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Internship Program – California Coalition For Rural Housing 

                  INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR DIVERSITY IN NONPROFIT HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT The Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship for university students designed to increase the racial diversity of staff in the Affordable Housing and Community Development field and assist in meeting the diverse needs of the…

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B Arch IPAL Shorter Path to Licensure

Integrated Path to Architectural License   IPAL (Integrated Path to Architectural License) is an alternate path to licensure intended to shorten the amount of time needed to fulfill the licensure requirements. As of 2022, IPAL is accepted in about 30 states in the US. As a first step, please research whether the state in which…

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BAHIP Internship Program

  The Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP)   The Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) turns five this year with our fifth cohort, and the application to apply is now open!   More Information about the internship Apply to BAHIP 2022-23 Deadline: Friday, March 25   What is BAHIP? Launched in 2017, BAHIP is…

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Advice for First Semester Architecture Students

Welcome to the School of Architecture   We are excited to meet you as you begin your journey towards the profession of architecture!   IMPORTANT DATES   Student Portal Interactive Webinar with Reid Raukar The Student Portal Interactive Webinar is a 60-minute interactive Zoom meeting during which Reid Raukar, our Sr. Director of Admissions, will…

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2022 Summer Student Intern Program with City of SF

  2022 Student Summer Intern Program   The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission (SFO),…

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Architectural Licensing Advisor

Architectural Licensing Advisor   Sameena Sitabkhan is the Licensing Advisor for the Architecture Department supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. Licensing is the culmination of your education and gives you the right to call yourself an architect and practice in the United States. Licensing consists of an education requirement, work experience, and a set of…

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Onsite Classes added for Spring 2022

                              Spring courses begin February 7, 2022. Enrollment is open now. You can see which classes are currently available at this link: On-Campus Spring 2022 courses To register, please contact your advisor or email studentservices@academyart.edu or call 415-618-6508              …

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Model Making – Part 1 – Making Models at Home

Dear Students, Since many of you are online and working from home, we wanted to publish this small guide for making sophisticated models with simple means. In terms of working from home there are many model building techniques which are very suitable when you have no access to a professional shop facility.  01. The first…

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Ghirardelli Christmas Tree Competition

Ghirardelli Square and the Academy of Art University’s Christmas Tree Grove   Rules and Submission Guidelines: Ghirardelli Square is happy to partner with the Academy of Art University to bring a festive holiday tree stroll to the square for a second year. Fifteen trees will be selected to be displayed at various locations throughout Ghirardelli…

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ARCHITECTURAL SCAN SURVEYOR: PPM

Do you have an interest in architecture or 3D laser scanning? Do you want to gain valuable industry experience and the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology? Precision Property Measurements (PPM) is the leading provider of commercial and residential As-Built plans in the United States. What does “As-Built” mean? Some architects call As-Built surveying “field measurements”…

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Brightspace Preview

  Brightspace, the New Learning Management System   Beginning in Summer 2022, all AAU courses will migrate from the current LMS to a new platform called Brightspace. We will add more information about Brightspace in the next few months as we get closer to the launch date. Training for all faculty will begin in Spring…

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Using Onsite Facilities Fall 2021

Using Onsite Facilities Fall 2021   During the Pandemic, the ARH woodshop and studio spaces have been moved to 1849 Washington. Drafting desks, shop access, tool checkouts are some of the resources available but require reservations in advance. More information is available at ARH-Facilities-Information-VERSION-3 FALL 2021 Questions should be directed to Dale Beevers, Senior Director…

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Informal Group Chat for Undergraduate Students

Informal Group Chat for Undergraduate Students   Connect with the larger student body of our undergraduate architecture program through our informal Slack group chat!  Get to know upperclassmen, lower classmen and even some faculty through this channel!  Who's still up working alongside you?  To join, click this link:  Invite people to ARH Undergrad Students  …

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Architecture at Zero Design Competition

Architecture at Zero is a design competition for decarbonization, equity and resilience, open to students and professionals worldwide. It serves to engage the fields of architecture, design, engineering and planning in the pursuit of sustainable design. The 2021-22 competition challenges entrants to develop affordable housing for farmworker families in Visalia, California, one of the world’s most…

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Career Development Information

Career Development Information NCARB "Becoming an Architect", http://www.ncarb.org/Becoming-an-Architect.aspx The Emerging Professional's Companion, http://epcompanion.org/ National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), http://www.ncarb.org American Institute of Architects (AIA), http://www.aia.org American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), http://aias.org Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), http://www.acsa-arch.org National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), http://naab.org/home

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Swatt | Miers Architects Job Opening

Swatt | Miers Architects   an award winning architectural practice recognized internationally for its residential, commercial, and institutional design work, is seeking a full-time junior architectural interiors designer / drafter.  Candidate to possess excellent 3D modelling, architectural and interiors drafting, graphic and verbal / written communication skills.  Position requires ability to contribute to the development…

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Best Laptops for Architects 2022 and 2020

Dear Students, Architizer just published a good 2022 update about potential laptops for architects. There is also a section with budget laptops to consider: 15 Top Laptops for Architects and Designers (NEW for 2022) Below is a good video explaining the range of laptops that can be suitable for an architecture student the video is…

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3D Furniture

3D Furniture:   A great way to enhance your final renderings and add detail to your final 3D model is the use of 3D furniture. When doing so, you don't want to use any furniture from googles 3D warehouse or other free websites, but good high-quality furniture from brands that produce furniture for use in…

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Intermediate Architectural Designer SmithGroup SF Bay Area

Intermediate Architectural Designer SmithGroup  SF Bay Area, United States   Description SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies, and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for…

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Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources   Facilitates equal access throughout the university, both online and on-campus, for students with disabilities and health conditions.   Accessibility Resources PDF Accessibility Resources ensures equal access and opportunities for students with disabilities. As a student with a disability, you may be used to receiving accommodations and having IEPs or 504 Plans in high school. These…

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Academy Resource Center

Academy Resource Center   The Academy Resource Center (ARC) is open to all students, and supports student success with: ARC Workshops & Tutoring, English for Art Purposes (EAP) language support, Accessibility Services, and Online Student Support. For up-to-date information how the ARC could be of help, please click on the link below. https://www.academyart.edu/arc-handout Help offered…

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Project Architect Selldorf Architects

Project Architect  Selldorf Architects  New York, United States   Description Selldorf Architects is a 60-person, award-winning international architecture, and interiors firm based in New York City.  The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. The portfolio encompasses a wide range of projects from museums, libraries, and…

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National Organization of Minority Architects – NOMAS

San Francisco NOMA   NOMAS AAU students have made an intro video to the club including how to join, and get involved: https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/BfOcCERZKZHlQn21INV4za?domain=youtube.com

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Full-time Architectural Designer KOO LLC

Full-time Architectural Designer KOO LLC Chicago, Illinois, United States   Description KOO is an Architecture, Planning and Interior Design firm located in Chicago's Loop. Our work includes a diverse array of project types and scales, both new construction and renovation, in hospitality, residential, education and institutional markets for both public and private sector clients. For…

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Space Planner & Architectural Designer Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey, United States

Space Planner & Architectural Designer   Description Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is one of two…

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Project Architect

Project Architect Salazar Architect Inc. Portland, Oregon USA   Description Salazar Architect Inc. is a small growing firm focused on creating big social and environmental impacts by working collaboratively with clients and community-based organizations. We excel at creating high-impact public interest architecture through thoughtful client, resident and community involvement, innovative design, and creative interiors. We…

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New InDesign Archiving Instructions

 New InDesign archiving instructions   Dear Students, please refer to this document for archiving instructions for using Indesign templates. InDesign Archiving Information and Instructions

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Remote Computer Lab

Remote Computer Access   All ARH students, both in online and virtual sections, can remotely access the computing power and the software of the school computers. Fee: $300 for the Fall 2021 Semester   A virtual remote lab is available to all students through Teradici. Students can use their personal computer to harness all the…

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Tech Support Available

Tech Support Available   James Ryan is the Lab Supervisor who can help you problem solve computer-related tech issues. Whether you need help optimize your computer for best performance or need advice buying a new computer, please reach out to him for help.   This fall semester, you can find James at 1849 Washington.  …

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Remote Laser Cutting & 3D Printing

Remote Laser Cutting & 3D Printing for Spring 2021   We are excited to announce that remote laser cutting and 3D printing is available! Submit your digital files via email to the fabrication shops at 1849 Washington and pick up in person OR pay for shipping to have the pieces mailed to you. Shipping is…

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Using Onsite Facilities in Spring 2021

  Dear Students, During the Pandemic the University has concentrated all onsite woodshop and studio facilities at 1849 Washington (“The Warehouse” - please see below plan for the location of the entrance gate). This link leads to a menu of opportunities and course fees for using these onsite Facilities. To sign up for the resources…

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Creating a Concept Board Account

Concept Board     Building a studio culture in a virtual class room requires additional effort, empathy, time, and most importantly, a "shared space." Concept Board is a virtual shared space that facilitates desk crits. The drawing and commenting tools in Concept Board, whether used alone asynchronously or synchronously during Zoom calls, approximate the in-person…

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Concept Board Tools for Faculty

For our faculty, we are sharing the institutional knowledge gathered since 2017 on making the most out of Concept Board.   For a video tutorial please see this Zoom recording of a tutorial session by Karen on 2020-09-11   Concept Board Templates   Concept Board Templates are useful to quickly set up the virtual room…

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Concept Board Tools

Concept Board Tool Bar   Concept Board has tools with which to comment on drawings and images. Scribble, Highlight, Line, Shape, Text, and Comment are the most commonly used. Scribble For freehand drawing. You can draw simple shapes with a mouse but this tool works better with a stylus or on a tablet. Different line…

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UNDERGRADUATE Course Archive InDesign Template

Undergraduate Course Archives   Notes to Faculty: Please distribute the InDesign template file in the beginning of the semester. The file should first be modified to list the assignments specific to your course. The undergraduate template files are different from the graduate version. If you are teaching in both grad and undergrad department, please be…

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Graduate Journal/Archive Tutorials

Dear Students, please find InDesign tutorial videos under this LINK for creating your archive. Please note that this will require your LMS log-in.

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Mental Health Resource

Mental Health   Students should be encouraged to be vigilant about maintaining their mental health which can be exacerbated by the stress of completing course work when there are ongoing financial, legal, housing, and other anxieties. As faculty, we should set high expectations in our courses for the students’ benefit while simultaneously showing empathy and…

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Drawing

Drawing   Visit the following drawing tutorials. Note: These resource links are only available to enrolled students. Each link will direct you to an Academy Login page where you can access the material once you log in. Videos   01 Materials and How to Draw Lines 02 Paper and Paper Sizes 03 Correspondence- Plan, Section and…

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Model Making

Model Making   Visit the following model-making tutorials. Note: These resource links are only available to enrolled students. Each link will direct you to an Academy Login page where you can access the material once you log in. Videos   Materials and Tools Material Options Tools Construction: Measuring Scaling Construction: Slicing Construction: Assembly Examples: Diagram…

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ZOOM Recording Backup

Hello Faculty, We created a Workflow tutorial for faculty on how to save and backup your class recordings you can access the PDF here.

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Open Job Position at FMG Architects

Architectural Designer   FMG is seeking an energetic and talented Architectural Designer to join our team. The individual will need to beflexible and collaborative in a dynamic environment involving multiple stakeholders. FMG is a recognized leader in design and program management for transportation infrastructure and public facilities. We are a woman-owned firm with offices in…

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Internship Opportunity

Restoration Hardware is accepting applications for paid internships in multiple disciplines. Applications are being accepted on an on-going basis (rolling deadline). The start date and hours per week are flexible to accommodate student class schedules. There are two categories of internships. The Architecture internship is based in the Bay Area. The Interior Design internship has…

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Model Making – Part 2 – Material and Tool Resources

Dear Students, Here are some model making material resources for you, places where you can order needed materials online, tool suppliers, 3D print services, and laser cutting services. Some of these resources might be overseas, so careful planning might be required on your part so you have all the necessary materials for the classes you…

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Model Making – Part 3 – Foam Core Tutorial Videos

Dear Students, for Foam Core model building techniques, please see these two videos. Foam core is a great material for building larger, more spatial models. The tutorials are made by a product designer but the the techniques are universal and can be easily applied to architecture. Please also regard our other model building resource blog…

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BArch and Licensure

Paths to Licensure: Deciding between BA and B. Arch   At the School of Architecture, there is very little difference between the BA and the B. Arch degree requirements in the first 3 years of the program. Therefore, students are not under pressure to decide between the two degrees when they enroll. Many students make…

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The One Rendering Challenge by Architizer

The 2nd Annual One Rendering Challenge is open for entries! Submit your rendering before the Regular Entry Deadline on December 4th 2020   Find more information and how to enter your work under this link: https://onerenderingchallenge.secure-platform.com/a

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN 2021 WHEELWRIGHT PRIZE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN 2021 WHEELWRIGHT PRIZE   International competition for early-career architects to win 100,000 USD research fellowship accepting applications through January 31, 2021 Cambridge, MA (November 17, 2020) — The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce the 2021 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition…

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Dscheme Studio Architectural Job Captain

Dscheme Studio Architectural Job Captain   Under direction of Architect/Principal, the employee will be responsible for the following: - Conduct Site Survey to measure existing conditions of space or building. - Research building codes, space requirements, building/zoning regulations, and other technical documents. - Draw rough and detailed scale plans using data such as preliminary concepts…

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Software Demos

Software Demos   Videos    Autocad Axonometric Projection, Part 1 Axonometric Projection, Part 2 AutoCAD Refresher, Part 1 AutoCAD Refresher, Part 2 AutoCAD Refresher, Part 3 Creating an Image Layer From Cad to Presentation, Part 1 From Cad to Presentation, Part 2 Creating an Image Layer Shadow Projection and Rendering, Part 1 Shadow Projection and…

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AIA SF Awards for our Students

AIA SF Awards for our Students Three of our Architecture students were awarded for their projects in the Unbuilt Design Category at the AIASF American Institute of Architects – San Francisco Design Awards. These awards are a credit to the hard work of the students who integrated their values and life experience and invested a…

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Online Library Resources

We wanted to let everyone know that there are online library resources available that ARH students will find helpful. The full range of resources are described on the AAU library website at this link: https://libguides.academyart.edu/architecture/periodicals-ejournals   The availability of the periodical DETAIL should be highlighted. Detail is an excellent source of high quality articles and…

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Online Research Database JSTOR

JSTOR is a research database that offers full text scholarly journals covering a wide range of arts, architecture, music, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.   1. Go to the AAU Library site: http://library.academyart.edu/   2. Go to the "Online Articles & Databases" link, then select JSTOR. There are many other good options in this menu,…

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Studio Culture Policy

You can download our Studio Culture Policy here STUDIO CULTURE POLICY   Academy of Art University School of Architecture The Studio Culture Policy provides guidance to faculty and students so that a positive academic climate is realized at the AAU School of Architecture. It is the desire of the School that all students and all…

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Resources on Race and Architecture

Below, there is an extensive list of Resources for reading and viewing on race and architecture, compiled by Mario Gooden, with Mabel O. Wilson and the Architectural League of New York staff - published by the Architectural League of New York. We would like to share this here. Please find a link to the original source…

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Cut-out People

Here are sources for good cutout people: • mrcutout.com • skalgubbrasil.tumblr.com • nonscandinavia.com • escalalatina.com • architizer.com/blog/2d-people/ • freecutout.com • pimpmydrawing.com • arch-vizz.com • ronenbekerman.wetransfer.com • xoio-air.de • xoio-air.de II • black-img.com • clipped.io • cutoutmix.com • jugaadrender.in • immediateentourage.com • pngimg.com • artcutout.studioalternativi.co.il • viz-people.com • cutoutpeople.com  

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Visualization Resources

Dear Students! Below is a list of architectural rendering blogs featuring tutorials. While we teach architecture and not necessarily visualization, it is imperative that any architect has to learn the ability to communicate her or his designs well. A great ability in representation will enhance your chance of landing a dream job or get your…

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Archi Hacks – In Design Video

Dear Students, here is an InDesign video tutorial from Archi Hacks:

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2021 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Design Competition

First Prize: $5,000! Founded in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia’s iconic 20th century city planner, Edmund N. Bacon [1910-2005], the Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards honor both professionals and students whose work epitomize excellence in urban design. Each year, a professional who has made significant contributions to the field of urban planning - through conviction of…

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CAD-Blocks Furniture, People and more …

Website To Offer Free Resources The Website dimensions.com (formerly Dimensions.Guide) is nice enough to offer CAD Blocks/Entourage as a free download, the drawings are of exceptional quality making this a great resource. "Dimensions.com is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make…

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Roundtable Discussion: Getting Hired and Pursuing a Rewarding Career Path

  Roundtable Discussion   View the recording at this link   This summer's Professional Preparedness Workshop events continue with a Roundtable Discussion on 7/17/2020 Friday 6pm PST. A panel of six leaders in the Bay Area architecture community will be sharing their advice with students transitioning into the profession. We are excited to have the students…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Orientation

Orientation   Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5-6pm PST   View a Recording of this event  We are excited to announce the launch of the Professional Preparedness Workshop next Wednesday 6/17 at 5-6pm PST. This introductory event will provide an overview as well as establish expectations. In addition to meeting as a group to discuss expectations, we…

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Student Poster Contest

Dear Students, The University has started a poster contest with prizes to win. Show your skills, design a poster, win a prize, and get showcased in all media outlets at the University. We hope that many of our Architecture students will join this. competition. The deadline is July 24th and the first 3 prizes win…

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Virtual Firm Tour: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

BAYA Online Firm Tour: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Forest House, 1975, West Cornwall, Connecticut Bohlin Cywinski Jackson welcomes members of BAYA to a virtual tour of our practice. Hear from three of our architects: Kay Bromley, Chris Moore, and Lena Shah, who will share insights into their experiences and projects. Get an in-depth…

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AmeriCorps is Recruiting for Positions Starting in September

Looking for a good resume builder or to fill a gap year? A position as an AmeriCorps Service member could be a good fit for you! We offer long-term service opportunities that allow you to make a hands-on impact on the lives of local families while gaining experience, building connections, and learning new skills.  …

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Call for Artists India Basin Shoreline Park Project

CALL FOR ARTISTS 900 Innes - India Basin Shoreline Park Public Art Project The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications to the Bayview Artist Registry to be considered for the 900 Innes - India Basin Shoreline Park Public Art Project. Artists with a meaningful connection to the…

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SARA NY Design Awards 2020

Design Competition Open to Students   Registration Deadline July 7 2020 Submission Deadline July 14 2020 Student Entry Fee $50 One project in the student category will receive an award of $1,000.   SARA NY 2020 Design Awards Past Year's Winners (firms and students)   About SARA National   The Society of American Registered Architects…

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Presentation on Becoming a Licensed Architect

Presentation on Becoming a Licensed Architect   Do you want to know how you can become a “real” Architect? Even while you are still studying? There are a lot of DOs and DO NOTs that are enforceable with fines and even imprisonment. But don't be nervous! We're here to help you promote yourself in a…

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Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak   Given all the changes and uncertainty of the past month, we wanted to update you with some thoughts and notes regarding the Architectural Experience Program, which documents the real world work experience that is an integral piece of the licensing process in the United States. As jobs…

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Gensler Architectural Designer – Senior – Architecture

Architectural Designer - Senior - Architecture  Oakland, CA   Your Role As a Gensler Architectural/Technical Designer, you will collaborate with our Design Directors to develop design solutions as well as coordinate the design through the construction documentation phase of a project. You will be successful because you already know how to translate an architect's sketches…

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Baran Studio Architecture Openings

Baran Studio Openings   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER   Designer: Requirements Degree in Architecture from an accredited university Minimum of 2-4 years of work experience. General Design Skills Understanding of 3 dimensional form and space Broad exposure to all aspects of practice Ability to Thrive in team and independent working scenarios Organizational and time management skills Exceptional…

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Hart Howerton New York – San Francisco Open Positions

Hart Howerton New York - San Francisco  Open Positions   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER LOCATION San Francisco EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 3-5 years’ work experience EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate will have a professional undergraduate or master’s degree in Architecture or in a related field. QUALIFICATIONS This position requires excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills for use in an…

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Valerio Dewalt Train Career Opportunities

Valerio Dewalt Train Openings:   Architectural Designer I       Palo Alto, CA Summary: Assist in preparing complete and accurate working plans and detailed drawings from rough or detailed sketches or notes by performing the following duties. Required Qualifications: B.Arch or M.Arch from an accredited school of Architecture. Essential Job Responsibilities 0 to 2 years of…

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Paid Architectural Intern at Steven Grover & Associates

Position: Paid Architectural Intern at Steven Grover & Associates   Role & Responsibilities SGA is currently accepting applications for full-time, paid Architectural Intern to provide support for basic architectural tasks such as developing renderings, creating presentation-style graphics, 3D modeling, analyzing planning data, and performing site and contextual analyses. We anticipate filling this opening by the…

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Paid Fellowship Opportunity This Summer

Paid Fellowship Opportunity This Summer Be Original Americas Design Studio in New York City  offers 6-weeks paid immersive and exciting fellowship opportunity for 2 students​ in the areas of Industrial Design Interior Design Architecture Graphic Design Studies in Entrepreneurship Program Dates: June 8 - July 17, 2020  Application Deadline: March 27, 2020​ Fellowship info and application can be…

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2020 Summer Design Fellowship

2020 Summer Design Fellowship at Shepley Bulfinch   Shepley Bulfinch will be hosting a Design Fellow in the summer of 2020 and would like to invite your students to submit applications. The application deadline isMarch 23rd, 2020, 12:00am EST, so we’d appreciate if you could share this opportunity soon so that students will have plenty of…

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Design Assistant for Architectural Non-Profit

Community Design Center   Design Assistant for Architectural Non-profit     Summary: Assist staff architects and planner in assembling data, producing drawings, publications, preparing designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, drafting, studies, reports, surveys, and research activities. Design Assistants will be given the opportunity to follow a project through from beginning to completion, working on all…

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Studio Bracket Hiring

Project Architect/Designer II Full-time Positions We are seeking a Project Architect/ Designer II, with previous experience, to be involved with all aspects and phases of the design and production of custom modern civic, residential, and commercial design projects.  Depending on the candidate, this position may be located in either our Bainbridge Island or Malibu studio.…

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Architectural Intern

SmithGroup  Multinational Design Firm Looking for Student Intern SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists…

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Edmund N. Bacon 2020

2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Design Competition Brief $25 | per entry at the time of submission $5,000 | First Prize Award Sign up now for more information www.PhiladelphiaCFA.org IMPORTANT DATES August 1, 2019: Full Competition Packet released + Competition opens November 22, 2019: Final date to submit entries February 2020 (date…

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SD Design Challenge

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2020 Design Challenge  This is a collegiate competition for energy-efficient, renewable buildings. In this Challenge that spans one to two academic semesters, students will get hands-on experience working on multidisciplinary teams to envision the future of the built environment. Complete details are available in the Design Challenge Rules. November…

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2020 Student Summer Intern Program

Summer Student Intern Applications Now Open! San Francisco Public Works The 2020 Student Intern Program has commenced and college students are now able to apply for 2020 Summer Student Intern Program online. All applications and application packet materials (transcript, cover letter, resumes) will need to be submitted on-line through http://www.sfstudentintern.org/. Please review the document provided…

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2019/2020 Steel Competition

2020 STEEL DESIGN STUDENT COMPETITION 20th Annual ACSA/AISC Student Competition Category I   URBAN FOOD HUB: Life of a Steel Building  Category II OPEN The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce the 20th annual Steel Design Student Competition for the 2019-2020 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of…

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eVolo Competition

2020 Skyscraper Competition  Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 @ 11:59 PM (EDT) eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2020 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It…

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Blick in Townsend

Opening Soon: Blick in 466 Townsend October 15, 2019 Great news students! The Blick in 466 Townsend is getting ready to open its doors just in time for Midterms! From October 21st thru October 24th, Blick will be open from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. It will only be open for those days and times,…

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Chambers + Chambers Architects: Seeking Intern

Chambers + Chambers Architects Open position for internship Chambers + Chambers Architects is looking for a candidate, preferably past their third year, who is interested in both Architecture and Interior Design. This is really important, as the candidate would be working alongside both professions. Ideally, the intern would be available 2-3 times per week for…

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International Design Competition

International Design Competition Architecture of Inheritance Aditya College of Architecture (ACA), was established in 2013. Since its inception, the college has continuously been working towards a vision to take architectural education ahead of the traditional curriculum and achieving higher goals in grooming better professionals every year. The college is affiliated with the University of Mumbai. The…

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NEW Job Opportunity!

RIM Architects Currently Hiring  October 2, 2019 RIM Architects is currently hiring. We are looking for design levels 2 (0-3 years of experience) and level 3 (3+ years of experience) with an B.Arch or M.Arch degree. RIM has five offices strategically located in San Francisco and Tustin, California; Hawaii; Guam; and Alaska. Our ability to…

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2020 Gabriel Prize Competition

Western European Architecture Foundation Celebrating 30 year The Western European Architecture Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote architecture drawn by hand through the Gabriel Prize The Gabriel Prize, named in honor of French architect Jacques Gabriel (1698-1782), focuses on preserving the tradition of drawing and painting for future generations of architects.…

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Interns Wanted!

Arcsine, Oakland September 27, 2019 Arcsine in Oakland is looking for part time interns to assist for 2-3 days a week. This firm has a strong foundation for interns of various levels of experience, and a variety of project types that would prove exciting to candidates. For more information about the firm, visit their website…

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Annual Berkeley Prize

The Annual International Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2020 The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Each year the PRIZE Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of…

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Building 4Humanity

2nd Edition of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition The NGO Building 4Humanity, Designing and Reconstructing Communities Association (Portugal) and Alliance of Architectural Modernity (Taiwan) are organizing the 2nd edition of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition. The 2019 competition welcomes applications from interdisciplinary teams composed of professionals or students. In 2019, the program brief addresses a…

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Call For Proposal

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Reference Links

Resources   LUNA image database AAU Ebrary Material ConneXion 2009 LEED Reference Guide San Francisco Building Codes 2010 ASHRAE 90.1 2012 International Building Codes 2009 ICC Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2011 International Fire Code 2011 National Electrical Code 2012 NFPA Life Safety Code   Building Codes   2019 California Building Code Vol. 1:…

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Professional Preparedness

PROFESSIONAL PREPAREDNESS   Visit the following professional preparedness tutorials. Note: These resource links are only available to enrolled students. Each link will direct you to an Academy Login page where you can access the material once you log in. Videos   Writing Skills Job Search and Networking Portfolio Workshop, Part 1 Portfolio Workshop, Part 2…

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Eating Around Brannan

Eating Around Brannan Hungry? Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats all deliver to Brannan from all over San Francisco. In addition, food trucks can usually be found right around the corner each day of the week. For information regarding the food trucks, you can go to Off The Grid. There is a Starbucks on 4th…

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Campus Safety

Campus Safety   The Department of Campus Safety is a diversified organization providing professional safety services to its students, faculty and administrators. The Campus Safety team is a proactive, service-oriented agency trained to respond to the needs of the university and is staffed and equipped to protect with pride, sensitivity, and integrity. If the worst…

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City Life

Living In San Francisco What to do, where to go, and how to get there Living in a city as large as San Francisco means that you will never be bored. There is always something exciting to do or some place to go. We have compiled some resources to help you with this and make…

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Professional Connections

Professional Connections  Important Resources  The American Institute of Architects The American Institute of Architects San Francisco National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

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Lecture Videos

Lecture Videos   Our international lecture series brings a diverse mix of highly distinguished guests and interesting young practices to our school to engage with faculty and students and to talk about their work. Recent speakers include: Frank Barkow (Barkow Leibinger - Berlin) /Michael Bell (Bell Seong Architecture - New York) / Peter Busby (Perkins…

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Urban Confluence: Silicon Valley

A design competition that could change a student's life forever Silicon Valley will never be the same Urban Confluence Silicon Valley invites design visionaries throughout the world to help define the identity and spirit of this extraordinary region, to reflect the breathless sense of possibility we all feel, and to propel that influence and hope…

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AIASF Scholarship and Opportunities

AIASF Scholarship and Opportunities The AIASF website is a wonderful source of information regarding potential scholarships and various opportunities that can be useful to students. Please be sure to check the website regularly to see what current opportunities are available. https://www.aiasf.org/page/Opportunities

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TRANSFER Architecture

Architecture Video Award 2019 Purpose The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award is an independent award, to be launched in 2019, to recognize the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city or landscape worldwide. With the TRANSFER Architecture Video Award, we aim to highlight the contributions that best represent new means of…

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2018/19 Fentress Global Challenge

Re-Envisioning the Airport Terminal Building for the Year 2075 A Need for 21st Century Airport Design Global commerce and the unprecedented demand for travel and have resulted in the proliferation of airports around the world. In their short history, terminal buildings have been criticized for employing generic architectural forms that are unapologetically disconnected from their…

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BAYA Portfolio Review 2019

BAYA Portfolio Review 2019 When: April 4, 2019 from 6-8:30 PM Where: AIA SF Office 130 Sutter St. Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104 BAYA is teaming up with AIASF to present a Design Portfolio Review. This event is FREE and open to all students! Come take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have professionals…

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2019 Rookie Awards

Submissions now open! As of March 7th, submissions are now open for the 2019 Rookie Awards. We hope that you will consider submitting your work, including Spring Show projects, to this distinguished platform. Founded in 2009, the Rookies is an international awards and mentorship platform sponsored by the Autodesk. Though the Rookies, you will have the…

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Urban Habitat Competition

International Student Design Competition   INTRODUCTION The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce TIMBER IN THE CITY 3: Urban Habitats Competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), ACSA and the School of Constructed Environments (SCE) at Parsons School of Design. The program is intended to engage students, working individually or in teams, to imagine the transformation of our existing cities through sustainable buildings from renewable resources, offering expedient affordable construction, innovating with new and traditional wooden materials, and designing healthy living and working…

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2018-2019 Steel Design Competition

ACSA/AISC Student Competition Category 1: Intermodel Transportation Center Category 2: Open http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2018-2019-steel-competition/registration  

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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Fellowship

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Fellowship Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is pleased to announce its eighth annual Research Fellowship. The 2019/2020 Fellowship will support one outstanding individual for a full year as they conduct applied research in the pursuit of a path to zero carbon construction. 2019-2020 theme | Deep Impact: Paths to Carbon Zero  This goal of this year’s Fellowship is…

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BAYA & AIA SF present: Design Portfolio Review

BAYA & AIA SF present: Design Portfolio Review Date: 04/04/19 from 6-8:30 PM Location: AIA SF Office 130 Sutter St. Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94104 Free and open to all Bay Area students! BAYA is hosting a portfolio review for architecture students based in the Bay Area. Students will get the opportunity to have…

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Student Design Fellowship

Student Design Fellowship Fellowship Dates: June 17-July 22, 2019Application Deadline: March 21, 2019 Get out of the classroom and into the field. We give design students the chance to get on-the-ground experience so that they can learn first-hand what it takes to make authentic design. Throughout their summer fellowship, two future designers participate in the creation of…

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Radical Innovation Award

Radical Innovation Award Call for Entries Open through April 30th Through an annual competition, Radical Innovation mobilizes disruptors from around the world with the ideas to propel the industry forward. The result is a creative community gathered by the same passion for innovation, introducing the dreamers to those equipped with the necessary resources to bring…

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SARA National Design Awards 2019

SARA National Design Awards 2019 Deadline: August 3rd Register: www.form.jotform.us/saracad/2019 The Society of American Registered Architects celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through The SARAs, an annual National Design Awards Program which attracts entries from across the country and around the world from individuals, firms, and students of architecture and allied disciplines. Awards are…

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STG Design Internship Program

Summer Program Do you want to intern at a firm that inspires you and helps you grow throughout your internship? Do you want to intern for a prominent Architecture and Interiors firm that does work nationwide? If so, you’ve come to the right spot! We want to teach you the ins and outs of the industry,…

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HLW Career Opportunities

Summer Design Interns Position Location: Los Angeles, CA Position Description: HLW, an award winning global design, architecture, and planning firm is seekingthe best emerging talent to join us this summer for a three-month period. Selected candidates will get hands-on project experience in design research & development within highly collaborative & integrated design teams. Required Qualifications:A…

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Chattanooga Design Studio Internship Opportunity

The Chattanooga Design Studio, a non-profit urban planning firm located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have 3 openings available Summer 2019, to assist with their ongoing projects. Individuals with backgrounds in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and graphic design are encouraged to apply. Deadline is March 24, 2019. For more information see https://architecture.academyart.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019_Summer-internship-CDS.pdf.

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Open Positions at DBA!

David Baker Architects is looking for skilled, creative, compassionate architects and designers.   DBA is a progressive architecture firm based in San Francisco that creates acclaimed buildings in urban environments. We design thoughtful places that allow communities to thrive and that serve as a multiplier of good—that enable or support further engagement, connection, or community…

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Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship

Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship   Shepley Bulfinch will be hosting a Design Fellow in the summer of 2018. The application deadline is February 22nd. The Fellowship gives a promising architecture student the opportunity to spend ten weeks this summer immersed in real design problems and collaborative solutions in one of our design studios. Past…

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Quezada Architecture Internship

Quezada Architecture Internship   We are seeking a motivated Architectural Intern to work collaboratively in a team environment, performing design and technical production of documents in Revit through all phases of architecture. This role includes coordinating with the project team, clients, and consultants. QA believes in fostering and mentoring professional development in a studio atmosphere where everyone’s talents and experiences…

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Job Postings: GL Planning & Design

Job Postings: GL Planning & Design   www.glpsf.com GL Planning & Design has immediate need to fill the following positions. I. Junior Architectural Designer (REVIT®) · San Francisco, California Experience: 3+ years’ experience Description: GL Planning & Design, Inc. is a San Francisco-based architecture firm that specializes in the research and design of corporate, university,…

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Get Hired! Live Q&A with leading architects June 27

Get Hired! Live Q&A with leading architects June 27 The AIA is hosting a live webinar June 27 1-pm ET (10-11am PT) with architects from Perkins+Will, FXCollaborative, and Encompass Architects, providing insights on what firms are looking for and how to best get noticed as a candidate. For further information and to register for this event,…

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Path to Licensure and AXP Presentation

Path to Licensure and AXP Presentation   On Wednesday, February 28, faculty member, Sameena Sitabkhan, presents to the students a professional forum on the path to licensure and internship requirements. This special lunchtime presentation is part of AAU Architecture’s broad commitment to professional development as an essential part of an architectural education. A seasoned Project…

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HLW Career Opportunities

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Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship

Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship   The Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship is now accepting applications. The deadline is March 12th www.beoriginalamericas.com/fellowship The non-profit organization, dedicated to advocating for authentic design, is offering two undergraduate students currently enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of study the opportunity for a 7-week immersive fellowship program, June…

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MG2’s R.E.D. Student Portfolio Competition

MG2’s R.E.D. Student Portfolio Competition   Win an internship at one to the top architecture firms in the world! ENTER BY FRIDAY, MARCH 16 AT RED.MG2.COM The MG2 Recognizing Exceptional Design (R.E.D.) Student Portfolio Competition celebrates the work of architecture students across the nation. The students (undergraduate and graduate) awarded best overall portfolio will each…

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WRNS Studio Summer 2018 Internship Program

WRNS Studio Summer 2018 Internship Program Submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio (less than 10MB) to internship@wrnsstudio.com. Deadline for Summer 2018 applications are due March 2, 2018.

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DWELL Architecture Competition

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2018 AZ Awards

2018 AZ Awards   AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2018 AZ Awards. Now in its 8th year, the AZ Awards competition celebrates the best in architecture and design from around the world. * Entries are juried by a panel of architects & designers at the…

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San Francisco

San Francisco and the Bay Area   List of Significant Buildings in San Francisco: - University Art Museum Berkeley / Mario J. Ciampi (now closed) http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/University_Art_Museum.html (CLOSED - NOW SLATED FOR DEMOLITION)    - Transamerica Pyramid / William L. Pereira & Associates http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Transamerica_Pyramid.html    - Saint Mary's Cathedral / Pier Luigi Nervi http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/St_Marys_Cathedral_SF.html    - Marin…

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Bookshops & Libraries

Bookshops & Libraries   Library: AAU Library https://library.academyart.edu    Bookstores: William Stout Architectural Books https://stoutbooks.com SFMOMA Museum Store https://museumstore.sfmoma.org Dog Eared Books http://www.dogearedbooks.com Mission: Comics & Art http://www.missioncomicsandart.com Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative http://www.adobebooks.com 871 Fine Arts http://www.artbook.com/871store.html

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Model Supplies

Model Supplies   Model Shops in SF:  ARCH Art Supplies http://www.archsupplies.com Blick Art Materials https://www.dickblick.com/stores/california/sanfranciscomarketst/ FLAX art & design https://flaxart.com Art Primo San Francisco http://www.artprimosf.com International / Online: Modulor Berlin - Large Online Model Supply Shop worldwide deliveries: https://www.modulor.de/en/  Shapeways - Online 3D printing store worldwide deliveries: https://www.shapeways.com Ponoko - Online Laser Cutting Service: https://www.ponoko.com  Please…

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Peer Mentorship Program

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Flash (1 week) Competition: Propaganda

Flash (1 week) Competition: Propaganda   http://www.archoutloud.com/propaganda-intro.html A ONE-WEEK EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE'S ROLE IN PROPAGANDA OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE “All art is propaganda. It is universally and inescapably propaganda; sometimes unconsciously, but often deliberately, propaganda.” ​​-Upton Sinclair

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Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition   http://www.archoutloud.com/trafficking.html Invisible and incomprehensible to most, the issues of modern day slavery are real and widespread. The Polaris Project, a leading organization in the battle against human trafficking, reports nearly 20.9 million victims worldwide fueling an obscene, yet lucrative, multi-billion dollar industry. ​Encompassing both labor and sex, human trafficking denies…

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ADSPR #wewontbuildyourwall Competition

ADSPR #wewontbuildyourwall Competition   ADPSR (Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility)  has put out a call to submit alternative proposals to the federal government's solicitation for "more comprehensive long-term strategies related to the border wall". Submissions are due March 31, 2017. This is an opportunity to provide ideas supporting human rights, and to reinforce…

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Students at Schoool of Architecture Winners at 280 Freeway Competition

The Winning Project ARC DE DEFE[E]T   ARC DE DEFE[E]T, by Academy of Art University graduate students Jonathan Bradley and Ye Bao, creates demand for bikes by giving them away to the people that choose to park their automobiles at one of the existing parking structures of Mission Bay. With the growing demand for a…