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AIAWS | November Section Lunch

Join us to hear Lauren review how the students used the design process to engage with local organizations in proposing solutions to systemic challenges facing our world, while making a positive impact on Winston-Salem’s community. 

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AIAWS | October Section Lunch: Help Our People Eat (H.O.P.E.)

Scott Best, MBA is the Executive Director at H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem a non-profit organization with the mission to use community-wide volunteer support to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to thousands of children in Forsyth County who are at risk for hunger via a food truck. Winston-Salem is one of the top cities in the entire United States for hunger in families with children. North Carolina and Louisiana are now the top states for hunger in children ages 0-4. One of every four children in North Carolina has insufficient food to meet nutritional needs! Come learn how H.O.P.E. is using their food truck to address this social is

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Learn about the latest trend in interior design: Biophilic Design, which is the incorporation of natural elements using design techniques to improve the environment, employee well-being and productivity. This presentation is more than just theory, it offers case studies and data that back up this type of design and shows how retail, commercial, school, health and hospital buildings and employees can benefit substantially by incorporating the principles of biophilic design. From water features, daylighting, acoustic treatments, sounds and natural imagery to analogs of nature and elevated visual planes, the techniques and materials to invoke them are available for the next generation of design.

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The Skill You Need: Career Resilience

COVID-19 has spurred one of the most intense economic downturns of our time. The pandemic has shifted the profession to a virtual workforce overnight and 2020 graduates are entering the profession with a lot of unknowns. Starting your career in the midst of a recession can be intimidating, but architects learned a few lessons in 2009. Join architects who entered the workforce during the Great Recession of 2008 as they speak to their own experiences, share some practical steps to move towards economic stability, and offer guidance on how to maintain mental well-being and build a resilient career.

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Acoustics, Technology, and Lighting – The Impact of COVID-19

This session will review the impact COVID-19 will have on building design and systems as it relates to acoustics, technology, and lighting design. Acoustically, the workplace will require redesigning. The current high-density hoteling of workers will not be accepted in the future due to social distancing. This will impact office acoustics as well as noise levels within restaurants.

Over the last 3 months, the A/E industry has found that most of us can work from a laptop and if we have a high-speed connection, can work from home. We have been remotely doing that at client meetings and job sites for years. It is the actual production work that is more efficient on larger and multiple monitors that will create the challenge.

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AIA WS | May *VIRTUAL* Section Lunch

During this discussion, we will hear about relevant updates regarding the field of architecture in our state, including  legislative and regulatory updates from David Crawford, as well as potential economic impacts of COVID-19. Catherine will cover updates relevant to licensure and the North Carolina Board of Architecture.

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