: 2016 Design Matters Conference, Miami, Nov. 2-4

MiamiCentral, a mixed use transportation hub under construction downtown

This week is the 2016 Design Matters Conference: Miami Rising! Be sure to pack warm weather clothes because the forecast calls for 80 degrees and sunny skies.

As you're preparing to visit Miami, consider this recent commentary from Architects Newspaper: Eight years in, how has Miami’s form-based code primed the city for unprecedented growth?

New AAO Member

AAO welcomes new individual member Suzane Reatig (Washington, DC).

Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda

Every 20 years, the United Nations convenes a global cities summit. Habitat III took place in October 2016 in Quito, Equador and drew nearly 40,000 participants.

Architecture in Museums


Architecture in Pop Culture

Infrastructure Jewelry
  • Why Being a City Geek Is So Cool Today in FastCoDesign looks at products that celebrate urban infrastructure. Take note, all you who stock shops with items related to design.
  • Conde Nast Traveler suggests Buffalo, NY as a prime vacation destination for Frank Lloyd Wright fans, so they can experience the newly renovated Darwin Martin House.
  • CBS is developing a TV show starring an architect. It's based on the book A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh, founder of BLDGBLOG.

Jobs and Opportunities

People on the Move:
  • Congratulations to Cynthia Phifer Kracauer who was recently named Director of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.
Opportunity:  Jobs: View more positions and fellowships at

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