New leaders elected to AIA Board of Directors

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Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, elected 2023 President-elect. Repost from AIA National Press release, June 15, 2021. AIA delegates elected Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, of Boston Society of Architects/AIA Massachusetts as the 2022 First Vice President/2023 President-elect; Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA, of AIA Columbus/AIA Ohio as the 2022–2023 Treasurer; and Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, of AIA …

Independence Day Thoughts on Architecture Part 2

Patricia Acevedo Fuentes, AIA, is AIA South Dakota’s Immediate Past President and also serves as the vice-moderator for the AIA National Strategic Council where she is a champion for rural communities. Originally from Puerto Rico, she is an Architect in Rapid City, South Dakota and 2021 Bush Fellow. Allison Dvorak, AIA, is AIA South Dakota’s Vice President and Advocacy Committee …

The Built Landscape of Suffrage History

Liz Almlie, Historic Preservation Specialist, SD State Historical Society South Dakota and the United States have recently marked big centennials of women’s suffrage.  A state constitutional amendment passed in November 1918 and the final ratification of the federal 19th Amendment took place in August 1920.  I was lucky enough to participate in several public history …

Hard Times

The rural design community and CIRD look ahead by looking back. Cover Photo: Sahar Coston-HardyBlack-owned Graham’s Ribs in Springfield, Missouri, open from 1932 to 1996, was an establishment listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book Originally published in Rural Voices – Cultivating Citizen-led Design Volume 24, No. 2, Fall 2020 by the Housing Assistance Council. By Stephen …

Mental Health and Architecture Incubator

AIA National Strategic Council Update by Amy Rosen, Assoc. AIA and Stephen Parker, AIA, NCARB Originally published in Connections: Citizen Architect, Issue 18, 2020. As the “think tank” for the Institute, the AIA Strategic Council breaks into several workgroups with specific study areas each year. Through this incubator concept, the Council explores embryonic ideas that …