Newsletter | April 2022
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May 12 AAO Partner Program: The Olmsted in All of Us

On May 12, join AAO and the Chicago Architecture Center for The Olmsted in All of Us, a public lecture by Charles Birnbaum, the President/CEO/Founder of the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). TCLF recently unveiled What’s Out There Olmsted, a digital guide to more than 300 North American landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. and his successor firms. 

April marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth. To celebrate, we're exploring the deeper legacy of this pioneering figure—designer, planner, educator, reformer, advocate, activist, inventor, innovator and enduring influencer.
Date and time: May 12, 6pm CST
Location: Virtual or in-person at the Chicago Architecture Center
Price: Free to AAO members (contact us for promo code for comp tickets)
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Do you have an upcoming virtual program that might appeal to an audience beyond your own city? Contact AAO about partnering to extend your audience reach with our network.

It's almost summertime!

Have you ever wondered how your summer camps compare to those at other architecture organizations? If your organization hosts PK-12 summer programs, please fill out this brief form and we'll share out the results.

AAO is creating a listing of architecture and design summer camps that will include basic data points like cost, duration, in-person vs. virtual format, etc. We will compile the submitted info and share it with all who complete the survey, so that you can learn about similar programming and know who to reach out to at peer organizations. 
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AAO Network Meetings: Design ed wrap-up; upcoming CEO call

If you missed the virtual meet-and-greet with the team from arc en rêve centre d’architecture, a recording is available. Many thanks to director Fabrizio Gallanti and education team leader Sara Munier for sharing about arc en rêve's learning activities that emphasize a sensitive and playful approach to exploring spaces.
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Executive directors and heads of AAO member organizations are invited to attend the AAO CEO Network Meeting on May 19, 12-1pm ET, hosted by Ben Prosky, Executive Director, AIA New York/Center for Architecture.

At this meeting, we'll check-in about return-to-work policies, share observations about in-person events, and discuss other specific issues or challenges any participant wishes to raise. Advance registration required.

News from the AAO Network

  • New London Architecture convened a panel discussion "The Art of Zero Waste: Can temporary exhibitions be sustainable?" The wrap-up includes advice and resources relevant to many AAO members on topics from materials life cycle analysis to frameworks for measuring energy, food, travel and production environmental impacts. On a related note, Salone del Mobile just released new sustainability guidelines for exhibitors.
  • Reset: Towards a New Commons, curated by Barry Bergdoll and
    Juliana Barton, opened April 14 at the Center for Architecture (New York) and is also available as a digital exhibition
    Borrow this idea! APA includes community service opportunities at its major events. This year, planners can volunteer to help support the community of Southeastern San Diego through charrettes, audits, hygiene kit assembly for the unsheltered, and park clean-ups. 
  • National Building Museum hosts its first ever augmented reality exhibition, Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition, which uses touch-screen tablets to create immersive reconstructions of the cathedral.
  • Always great to see AAO members collaborating! Join the Urban Design Forum, AIA NY, and NLA for a free webinar May 5 about activating streets, part of the NLA City Dialogues, which brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between cities.
  • AAO welcomes new member Kathleen Kupper of Phoenix, AZ.

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