In the Houzz
This past June at Convention, AIA National announced two strategic partnerships to enhance and connect architects in today’s technology-driven world. One such partnership with Houzz, the world’s leading online platform for remodeling and design, is hoped to develop technology initiatives to engage architects and increase the public awareness of how good design can enhance our lives. Next week, this partnership comes to our community, as AIA Pittsburgh’s CRAN welcomes Houzz Community Team member Michael Stein for a Houzz presentation ‘Technology for Storytelling: How to reach new clients and engage a global community’. For architects and other design professionals, technology tools extend far beyond space planning and drafting. Today, technology is used to communicate more effectively with clients, tell engaging stories...
COTE Intensive I
Oct 30, 2014 4:30 pm
Our first COTE Intensive is entitled “The Business Case for High Performance Design.”Presenters Dr. Robert Sroufe, Duquesne University, and Michael Carnahan, Scalo Solar, will discuss financial decision-making for sustainable design strategies in projects. Concepts will be presented and bolstered by real case studies. The session will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University 322 West Entry Addition Tepper Hall and will include a light supper. Earn 4 LUs/HSW per session, or a total of 12 LUs/HSW! COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course, organized by the AIA Pittsburgh COTE, will take an extended look into financing strategies that allow sustainability and high performance design features to be evaluated and incorporated into projects. The delivery cycle of design, construction and operation will be explored...
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