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.
Many architectural firms are tempted into believing they’re safe from cyber-attacks because they don’t consider their data to be “sensitive” enough to attract criminals. A new article published by the AIA Trust is filled with real case studies and highlights how very attractive architectural firms are to cyber criminals, the most successful attack vectors currently in use, and the potential regulatory and reputational impact in the event of a data privacy violation. Read the article here
ARCHITECTURE AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS: Smart lifts, lonely workers, no towers or tourists? An article in the UK’s Guardian Newspaper discusses these questions: Is the open-plan office dead? Can skyscrapers survive? Will our phones control everything from the lights to ordering coffee? The writer meets the architects already shaping the post-Covid-19 world.With each of us now living in socially distanced self-isolation, with shops shuttered, offices abandoned and urban centers reduced to ghost towns, it’s hard not to wonder what kind of lasting impact Covid-19 will have on our cities. CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE
COVID 19 AND THE FUTURE OF CITIES: Stephen Engblom is head of Global Cities at AECOM talks to NLA’s Peter Murray via the internet from his house in San Francisco. They discuss how cities are responding to COVID-19 and the impact the virus will have on our attitude to urban living. CLICK HERE FOR THE YOUTUBE LINK
AIA NATIONAL COVID-19 ARCHMAP TOOL
AIA has created a new COVID-19 project database to increase information sharing and to support the development of best practices for responding to the pandemic. Architects, designers, engineers and facility owners are asked to contribute COVID-19 project information to the survey below to increase information sharing and to support the development of best practices for responding to pandemics.
REVISITING FILMS THAT SHOWCASE MIAMI ARCHITECTURE:
TRUE LIES 1994 – Directed by James Cameron- Abducted by bad guys to the Florida Keys, Harry (Arnold Schwartzenegger) and Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) escape, with a marathon helicopter/limo chase across the Old Seven Mile Bridge. The film concludes with scenes in Downtown Miami and on Brickell Avenue.CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE FILM.
HEALTH & SANITY
DAILY CALM: 10 MINUTE MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Tamara Levitt guides this 10 minute Daily Calm mindfulness meditation to powerfully restore and re-connect with the present. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO.
Stay safe and let us know what AIA Miami can do to help.