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11/20/2017
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The summary report from the first-ever National Urban Ecosystems Forum is now available! Many thanks to all the participants and to the Kirkpatrick Foundation for making this event possible.

http://www.archfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/National-Urban-Ecosystems-Forum-Report-web.pdf

Taking place over three days, the City Managers' Design Academy provides an opportunity for city managers to present des...
11/13/2017

Taking place over three days, the City Managers' Design Academy provides an opportunity for city managers to present design & planning challenges from their city and receive feedback & guidance from top professionals in the field.

Taking place over three days, the City Managers' Design Academy provides an opportunity for city managers to present design & planning challenges from their city and receive feedback & guidance from top professionals in the field.

On September 28 and 29, 2017,  the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the Kirkpatrick Foundation convened the f...
10/04/2017

On September 28 and 29, 2017, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the Kirkpatrick Foundation convened the first National Urban Ecosystems Forum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

During this two-day forum, multi-disciplinary thought leaders from Oklahoma City and 12 cities across the United States shared urban development projects that successfully address the opportunities and ongoing challenges for the coexistence of nature and the city.

On September 28 and 29, 2017, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the Kirkpatrick Foundation convened the first National Urban Ecosystems Forum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

During this two-day forum, multi-disciplinary thought leaders from Oklahoma City and 12 cities across the United States shared urban development projects that successfully address the opportunities and ongoing challenges for the coexistence of nature and the city.

09/27/2017

Today's #OKCfunfact: Oklahoma has the greatest biodiversity of any landlocked state in the USA, with more species of plants, animals & bugs. #urbanecoforum

09/24/2017

Third #OKCfunfact: Oklahoma City averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year.

09/23/2017

Here is our second #OKCfunfact: The first ever shopping cart was invented and then used in #OklahomaCity in 1937 at the Standard Food Markets!

09/22/2017

Here is our first #OKCfunfact: Oklahoma City is home to the American Banjo Museum which has a collection of 300+ banjos valued at $3.5 million.

09/21/2017

Our #urbanecoforum with Kirkpatrick Foundation in Oklahoma City is just one week away! In anticipation, we will be sharing a fun fact about #OKC every day for the next week, so stay tuned!

AAF is excited to announce that in just two weeks we will be bringing 21 thought leaders from 12 cities across the count...
09/14/2017
American Architectural Foundation to Convene National Urban Ecosystems Forum in Oklahoma City - American Architectural Foundation

AAF is excited to announce that in just two weeks we will be bringing 21 thought leaders from 12 cities across the country to Oklahoma City for the first National Urban Ecosystems Forum, in partnership with the Kirkpatrick Foundation! #urbanecoforum

http://www.archfoundation.org/2017/09/national-urban-ecology-forum/

WASHINGTON D.C. (September 11, 2017) — The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and Kirkpatrick Foundation will convene the … >

AAF President & CEO Ronald E. Bogle accepting an award for 15 years of service from Board Chair John Syvertsen at our 20...
04/13/2017

AAF President & CEO Ronald E. Bogle accepting an award for 15 years of service from Board Chair John Syvertsen at our 2017 Accent on Architecture Gala.

Check out our new website for the upcoming National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility, May 10-12, 2017.
03/23/2017
National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility

Check out our new website for the upcoming National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility, May 10-12, 2017.

The National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility will focus on the nexus of public policy, urban planning, and innovative technology.

03/16/2017
Statement from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu on the FY 18 Budget | NEA

As National Endowment for the Arts's partner for 20 years for the Mayors' Institute on City Design program, we'd like to share this news.

Today we learned that the President’s FY 2018 budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals of all ages in thousands of communities, large, small, urban and rural, and in…

We sat down with author, entrepreneur, and transportation expert Gabe Klein to discuss Start-Up City, his recent book ab...
02/24/2017
Gabe Klein on New P3 Models and the Future of Transportation - American Architectural Foundation

We sat down with author, entrepreneur, and transportation expert Gabe Klein to discuss Start-Up City, his recent book about new public-private partnership models, including for autonomous transportation, that can catalyze positive, lasting change for cities and the planet.

Learn about his new book, Start-Up City, as well as new public-private partnership models, including for autonomous transportation.

Congratulations to Tim Dufault, a member of our Board of Regents, on being named a Fellow of the The American Institute ...
02/15/2017
Cuningham Group

Congratulations to Tim Dufault, a member of our Board of Regents, on being named a Fellow of the The American Institute of Architects!

We are very proud of our President and CEO, Tim Dufault, for being elevated to The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Congratulations on receiving this prestigious distinction!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown DC – the only Mies structure in the city – is getting some updates.
02/07/2017
A Fly-Through of the Renovation to Mies' MLK Library

The Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown DC – the only Mies structure in the city – is getting some updates.

A preview of what the Washington, D.C., building will look like when it reopens in 2020.

This house plays with angles in a way that almost – but not quite – suggests a pyramid.
01/27/2017
Apartment House Prenzlauer Berg / Barkow Leibinger

This house plays with angles in a way that almost – but not quite – suggests a pyramid.

Completed in 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Images by Simon Menges, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Christina Möller. Tucked away in the inner courtyard of a block in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, an unusual residential house has emerged: With it’s steep...

How can you help transform education for the 21st century? Join the active learning movement and consider applying to or...
01/24/2017
Active Learning Center Grant by Steelcase Education

How can you help transform education for the 21st century? Join the active learning movement and consider applying to or sharing the Active Learning Center (ALC) grant.

With your help, together with Steelcase Education, we will find and award active learning classrooms to the next schools, colleges and universities that are looking to innovate and introduce active learning environments to their students and educators.

Consider sharing this opportunity with your contacts who are teachers, professors and educators. Each school that is awarded will receive a new active learning classroom valued at $65,000 through the ALC grant program.

Steelcase Education seeks partners in active learning who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways.

If you haven't already, check out our new website for Design for Learning and read up on our Fifth National Summit on Sc...
01/11/2017
Design for Learning: Fifth National Summit on School Design

If you haven't already, check out our new website for Design for Learning and read up on our Fifth National Summit on School Design.

Design for Learning will convene in Denver, Colorado in March 2017 to host the National Summit on School Design. Learn how to sponsor and support the DfL movement.

01/10/2017
Healthy architecture - Film

Architecture can make us feel good. Learn how:

How can architects, designers, retailers and city planners embrace a new vernacular that delivers places that leave us feeling better about our lives? Our fourth Quality of Life Conference film explores the notion.

Read about the Sewall-Belmont House, and how "everyone can learn from the history of the women’s suffrage movement," in ...
01/10/2017
Lessons from the Women's Suffrage Movement - The Aspen Institute

Read about the Sewall-Belmont House, and how "everyone can learn from the history of the women’s suffrage movement," in The Aspen Institute's "What Every American Should Know" highlight of this Save America's Treasures project.

The recent election has brought many democratic issues into stark relief.

Our National Summit on School Design is coming up soon. Learn more about it on our new website.
01/03/2017
Design for Learning: Fifth National Summit on School Design

Our National Summit on School Design is coming up soon. Learn more about it on our new website.

Design for Learning will convene in Denver, Colorado in March 2017 to host the National Summit on School Design. Learn how to sponsor and support the DfL movement.

Head over to Sasaki's blog to learn more about our City Managers' Design Academy from earlier this month and principal G...
12/29/2016
Ford Participates in City Managers' Design Academy

Head over to Sasaki's blog to learn more about our City Managers' Design Academy from earlier this month and principal Gina Ford's take on "landscape as urban catalyst."

Sasaki principal Gina Ford, ASLA participated in a City Managers’ Design Academy (CMDA) work session. A complement to the Mayors’ I ...

Check out the new Design for Learning website!
12/28/2016
Design for Learning

Check out the new Design for Learning website!

Design for Learning is an initative of the American Architectural Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering leaders to improve lives and transform communities through architecture and design.

Have a look at the new website for Design for Learning and learn about our upcoming National Summit on School Design!
12/23/2016
Design for Learning: Fifth National Summit on School Design

Have a look at the new website for Design for Learning and learn about our upcoming National Summit on School Design!

Design for Learning will convene in Denver, Colorado in March 2017 to host the National Summit on School Design. Learn how to sponsor and support the DfL movement.

Rebuilding a victim of urban renewal
12/13/2016
Rebuilding a victim of urban renewal

Rebuilding a victim of urban renewal

The Mercado District takes its urban design and architecture cues from Tucson's historic adobe neighborhoods.

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