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AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 (A’17)

April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

A’17 is the architecture and design event of the year. Register now and join thousands of architects and designers in Orlando, April 27-29!

Re-cap AIA Convention 2016 featuring Pennsylvania host city, Philadelphia here.

Looking to take advantage of all A’17 has to offer? Don’t miss the sessions below, featuring AIA Pennsylvania members! Small firm practitioner? Be sure to review the Small Firm Firm Practitioners schedule of A’17 events

Wednesday, April 26th  

2:45 ​pm – 5:30 ​pm
AIA Business Meeting & Candidate Speeches​
Orange County Convention Center, Chapin Theater
Featuring the currently uncontested candidate for the national institute’s 2018 First Vice President/2019 President-elect is William (Bill) J. Bates, FAIA – a two time AIA Pennsylvania president.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Risk Management Essentials: Part II

Orange County Convention Center, Room W304D
Featuring Christopher J. Lasky, AIA Vice President Development, The Davis Companies, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, April 27th  

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Integrated Campus Planning: A Way Forward
Orange County Convention Center, Room W207
Featuring James Timberlake Partner, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Succeeding with Data: Effective Use of Business Intelligence
Orange County Convention Center, Room W311F
Featuring Edward A. Shriver Jr. Principal, Strada Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA

4:30 am – 6:00 pm
Dive In! Water Comes Alive at Pittsburgh’s Frick Environmental Center
Orange County Convention Center, Room W307D
Featuring Patricia Culley Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Pittsburgh, PA and Noah Shaltes Project Manager, P.J. Dick Incorporated, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, April 28th  

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Business Development: The Secret Recipe
Orange County Convention Center, Room W202
Featuring Scott D. Butcher Vice President / CMO, JDB Engineering, Inc., York, PA

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Welcome Back, Friend: Managing Architectural Openings for Hospitality-Focused Projects
dormakaba Learning Lounge, Booth 2181LL
Featuring Richard J. Ruppert Manager, Architectural Services, dormakaba, Reamstown, PA

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Succeeding with Research: How to Successfully Integrate Research into Practice
Orange County Convention Center, Room W204
Featuring Billie Faircloth Partner, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIA Pennsylvania Alumni and Fellows Reception
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom IJ

Saturday, April 29th

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Social Space as Amenity in Contemporary Housing Developments
Orange County Convention Center, Room W307D
Featuring Scott Erdy, FAIA Principal, Erdy McHenry Architecture, Philadelphia, PA and Robert Francis Vice President for University Facilities and Real Estate, Drexel University

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Open Source Architecture
Orange County Convention Center, Room W205
Featuring Christian Jordan Principal, PJA Architecture, Drexel Hill, PA

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Building Enclosure Fundamentals: Integrating Proper Building Enclosure into the Design Process
Orange County Convention Center, Room W202
Featuring Cheryl A. Smith Principal, Cope Linder Architects, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Data to Design: Bridging the Information/Representation Gap
Orange County Convention Center, Room W311F
Featuring Roderick Bates Associate and Senior Researcher, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA


April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am
April 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Orange County Convention Center
9899 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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