American Insitute of Architects

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

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The construction phase of a project is where there is the highest probability for problems to crop up. As a contractor friend says, “It’s where the rubber meets the road.” During the design phase, nearly everything is hypothetical and speculative because design is based on guidelines, specifications, calculations and experience. Every attempt is made by […]

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2010 AIA Springfield Design Awards

by Christopher Swan, AIA

Last night, BR&P was presented a Merit Award at the AIA Springfield Design Awards for our restoration project of the historic First Church of Christ, Scientist located in Midtown Springfield.  The Professional Jury bestowing this award sponsored by AIA Springfield consisted of Anne Marie Decker, AIA, Principal with Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., Roy T. Decker, […]

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Representing The AIA Springfield Chapter At Grassroots In Washington DC – Part III

by Gerri Kielhofner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

The next day at Grassroots started off with attending a breakfast with our peer groups – other components in the country that have similar size chapters. This breakfast meeting was probably the best one I’ve attended in the three years. Many people shared examples of what their chapters do to serve their members and make […]

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Representing the AIA Springfield Chapter At Grassroots in Washington DC – Part II

by Gerri Kielhofner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Our next scheduled visit with Senator McCaskill wasn’t until 2:30 pm, so we decided to visit the Holocaust Museum. It had taken us quite awhile to walk there, so we had an early lunch at their cafe. In the museum, we didn’t take any guided tours but just wandered through the different sections and admired […]

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Representing The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Springfield Chapter At Grassroots in Washington DC

by Gerri Kielhofner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Our local AIA Chapter, like most chapters throughout the United States, sends their president and president-elect to the annual Grassroots Conference held in Washington DC each February. I had the privilege of attending Grassroots for two years already due to the fact that our president-elect two years ago couldn’t go. Last year I went as president-elect […]

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