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2014 Fall Convention

2014 AIA Iowa Convention

AIA Iowa's Annual Convention offers design and allied professionals an opportunity to explore emerging design, practice, technology and environmental issues, as well as to investigate innovative products and services available to the design and construction industry. Join us in 2014 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center on September 25 & 26.


Thank you to everyone who attended this year's AIA Iowa 2014 Annual Convention. With over 700 AIA Iowa Members, Students, Faculty, and Speakers in attendance and over 370 exhibitors we had another successful Convention. Thank you for participating this year. Save the Date for next year's AIA Iowa Regional Convention which will take place in Des Moines October 15-16, 2015 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Stay tuned, details will be released shortly. 

Browse a recap of the convention photos on the AIA Iowa Facebook Page

Presentations for Download

 We are gathering all the workshop presentations to share with you for reference! Please use the links below to download the convention presentations. We will update as they come in! 
*All materials are property of the presenter, please only use for reference* 


1. Communicating: Clearing the Path for EPs

2. Pictures, They Win Business 
3. LEDS and the Three Cs

4. Design Towards a Net Zero Building 
5. Evidence Based Design in the Real World

6. An Architect's Guide to Historic Preservation

7. Making Cents for Young Professionals 
8. Demystifying AIA Fellowship

9. Pushing the Building Envelope 

10. Cedar Rapids Main Library 

11. Preparing for the Age-Wave 

12. Bringing Clarity to Door Hardware Specs 

13. The Evolution of the ARE 

14. Best Practices and Flexible Work Environments 

15. Complying with FGI Acoustical Guidelines 

16. Architecture 2030

17. Merging Design with IT 

18. Architecture as Creative Economy 

19. Destination: Architect 

20. Workshop was cancelled 

21. IECC: What an Architect Needs to Know 

22. Wind and Solar Energy 

23. Workshop was cancelled 

24. ENERGCOM: Ensuring Compliance 


 This year AIA Iowa was fortunate enough to honor many individuals and firms through individual awards and through Design and Sustainability Excellence Awards. The complete presentation from the celebration is below: 


AIA Iowa 2014 Awards Celebration Presentation 



Thank you to this year's sponsors! 

Architectural Arts LLC
Brad VanWeelden Co.
Commercial New Construction
Henry Company
Herman Miller Inc.
Iowa State University College of Design
JE Dunn Construction
Mansonry Institute of Iowa
McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge
Principal Financial Group
Raker Rhodes Engineering, LLC
Rapids Reproductions
The Weidt Group


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