What to Expect at the AIA 2013 National Convention

Every discipline and study, typically, has a board of highly-trained professionals and members of academia that set base standards for the practice; Architecture is one of them. The upcoming AIA National Convention will be offering an array of informative keynote speakers, tours, and educational seminars.

Colin Powell will round out AIA 2013 with a speech on leadership.
Colin Powell will round out AIA 2013 with a speech on leadership and facing challenges.

If you’ve been wondering who will be gracing the stage at this year’s AIA National Convention, here is a brief preview of a few of the speakers and seminars to expect.

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, is the opening keynote speaker who will address entrepreneurial leadership focusing on humanitarianism. His concept of giving a pair of shoes to in-need children for every pair of his brand sold turned from a singular concept to a global movement.

Cameron Sinclair will speak about the architectural profession, as a whole, and how those in the profession can make a difference by taking on global projects and ensuring the results have a long-lasting and positive effect on the future.

Leadership will be the focus of General Colin Powell in the closing keynote speech. General Powell will reflect on the challenges and benefits of being a leader.

Guests will have access to approximately 160 seminars to choose from as well as preconvention workshops and self-guided educational tours.

Staying current with trending styles in modern architecture is an on-going responsibility of architects. Such is the case with the team at TAB Associates, Inc. whose goal is to always be in the forefront with the latest information available regarding trends in Colorado architecture as well as providing up-to-date options for planning and interior designs.

Major Architectural Trends for 2013

Architectural trends are a helpful tool for getting the lay of the land in your industry. Because, what could be as helpful as the creative point of view of others who share your passion? And in 2013, there are many architectural trends that will be prominent in this new year.

Major Architectural Trends for 2013
2013 is a new year for innovative architectural designs.

One area busy homeowners and business owners share is the need for quality construction with low maintenance materials. Durability in the materials used is a vital element in low maintenance architecture as it decreases the frequency of replacing, repairing, and upgrading the structure.

With the housing market the way it is, not many people are looking to sell their homes and buy new ones in 2013. This is where home extensions come into play. Extensions and conversions can not only add versatility to homes and accommodate growing families, but they also increase the home’s value.

Vintage architecture has its place in the modern world. It is a link to the past, a part of history, and adds an element of continuity to a neighborhood.  Preserving these structures will be a positive issue going forward in 2013.

In Colorado, TAB Associates, Inc. stays current on what’s new in styles, design,  and durable materials to provide a plan of action that reflects a client’s individual vision.