RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014
May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century. 



Deadline: April 25
Call for Entries (Student Awards) 

Deadline: June 1 
AIA|LA 2014 Design Awards Program Registration 

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
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Two School Extensions in Cadiz, Spain by Julio Barreno

Spanish architect Julio Barreno recently finished an extension to the Azahar School in Cadiz, Spain. The interior of the building is painted bright green, with an array of windows spaced sporadically on the wall-scape. The extension comprises an office, staff room, canteen, toilets, a service room and a covered outdoor area for when it rains. 

The architect designed the extension according to strict architectural limits due to building's previous shape. It formed a U-shape around the backyard court and the street. The new extension had to include the several offices mentioned above, as well as maintain the flow between the two parts. Barreno added connecting hallways between old and new wings to maintain circulation throughout, and approached the entire project as if he were adding a prosthetic limb to a patient. Everything had to allow for the two limbs of the building to communicate and transition as easily as possible. The green walls allow for the space to create an experience of its own, while still maintaining the flow between old and new.

The school extension is the second of Barreno's recent educational work in Spain. He also designed a zig-zag covered walkway at another school in Cadiz, called Víctor de la Serna y Espina. The school was originally designed in 1957 and had a symmetrical design allowing for the sexes to be taught entirely separately, but a new system at the school required the two halves to be joined. Barreno's walkway is clad in translucent polycarbonate and provides a playground shelter for pupils as well as connecting the two entrances.

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