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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As the flurry of fall events surrounds us and fills up our calendars, I encourage you
to make time for the Design on the Delaware Conference, November 9-12, 2016. New
this year is that we will be hosting exhibitors, breakfast, lunch, Opening Reception,
and a special Emerging Professionals Track at the Center for Architecture and Design.
We will still host our keynote speakers and educational seminars across the street at
the Convention Center - but the Center for Architecture and Design will be an integral part of the Conference this year.
"What is the relationship between AIA Philadelphia and the Center for
Architecture and Design?" This question is posed to me at least once a week, and
when it is I pull out a piece of paper and pen and proceed to draw the following Venn



Given that there seems to be a lot of confusion about this topic, I thought it would
be appropriate to clarify information and to share our vision for the future of both
organizations. AIA Philadelphia has its own board made up entirely of AIA members and one public (non-AIA) member. AIA Philadelphia is generally focused on our
members and how to best provide them with the benefits and services most useful in
their practice. Our members communicate about many services that have an impact
on their businesses, but overwhelmingly they tell us that helping to increase public
awareness about the value and relevance of architecture is the most important thing
AIA can do for them.
Increasing public awareness about the value and relevance of architecture is where
the missions between AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design
are wholly aligned - the overlap in the Venn Diagram. The Center for Architecture
and Design is focused on the public, versus only focused on AIA members.
The Center was initially created as the charitable "arm" of the AIA. It is a 501(c)
(3) organization and has more fundraising opportunities available to it versus a 501(c)
(6) trade association like the AIA. It also has a diverse Board of Directors, expanding
beyond just AIA members or architects, but other design professionals and built environment enthusiasts. However, through the vision and leadership of my predecessor
and both organization's Boards, the Center is poised for growth and has expanded its
programming as a result, most notably with the DesignPhiladelphia festival.
In 2017, the Boards of AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design
will be working independently and collaboratively on their respective strategic plans
for 2018-2022. The current joint strategic plan has mostly been accomplished, and
both Boards of Directors are looking at how the two organizations want to collaborate and how they want to expand their respective programs independently. We are
looking forward to the future and excited to see where our planning leads us.


FALL 2016 | context | AIA Philadelphia

Design on the Delaware at NeoCon East
will offer 36 programs, up to 15 tours,
and 3 general sessions. In addition to the
general sessions listed below, we are once again
partnering with NeoCon East - boasting more than
200 companies on the tradeshow floor and keynote sessions by Marc Kushner, HWKN partner and
Architizer founder and Ayse Birsel of Birsel + Seck.

Design on the Delaware
General Sessions:
Robin Guenther, FAIA,
LEED Fellow worksz
at the intersection of
healthcare architecture,
health and sustainable
policy and participates in
a wide range of leading
edge advocacy initiatives
while continuing to practice. Healthcare Design magazine named her the
"#1 Most Influential Designer in Healthcare" in
2010 and 2011.
Howard Neukrug, PE,
BCEE, Hon. D. WRE is
a national expert,
lecturer and inspirational
leader in integrated water
systems; urban planning
and sustainability; utility
operations; water policy;
and green infrastructure.
He is the creator of Philadelphia's $2.5 Billion "Green City, Clean Waters"
program which has revolutionized how American
cities approach land and water management for
sustainability and resiliency.
Architectural and Engineering Ethics is
a panel led discussion providing an overview
and introduction to architectural and engineering
ethics. It will cover state registration and licensing
laws as well as conflict of interest, pay to play, and
case-study discussions.


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Context - Fall 2016

Editors’ Letter
Up Close
Design Profiles
Index to Advertisers
Mayor Kenney’s Infrastructure Policy
Green Infrastructure in Philadelphia: The Reading Viaduct Rail Park
Streets: They’re Not Just for Cars Any More
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