|AIA LOUISIANA LEADERSHIP HEADED TO WASHINGTON, D.C.|
This week, leadership from across Louisiana will travel to Washington, DC for its
Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.
Component presidents and president elects will enjoy leadership development programs and coverage on Louisiana's congressional delegation to discuss AIA legislative priorities including
- Small Business Tax Reform
- Energy Retrofits
- Student Debt Relief
- Small Business Procurement
"Also, Members will receive background in AIA's reposition efforts. A massive survey with over 30,000 data points has laid the foundation for a fundamental evaluation of the organization and its future in service to the membership.
"The leadership training and exposure is one of the best AIA programs and most highly anticipated. It's literally some of the best personal and professional development programs around," says, Lynn Robertson, AIA Louisiana Executive Director.
Check back with your local leaders when they return to learn about happenings.
FREE TRAINING CLASSES ON NEW 2013 LA STATE PLUMBING CODE
The LSUCCC in cooperation with DHH is providing free training classes on the new 2013 LA State Plumbing Code. These classes are open to all inspectors and design professionals. We will be offering 3 LUs. If you have any questions please contact. Mark Joiner, CBO, LA State Uniform Construction Code Council, at 225-922-0817
REDESIGN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
Chicago Architecture Foundation has recently launched the 2013 DiscoverDesign.org National High School Architecture Competition. Discover Design is a free resource that brings together teens, teachers, and architects for 21st Century project-based learning. The competition provides teens an opportunity to investigate real-world design problems and share their ideas with the world. For this year's competition challenge, students will redesign their high school library, moving from a book-centric to a people-centric operating model.
|PERCENT FOR ARTS PROGRAM|
Enacted in 1999, the Louisiana Percent for Art program's enabling legislation(1) stipulates that whenever more than $2,000,000 in state funds is to be spent by a state agency for the construction or renovation of a state building, 1% of the state money shall be expended for the project to acquire, conserve, or restore and install works of art for display in, on, or on the grounds of the state building.
The first point of contact for any Architect would be the project managers through the Office of Facility Planning that the architect is working with. If unsure as to who may have oversight contact Dana Lafonta, Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts, at 225-342-8176 or visit www.crt.state.la.us/arts/percentforart.aspx. |
AIA Louisiana Design Conference
August 1-2, 2013
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Spa Resort
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information Now Available
April 5, 2013
Baton Rouge, LA