Archinect - News 2014-04-18T22:24:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96407905/pharrell-williams-will-give-the-aia-2014-national-convention-keynote-address Pharrell Williams Will Give the AIA 2014 National Convention Keynote Address Archinect 2014-03-24T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T18:57:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9a1bed55141ba974b4baf489702f27b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Williams joins artist and urban planner Theaster Gates and MacArthur Genius and architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, as speakers who will deliver keynote addresses. ARCHITECT Live host Stephen Chung, AIA, and 2014 AIA President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, will also give talks. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may put in an appearance as well, but who ever knows with that guy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62729343/colin-l-powell-blake-mycoskie-and-cameron-sinclair-to-speak-at-2013-aia-national-convention Colin L. Powell, Blake Mycoskie, and Cameron Sinclair to speak at 2013 AIA National Convention Archinect 2012-12-04T12:41:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:52:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3e2kj76xj0614ew.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former Secretary of State (2001 &ndash; 2005), joins Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and chief eternal optimist of Architects For Humanity, and Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, as keynote speakers for the 2013 AIA National Convention. The nation&rsquo;s architects and design industry meet June 20-22, 2013 in Denver.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The AIA Convention is architecture&rsquo;s largest annual gathering to keep current with innovative design solutions and the latest products and services that architects specify for the clients and communities they serve. The 2013 &ldquo;Building Leaders&rdquo; theme will give architects and design professionals opportunities to learn, share, and demonstrate the essential qualities that define leadership today.&nbsp; Learn more at the AIA Convention site.</p> <p> &ldquo;Architects are more likely leading teams of talented professionals than working in the isolated, stereotypical way we see them in popular culture,&rdquo; said AIA President-elect, Mickey Jacob, FAIA. &ldquo;The &lsquo;Building Leaders&rsquo; convention theme is focused on better preparing architects to contribute creative solutions with lasting positive impact on the health and well being of society.&nbsp; General Powell, Blake Mycoskie, and Cameron Sinclair will inspire us through their insights and experiences to bring more to our roles in business, architecture, and civic li...</p>