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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. 

 

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Deadline: April 25
Call for Entries (Student Awards) 
ASLA 

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

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
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U.S. Pavilion at Venice Biennale Presents Spontaneous Interventions

U.S. Pavilion (Photo Courtesy of Spontaneous Interventions)Beginning August 29 and continuing through November 25, the U.S. Pavilion for the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale will feature the theme of Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good. Organized by the Institute for Urban Design, the installation will combine 124 urban interventions initiated by architects, designers, planners, artists, and everyday citizens that bring positive change to their neighborhoods and cities.Parkman Triangle Park (Photo Courtesy of Urban Operations)Among the many national participants, several Los Angeles-based firms and organizations will be featured, such as Bunchy Carter Park by LA Department of DIY, Greenaid Seedbomb Vending Machines, Islands of LA by Ari Kletzky, LA Green Grounds, Parkman Triangle Park by Urban Operations, and Post Furniture by Ken Mori and Jenny Liang.

Greenaid Seed Bomb Vending Machine (Photo Courtesy of Greenaid)Spontaneous Interventions captures contemporary urban trends such as parklets, community farms, guerilla bike lanes, outdoor living rooms, and temporary architecture. The exhibit highlights viable citizen-led alternatives to traditional top-down urban revitalization tactics with projects that expand the amenities, comfort, functionality, inclusiveness, safety, and sustainability of cities.