Notes From the 2nd Floor

Change: The Positive Truth

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Change: based on circumstances, a word that either terrifies or excites. Usually however, it happens with little rippling effect. Like moss on a rock, not noticed yesterday, but today, there it is. For most, change is welcome if we find …

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Attitudes, Opinion, Perceptions

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Paul W. Welch, Jr., Hon. AIA

Throughout my career with the AIACC, I have been continually prompted by the need to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of architects and architecture. During many of my outreach efforts with state and …

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AIA Attitude: Keep it Positive

notes600This week, volunteer leaders from AIA chapters across the America and internationally convene in Washington DC for AIA’s Annual Grassroots Conference. For a few days, except for a few interruptions, they are free from chasing projects, navigating the challenges of …

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Chapters: Possibilities at Risk

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The previous issue of Notes from the Second Floor began the conversation of “One AIA.” This issue continues the discussion and focuses on the AIA chapters, and the challenges facing chapter executive directors. If working better together is an expected …

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