Newsletter | November 2016
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AAO News: 2016 Design Matters Conference Report

Design Matters Conference tour

Many thanks to all who attended the 2016 Design Matters Conference: Miami Rising, and an extra acknowledgement to our local hosts, media partners, and event sponsors. This year’s meeting attracted 115 attendees, hailing from 65 different architecture organizations across 33 U.S. cities and 6 countries. In selecting to focus on resiliency, we knew there would be much to explore...
Read the full wrap-up letter from AAO Executive Director Michael Wood

For those wishing to take a closer look at the Conference materials, please take note of the following resources:

Save the date for the 2017 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, Sept. 13-16, in conjunction with the opening of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, "Make New History" (2017 CAB Artistic Directors: Johnston Marklee).

New AAO Member

AAO welcomes new organizational member the American Society of Landscape Architects.

AAO Member Shorts

Cool Architecture book cover

Programming Inspiration

Infinite Happiness film
  • Looking for film screening ideas? Preview The Infinite Happiness, a film by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine about BIG's 8 House, on ArchDaily this Friday through Sunday. In their Living Architectures series, the filmmakers tell the stories of everyday inhabitants of significant works of architecture
  • The SXSW Eco Place by Design fast-paced pitch competition caught our attention for both the innovative program format and the creative winning projects
  • The Dezeen Hot List ranks individual architect's newsworthiness based on audience data including 100 million page views. Are any of the top names part of your upcoming lecture series?

How to Read a Building

How to read a building

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