Welcome to the Palm Beach Chapter of
the American Institute of Architects

As the local extension of the national American Institute of Architects professional member association (www.aia.org), AIA Palm Beach's mission is to unite, educate and position AIA Palm Beach architects and allied stakeholders and to be an indispensable advocate for the value of architects and their professional interests for the shaping of Palm Beach communities.

 September Three-Hour Continuing Education Seminar

Tuesday, September 6
Embassy Suites West Palm Beach
1601 Belvedere Rd,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Register HERE for West Palm Beach

Wednesday, September 7
Embassy Suites Boca Raton
661 NW 53rd St,
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Register HERE for Boca Raton

Complimentary for members/$20 for non-members
12:00 pm - Lunch Served
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Session 1
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Session 2
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Session 3


Session 1 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Premier Stoneworks
A Comprehensive Design and Methods Review for Architectural Stone Masonry Products


Session 2 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Selecting Energy Efficient Impact Resistant Windows and Doors


Session 3: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
The Challenges of Installing Large-Format Porcelain Tiles
Mapei Corporation




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Presented by: Alex Sherr Hartley, President & Executive Coach at Premier Leadership Coaching, Adjunct Professor, Attorney, Author, Mother, Wife, Marathoner
What: As working women, we constantly hear the call to "have it all," but is that even possible when reaching for the Holy Grail of work/life balance leaves us feeling too overwhelmed to savor either part of life:

Where: Leo A Daly - 1400 Centrepark Blvd, Ste 500, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 12:00 pm

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Thank you to our sponsor!


2016 Design and Honor Awards Call for Entries Now Open

Call for Entries: Click HERE to register online or HERE to download the PDF form to register your project today. Projects must be registered by September 1 to not incur a late fee. No registrations will be accepted after 11:59 pm on September 14. Entry packages submitted by September 15. Once registered, you will receive the submittal package template separately to be completed and submitted by September 15.

Click HEREto submit an Honor Award nomination by September 15.  All Awards will be presented on November 17 at Waterstone Resort & Marina. 

Click HERE to purchase banquet tickets. Click HERE for banquet sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our sponsors!








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Approved for 1 AIA LU


David Thaddeus Structures Seminar
September 23-25, 2016
AIA Palm Beach is pleased to present ARE Learning Seminars: ARE Structures Seminar presented by David Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB.
The ARE Structures Seminar will take place September 23-25, 2016. The Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including General Structures, Lateral Forces and the Structural Framing Vignette.
While teaching at the University of Houston, David Thaddeus developed a review course for the General Structures and Lateral Forces Divisions of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) and first offered the course to interns in 1989. Since then, his course has evolved into an intense three-day workshop. Professor Thaddeus, otherwise known as “the structures guru”, presents a thorough, clear, easy to understand review of what you need to know to pass the structures divisions of the ARE. His seminar is highly regarded for having helped thousands take the exam with confidence and PASS. He has lectured for AIA chapters throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Canada, and presents an abbreviated version of his seminar annually at the AIA National Convention.
September 23 - 25, 2016
7:30 am - 8:00 am, Check-in (Friday - Sunday)
8:00 am - 7:00 pm*, (Friday - Sunday)
*There is a one-hour lunch break from 1:30-2:30 daily. Lunch will be provided by AIA Palm Beach.
The ARE Structures Seminar presented by David Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB, is open to everyone. Registration is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Click HERE to reserve your seat today!
Soprema Headquarters
2900 Center Port Circle
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Registration Fees
Through August 23: $360
Late Registrations Fees - After August 23: $395
Registration Fee includes coffee, light breakfast, lunch and printed materials.
Click HERE to register


2016 Annual Meeting and Elections
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hilton West Palm Beach
600 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Reception
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Annual Meeting and Elections
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Presentation by Guy Peterson, FAIA, 2016 AIA Florida Gold Medal Recipient
Register HERE
Complimentary for Members. $15 for non-members
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2015 Gold Medal Winner

William Manly King, AIA

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