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2015 Young Architects Award

Jos� Alvarez represents the ideals, opportunities, and future of the architecture profession. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, he finished his architecture education in the United States and has worked for New Orleans-based Eskew+Dumez+Ripple for the past 17 years. His devotion to client satisfaction, attention to detail, and endless pursuit of quality design and building performance has made him directly responsible for delivering some of the firm's most iconic and challenging projects to date, including the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC); the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, La.; 930 Poydras Residential Tower in New Orleans; and Teatro Santander, in S�o Paolo, Brazil. 

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AIA Gulf State Region Honor Awards 2015
Call for Entries


The AIA Gulf States Region Honor Awards Program celebrates the quality of Architecture in our region and pays tribute to our deserving Architects for their design excellence. 

Entry form, fee and classification must be submitted by February 2, 2015. For information on eligibility and entry form click here.

Architecture Firm Billings Close Out 2014 on a Night Note


By Jennifer Riskus, Manager, Eceonomic Research


Architecture firms ended 2014 on a positive note, as business conditions improved at firms in December. The ABI score of 52.2 for the month, up from 50.9 the previous month, indicates that more firms reported improving business conditions in December than in November. (Any score over 50 indicates billings growth.). Read More
Architect Business Plan Competition

The Business Plan Competition is open to registered architects in the U.S. or Canada who are considering starting a design firm or who have started a new firm in the past ten years. 

There is no fee to enter. 


Registration Deadline: February 3, 2015. For information and registration visit:



Call for Nominations: 2016 AIA Representatives on NAAB

Each year, AIA is invited to nominate practitioners from diverse education, practice, and geographic backgrounds to serve as AIA representatives on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Visiting Teams Roster.


Deadline: February 25, 2015


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Lisa Nice, AIA


"AIA Louisiana serves a critical role and gives architects a collective voice. Good design benefits the public's everyday lives. The AIA needs to speak out in a way that is accessible, inclusive and compelling, so that members and the public truly understand the relevance and value of architecture."   Read President's Message

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