Monthly Archives: December 2010

Draft of LEED 2012 Available for Comment

The USGBC recently released the first draft of LEED 2012. Green building professionals have until December 31, 2010 to let their voicec be heard.  According to the USGBC, a second public comment period is expected to be opened from July through August, 2011.The LEED 2012 rating system is targeted for release on November 7, 2012.

By the way, under consideration in the first draft of “LEED 2012”, is consideration to change from requiring one LEED AP for credit IDc2.  Being considered is a requirement that a LEED AP with a relevant specialty (such as LEED AP BD+C, or LEED AP Homes) must be on the team. In addition, two other team members must also be LEED APs (any specialty), or LEED Green Associates (LEED GA).  In our view, LEED regulatory complications have already gone quite far enough  – and many in the public and private sectors are noticing.
For the draft, see:

CALL FOR PAPERS Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy2011 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 21-25, 2011

Art, Craft, Modernism, and Frank Lloyd Wright on the East Coast
Frank Lloyd Wright’s work is sometimes viewed in stalwart opposition to that of his EastCoast contemporaries, who are cast variously as conservatives resisting modernity or asEurophiles dazzled by the latest fashions crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Philadelphia, withits rich history in progressive American architecture and design, provides a splendidvantage point for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy to reconsider that viewat its 2011 annual meeting.
The Conservancy invites proposals for papers responding to the theme, “Art, Craft,Modernism, and Frank Lloyd Wright on the East Coast.” Wright’s own life and practicehave complex ties to the East Coast beginning with his childhood years in Pawtucket,Rhode Island, and Weymouth, Massachusetts, and including his association with Ladies’Home Journal, published in Philadelphia, his activities as a collector and dealer inJapanese prints, and numerous architectural projects and commissions betweenWashington, D.C., and Boston over the course of his career. In addition to topics focusedon Wright, we welcome proposals offering parallels and counterpoints to his work. ThePhiladelphia area, for instance, offers a long tradition of design innovation from the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts Movement to the mid-century Studio Furniture Movement,associated with Wharton Esherick and George Nakashima, and of progressive architects,including Antonin Raymond and Louis Kahn, that invite comparison to Wright’saspirations.
Proposals should be in the form of an abstract (one-page, single-spaced, with the author’sname at the top) that concisely describe the theme and development of a fifteen-minutepresentation. It must be accompanied by a one-page biography or curriculum vitae andcontact information, including full name, affiliation, mailing address, email address,telephone and fax numbers. Please specify audiovisual needs.
Proposals must be received by Friday, February 18Notification will be sent out by Friday, March 25
Please direct questions and proposals (email submissions are welcome) to:
Professor Richard ClearySchool of ArchitectureUniversity of Texas at Austin1 University Station B7500Austin, TX 78712-0222
Email: [email protected]: (512) 471-6165Fax: (512) 471-0716

Members Check Your Continuing Education Transcripts

As many of you are aware, AIA has made changes to the system that tracks members continuing education credits.
All AIA members should log on to and check their Continuing Education transcript.  We have found some members are experiencing lost credits during the transition, and the sooner you and AIA is aware, the better.
Please log onto
Click on Education and Sign In to check your transcript, then follow the instructions.
If you have any questions or discover a discrepancy please contact AIA national directly:     [email protected]
Please copy your email to AIA New Jersey, we will follow-up on your behalf to ensure all items get resolved, please copy:     [email protected]