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Get to Know Your Architect: Matthijs Melchiors AIA, NCARB

This is the latest installment of the ongoing series “Get to Know Your Architect”, a series of posts designed to highlight the talent and diversity of AIAFW’s members and their work. This time we would like to introduce everyone to Matthijs Melchiors  AIA, NCARB Final Layout - MM Address: 600 E. Rosedale St. Suite 105, Fort Worth, TX 76104 Tel: 817.653.3007 E-mail: matthijs@melarch.com Houzz: MEL/ARCH architectural studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melarchstudio/ Instagram: @melarchstudio...

Get To Know Get to Know your Architect: Mark LeMay

This is the latest installment of the ongoing series “Get to Know Your Architect”, a series of posts designed to highlight the talent and diversity of AIAFW’s members and their work. This time we would like to introduce everyone to Mark LeMay, AIA LEED AP. Final Layout - ML JQ Engineering, LLP 1301 West 7th Street, Suite 141 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817.505.4304   Website: www.jqeng.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/536819 Facebook: www.facebook.com/weareJQ Twitter: www.twitter.com/we_are_JQ Instagram: www.instagram.com/we_are_JQ  ...

Get To Know Your Architect: Brandon Allen, AIA

This is the latest installment of the ongoing series “Get to Know Your Architect”, a series of posts designed to highlight the talent and diversity of AIAFW’s members and their work. This time we would like to introduce everyone to Brandon Allen, AIA.   final-layout-ba ALLEN ARCHITECTURE 1227 W. MAGNOLIA AVE. SUITE 202 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76104 817.253.2046 Web: www.allenarc.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/allenarchitecture...

Get to Know Your Architect: Gregory S. Ibañez, FAIA

final-layout-gi AIA Fort Worth is pleased to announce a new series of social and digital media posts , ‘Get to know your Architect’. This ongoing series is designed to highlight the diversity and talent of its members and their work. Gregory S. Ibañez FAIA Contact Info:
E-Mail: info@ibanezarchitecture.com Facebook: Ibañez Architecture Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibanezarchitect Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibanezarchitect/
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Mixed Results in Design Projects Meeting Carbon Reduction Targets

More buildings are meeting certain goals, but energy intensity reduction results have flat lined

Washington, DC – October 5, 2016 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has produced a report assessing the work of firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment, a voluntary initiative to commit their practice to advancing the AIA’s goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030 that began reporting performance data in 2010.

“We have made some progress in the overall program, with a noteworthy jump in the amount of buildings included in the report,” said Greg Mella, FAIA, Director of Sustainable Design at SmithGroupJJR and co-chair of the AIA 2030 Working Group. “But we are simply not making significant strides in crucial metrics that predict building performance. These findings should serve as a wake-up call to architects that there needs to be greater urgency to drive improved energy efficiency across their project portfolios if we are going to reach our ultimate carbon reduction goals.”

AIAFW 70th Anniversary

chapter presidents(Photo of AIAFW Chapter Presidents, 1994, Hotel Texas  (courtesy of the author)
The Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (now AIA Fort Worth) was founded August 15, 1946; making today the 70th anniversary of the organization. The earliest professional architectural organization in Texas – the Texas State Association of Architects ( TSAA ) was founded in 1886 and the group elected Fort Worth architect J.J. Kane as it’s first president. In 1913 TSAA became the Texas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the larger organization having been established February 23, 1857 in New York City. In 1924 the North Texas Chapter of the national AIA was created along with South and West Texas Chapters. By 1937 a state registration law was passed, a ‘title’ act, which required licensing by registration examination and which created the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.  Two years later, in 1939, the Texas Society of Architects was formed with 47 charter members from around the state. The original Fort Worth Section of the...

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