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Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action | Discussion and Information Session

Discussion and Information Session, Austin TX

This past June, a resolution demanding that the AIA take a leadership role in the national discussion around climate change was brought to the convention floor and passed with the 97% of the membership voting in favor. In a show of support of this grassroots effort, the AIA Board of Directors voted to approve the resolution at their summer meeting and in doing so, formally adopted the COTE Top Ten Framework as the new AIA Framework for Design Excellence.

This discussion and information session will break down the three elements of the resolution and explore what this new direction from national means for the day to day practice of architects here in Austin and around the country. We're hoping for representatives from all Austin Architecture firms to come take part in the important discussion about the future of our profession.

The session will be co-led by Betsy Del Monte, the resolution's sponsor and a member of the AIA Strategic Council and Corey Squire, the lead author the COTE Toolkit. They both currently sit on the AIA National Committee on the Environment Advisory Group.

Light refreshments will be provided


Date: October 16 @ 4:00pm

Presenters: Corey Squire, AIA and Betsy Del Monte, FAIA

Location: Positive Energy - 1114 S. 1st Street


A Note On Parking

Our parking lot is very small and we do not recommend parking in it given how quickly it fills up and how difficult it is to get back out onto South 1st. We also prefer saving those spots for those with mobility needs. If possible, please use public transportation, walk, or bike. There is ample street parking on Gibson and on 3rd Streets, just a short walk away. If you park on 3rd/James, you can enjoy a nice jaunt through the park, which is beautiful and shaded. Please do not park in the El Mercado lot as they’ll tow you and everyone will feel bad. If you are in need of mobility assistance, please get in touch with us and we’ll make sure you have a spot in our very small parking lot.

Please park on either Gibson or 3rd Streets and enjoy a nice walk through the park to arrive at our office. Do not park in the El Mercado parking lot as they will certainly tow.

Please park on either Gibson or 3rd Streets and enjoy a nice walk through the park to arrive at our office. Do not park in the El Mercado parking lot as they will certainly tow.




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