Allied Member Showcase

AIA Hilton Head Island is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Allied Member Showcase! Taking place on the first monthly luncheon of each year, the new Allied Member Showcase will feature an exhibition-style meet-and-greet with all of AIA Hilton Head Island’s 2019 Allied Members. Be sure to bring a notepad and plenty of business cards!

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Where: The Golf Club at Indigo Run

Family Sandcastle Contest

Family Sandcastle Contest

Join your local architects and building professionals for a Saturday of FUN and SANDCASTLES at Coligny Beach Park.  The contest begins at noon with judging at 4:00 pm and winners announced at 4:30 pm.  Pre-registration is not necessary, just bring your family, friends, buckets and shovels!

For more information see our event page to download the contest information and send us your questions.  See you there!

2018 Design Awards

2018 Design Awards

AIA Hilton Head Island is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 Design Awards.  This bi-annual competition seeks to recognize local Architects and their works that exemplify architectural excellence throughout the Low Country and abroad.  Click here to visit the event page for more information, to download registration forms and submission materials, or to browse our 2016 entries.

Residential Architect announces 2016 Design Awards Call for Entries

AIA's Residential Architect magazine announces a Call for Entries into it's 2016 Design Awards.

Regular Entry Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016

Late Entry Deadline: Wednesday,  September 14, 2016

For more information, CLICK HERE

July Update to State Economic Profiles

Need resources to make better business decisions on state and local policies?  The newly updated State Economic Profiles contain economic indicators at the national, regional, and state level (e.g., employment, construction starts) to demonstrate the importance of architects and the industry to society.  

Keynotes announced for SAR Conference in Savannah

September 29 - October 1, 2016  

Savannah, GA | 

3 Incredible Keynotes:

Peter Cavaluzzi, FAIA

Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Insights on Increasing Density of the Urban Fabric
As a design principal of Perkins Eastman (formerly EE&K), Peter's work has focused on projects that increase the scale and density of existing urban fabric. By introducing projects with design excellence,  Peter will explain how existing communities can embrace them as improving to their quality of life as compared to resisting these changes. Projects that focus on the public realm, improving the pedestrian experience, can add to the urban vibrancy of existing communities. With design solutions that embrace the existing historic and urban fabric, new projects can fit in rather than be seen as altering existing neighborhoods in negative ways.


Paul Morris, FASLA

 Friday, September 30, 2016 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM  

Atlanta Beltline: Present & Future

As one of the largest urban infill projects in the nation, the Atlanta Beltway provides a unique case study that addresses the topic of this conference, how to grow in large, urban areas. Discover how an underutilized railroad corridor which surrounds Atlanta is being converted to Transit-Oriented Development which will provide new multi-modal transit connectivity and provide development opportunities for significant mixed-use increased density. The introduction of a network of public parks, with significant public art, created vibrant people spaces for, not only the new residents and users of the mixed-use infill, but from the surrounding existing neighborhoods.

Steve Dumez, FAIA

Saturday, October 01, 2016 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Building Community: The works of Steve Dumez, FAIA
Join Steve Dumez, FAIA, and Jury Chair for the AIA SAR Design Awards as he discusses his most recent works from his firm, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is widely recognized for award-winning, innovative architecture and planning projects, grounded by a strong understanding of context and culture, which resonate far beyond the Southeast region. Housed in an open studio offering expansive views of the Mississippi River and the historic Vieux Carré, this New Orleans-based multi-disciplinary practice is comprised of 50 professionals who offer clients a deep commitment to every project they touch.

The South Atlantic Region is Coming to Savannah

The AIA South Atlantic Region has moved its conference to Savannah.  The Conference, which will be held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center September 29th - October 1st, will host AIA components from South Carolina, North Carolina, & Georgia.  You can find more information on the events and schedule by visiting the convention website.

The convention will focus on growable communities:

"With the Southeast region facing the highest growth rates in the country, the design and construction industry is confronted with an emerging issue: how to answer our need for increased development without diminishing our quality of life."

Join us on the historic Savannah as we explore these issues and position the design community to lead our region in responding to the growth and density challenge. Along with education opportunities, this conference provides an opportunity to network with the region's top designers and decisions makers in the design industry.

Design Awards Call for Entry Coming in November

This is an awards year and we want everyone to be prepared in November for the Call for Submissions. We will follow up in September/Oct with details for entry requirements and award categories, but wanted to get everyone thinking about potential projects that you want to submit and make sure that you have plenty of time to have them photographed. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months

Seeking Board Member Nominations for 2017

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member for 2017 please contact the AIA Hilton Head board. Our membership will be voting on the board seats in November and we want to give everyone plenty of time to consider a position you may be interested in. We are in need of a licensed architect for the Vice President position and the Secretary position will also be available.

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