To AIA Miami Members and Friends:
This week’s Resource Newsletter deals with Volunteering during a time of disaster, and how to protect yourself and your firm when you do.
RESOURCES FOR HELPING OTHERS WHILE PROTECTING YOURSELVES: Did you know AIA’s Code of Ethics* asks for all architects to provide support to their communities during times of emergency? AIA’s Disaster Assistance program and COVID Task Force #2 have compiled and created resources to enable AIA components to more effectively and swiftly engage with their communities during this unprecedented disaster.
*E.S. 2.2 Public Interest Services:
Members should render public interest professional services,
including pro bono services, and encourage their employees to
render such services. Pro bono services are those rendered
without expecting compensation, including those rendered for
indigent Persons, after disasters, or in other emergencies
COVID STATE DISASTER ADVISORY: Considerations when offering disaster assistance: a special COVID-19 advisory
What does a disaster assistance volunteer – or AIA State Disaster Assistance Program – do during a pandemic? What is the role of the architecture profession? Here are some suggestions. CLICK HERE FOR THE ADVISORY AND LINKS
Citizen Architects advise local, state, and federal authorities on COVID-19: Citizen Architects began engaging with local, state, and federal authorities and the medical community before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic—and even before it hit the United States. Click here for the AIA article.
VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Offering a variety of volunteer opportunities is one way to ensure that employees or community members find at least one thing in which they’d feel comfortable participating. Has your organization thought about incorporating virtual activities for your remote staff or supporters? Click here for an aggregation of Virtual Volunteer opportunities.
FREE AIAU COURSES FOR AIA MEMBERS:
To help navigate these uncertain times, some of AIAU’s best business and tech courses are available to AIA members for free. Learn about virtual practice, successful business strategies, risk management, and more from some of the most innovative architects, firms, and design professionals. CLICK HERE FOR THE AIAU COURSE PAGE.
20 MOST ANTICIPATED BUILDINGS OF 2020
“Architecture is nothing if not a forward-thinking enterprise. A century ago, this meant building shockingly tall skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building. Today, while we are still searching for the sky’s upper limits with our buildings, new focus has narrowed on designing eco-friendly structures, and more affordable housing in major urban enclaves. Echoing Winston Churchill’s philosophy when he stated, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us,” these are the trends that will carry us through the 21st century, leading our society into a more just future.” Nick Mafi, Architectural Digest
HEALTH & SANITY
MISSING YOUR WORKOUT? Try this: AIA Miami Board
Member, Karla Valdivia, AIA is providing free virtual workouts
Stay safe and let us know what AIA Miami can do to help.