Member of the Month // Ryu Kondrup // "I'm a second year student interested in architectural history and the role of new technology in contemporary design and construction. AIAS has allowed me the opportunity to build bonds with passionate and motivated people through firm tours, professional development events, and design-build projects like the SoA pavilion for this year's Spring Carnival. "
Alumni Spotlight / Emily Rice / B.Arch 2007 / Currently employment: Exhibition Designer at Carnegie Museum of Art since 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA / Professional focus: "My current professional focus is design and construction of spaces for exhibiting and interpreting art. The museum is complex, with many types of gallery spaces, curatorial focuses, collection strengths, and audiences. I work to define the gallery experience with the exhibition’s team and then realize that vision through the design process. I work closely with tradespeople, fabricators, consultants, graphic designers and art preparators to implement these plans." / " AIAS offered new and different perspectives on the field of architecture. Most importantly to me, my experience with AIAS specifically helped me discover my love of volunteer work -- independent exhibition coordination, board service at Assemble, community-based design projects, etc. These experiences have been as important to me as my professional work."
This national AIAS committee is responsible for developing programming for Advocacy Month, exploring the transparency of architectural education, and discussing issues of equity, diversity, and resiliency in design as they relate to architectural education.
This conference and honor showcased the top 60 AIAS members and provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with Walt Disney Imagineers on May 19-21, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.