National Architecture Week (NAW) is a public awareness campaign from the AIA dedicated to increasing attention to the role architects play as a force for positive change in our communities and to elevate the public’s appreciation of design. NAW is annually held during the birthday week of our nation’s first president/architect, Thomas Jefferson (April 12).
Similar to previous years’ observances, National Architecture Week will be virtual and will include several events taking place on social media platforms. AIA National will post links to videos on Twitter and Facebook from several award-winning architects sharing what inspires them about architecture.
You can follow on social media by using the hashtag #archweek14.
On Sunday, April 6, the NAW homepage will go live: http://www.aia.org/archweek
The Architecture Is Awesome contest on Instagram will use the social networking platform to showcase architects’ good designs and encourage architecture fans to share their thoughts and engage with like-minded professionals during the week. Instagram users will also have an opportunity to win prize gift cards in the Architecture Is Awesome sweepstakes by uploading tagged images of their favorite local architectural sites. Five lucky winners will be selected based on what is considered to be the best images of architecture. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 16, on Twitter. Click here to learn more.
The recipients of the 2014 AIA Housing Awards will be announced on Monday, April 7. Each day AIA National will shine the spotlight on individual award recipients on the NAW homepage.
Occurring simultaneously in several markets will be the premier of the PBS series,
Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture. The program will showcase some of the 21st century’s most provocative and innovative public space architecture in North America. Each hour-long episode is organized around a central building typology theme – such as Performance Spaces or Art Spaces – and profiles three buildings. Learn more about this program and when it will be airing in your market here.
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