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RWU AIAS Chapter featured at AIAS Grassroots National Conference

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

RWU’s American Institute of Architecture Students chapter (RWU AIAS) Freedom by Design Project “Garden of Hope” was featured in a short documentary film at the annual Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  The film was produced to inaugurate the partnership between AIAS National and the National Council of Architectural Accrediting Boards (NCARB) to support the Freedom by Design service component of the AIAS. 

The project had previously been recognized with an award for best project in the country (over $10,000), and was designed and constructed by RWU architecture students at the Bristol Community Center.  The garden was supported by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and built in memory of Laurie Cordero, who conceived the garden as a place of reflection and meditation for those affected with breast cancer. The garden was dedicated on what would have been Ms. Cordeiro’s 53rd birthday.

Daher elected AIAS Northeast Quad Director

January 12th, 2016 by glaramie

Clayton Daher, 4th year architecture student and President of AIAS/RWU chapter, was elected 2016-17 Northeast Quad Director at the 2015 Forum conference in San Francisco.  This position places Daher on the National Board of Directors for American Institute of Architecture Students organization.  Daher has previously held national position as chair of the Freedom by Design committee, and is currently serving his second year as President at the Roger Williams chapter.

AIAS Creates Park(ing) Day Space in Providence

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event for artists, designers, and citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This year in Providence on September 19, 2014, 32 “parklets” were created across the city supported by the City of Providence and other sponsors, including a parklet by RWU’s American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter. Other participants included URI’s Lanscape Architecture students, Providence’s Office of Sustainability & Healthy Communities, Veri/Waterman Associates & Northeast Collaborative Architects, City of Providence Planning Department, AIA RI Emerging Professionals, Groden Center Greenhouse, DASH Bicycle, Peace Flag Project, Bananas,  Climate Anxiety Counseling, New Urban Arts, Elorza for Mayor, Fertile Underground, Classic Café, Union Studio Architecture and Community Design, Partnership for Providence Parks @ City Hall, Blick Art, NAIL, and Zipcar.