AIA North Carolina Eastern Section

AIA North Carolina Roadshow & Advocacy Workshop

CRAVE Restaurant | 409 South Evans St., Greenville, NC

Noon to 4pm

AIA North Carolina Road Show

Come join Erin and David for free food, drink, fellowship, news from the chapter and legislative efforts.

Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA North Carolina, President
David Crawford, AIA North Carolina, Executive Vice President

Learning Objectives:

  • Legislative and regulatory update from 2016
  • 2017 AIANC Legislative Agenda
  • Overall state issues we can expect to see in 2017
  • 2017 Economic outlook

CE Credit: 1.5 LU

AIA North Carolina Advocacy Workshop 2017

Speaker: Rickhard Alsop, AIA

Richard Alsop, AIA has been engaged in private practice for over 30 years, including service as president of an architectural and engineering firm for 15 years and presently as a consultant to Architectural Review Boards in over 25 private planned communities. As a complement to his professional work, Richard has been an advocate for reform of our regulatory process and in assisting architects to become more influential participants in government affairs. Richard currently serves as Advocacy Director for AIA North Carolina.

Course Desicription:
The work of architects touches lives of almost everyone every day. However, professional architects are rarely at the forefront of the broad overarching decisions being made by our elected officials that affect all of us on a societal scale such as transportation, infrastructure, building codes, utilization of resources and the health of the environment. As "Connective Thinkers" trained in holistic thinking, architects are arguably the best skilled body of persons with the capability to define comprehensive pathways which address our most pressing needs while avoiding divisive rhetoric. The AIANC Advocacy workshop focuses on the means to give Architects an influential role in government.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how engaging in the process of Building Agreements can ensure that our most valued principles become our laws.
  • Understand how to ensure we are maintaining a holistic perspective when resolving conflicts that naturally arise when opposing points of view collide.
  • Understand the functional value of “Connective Thinking” and how to apply this skill, which architects gain as part of their educational process, in order to make comprehensive laws andregulations.
  • Be able to apply the learning from this workshop so that as a collective professional body, architects can influence the process of making laws and regulations which ensure an equitableand sustainable future.

CE Credit: 1.5 LU