Community Resources AIA ATL
Here is a list of opportunities for architectural professionals of events that occur regularly for connection to enhanced information flows through multiple disciplinary paths. As well as advanced knowledge sharing these events are also eligible for LU’s although some will be self-reported.

Building Enclosure Council (BEC)

AIA | ATL and the building enclosure council

BEC-Atlanta cooperates with the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC). It was formed to encourage and promote discussion, training, education, technology transfer, information about local issues and cases, relevant weather conditions, and various matters concerning building enclosures and the related science.


DAY 2nd Wednesday
TIME 4:00-5:30pm
LOCATION ASHRAE Headquarters, 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
CONTACT David Peter, Chairperson BEC Atlanta


Visit for further information and to get on the BEC mailing list.

Real Estate Development Interest Group (REDIG)

An interest group whose mission is to encourage a timely and on-going understanding of the local real estate development community by local architects, REDIG programs provide insight into the needs of the industry as it evolves within the current business climate. A valuable resource from which architects can draw and develop better “needs-based” services for clients, REDIG means business and is good for business.

Urban Land Institute Atlanta

As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a nonprofit education and research group supported by its diverse, expert membership base. Our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.


GA Tech BIM Breakfast

Presentations of both cutting edge creative technology from GA Tech PhD students and high tech BIM practices from construction professionals. To get on the list-serve for the scheduled meetings email coordinator John Riker Haymaker

LU self-report

DAY 1st Wednesday of the month

TIME 7:30 -9:30am

LOCATION list-serve gives this inf monthly


Georgia Tech College of Architecture

A fine array of lectures featuring design professionals with refreshing ideas about culture, form and function.

LU mostly self-report

DAY | TIME | LOCATION lectures and events here: There is a place at the top of this page to sign up for the newsletter which is sent regularly.


Georgia Tech Southeast Clean Energy Center Lectures

At a time when energy related issues are so significant—national security, economic development and Green House Gas management—the university can serve as a neutral open forum for their discussion. The goal of the Series is to provide an objective, factual and comprehensive analysis of the Southeast’s energy and power requirements to 2030 and to examine the extent to which clean energy technologies can meet these demands.

LU self-report

DAY | TIME | LOCATION Get on their lecture announcement feed at the right hand bottom of this page.


Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable seeks to engage metro Atlanta professionals, policy makers, and concerned citizens in an ongoing dialogue regarding sustainable development issues.

LU AIA LU is reported by Southface Institute

DAY 1st Friday morning of the month

TIME 7:30 AM-9 AM

LOCATION All Saints Episcopal Church at the corner of West Peachtree and North Avenue (634 West Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30308)

MORE INF To pre-register and more information:


USGBC Georgia

This Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design affiliated organization has regularly scheduled workshops and lunch & learns in Atlanta.

LU AIA LU is reported/LEED credit is self-reported.

DAY | TIME | LOCATION The calendar of events is here:


Public Interest Design Institute® | Social Economic Environmental Design®

Provides training to architecture and other design professionals in public interest design with in-depth 2 day studies on methods of how design can address the critical issues faced by communities. Training in public interest design is a way of enhancing an existing design practice and learning skills to become pro-actively engaged in community-based design.The Harvard Case Method will be used to learn from examples. These case studies and best practices will be presented and discussed by leaders in the field. The curriculum will be formed around the Social Economic Environmental Design® (SEED) metric, a set of standards that outlines the process and principles of this growing approach to design. SEED goes beyond green design with a “triple bottom line” approach that includes the social and economic as well as the environmental. The SEED process takes a holistic, creative approach to design driven by community needs. This process provides a step-by-step aid for those who want to undertake public interest design.Continuing education credits will be given as required of professionals by the American Institute of Architects as well as a certification in the SEED process.

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