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Pumpkin Contest Winners

18 Oct

Congratulations to Ryan Nelson of Union Studio Architecture and Community Design who took home the grand prize last night for his “Death-Star” carved pumpkin.


Grand prize winner Ryan Nelson of Union Studio with his “Death-Star” pumpkin.


Douglas Kallfelz of Union Studio and AIAri President accepting his prize from
Vada Seccareccia, President Elect

Second place went to Douglas Kallfelz, AIAri President and Third place was a three-way tie between Christen Robbins of Vision 3 Architects (with two pumpkin designs) and Sara Kudra of Ed Wojcik Architect.


Grand Prize Winner by Ryan Nelson


Second Place winner by Douglas Kallfelz


Third Place Winners: Left: Spooky Scene by Christen Robbins,
Right: Pumpkin Spice M&M by Sara Kudra


Third Place Winners: Mickey Mouse by Christen Robbins

Thanks to Gray Sail, our sponsor for the event, and to all the hard work that went into preparing for and carving those pumpkins. Special thanks to RWU AIAS for bringing a whole load of pumpkins! Can’t wait for the event next year!



Gallery Night Pumpkin Carving Contest

15 Oct

AIAriPumpkinCarvingContestFor full details click on the page above: Pumpkin carving contest 



Competitions: October

8 Oct

Competitions are a great way for the young professional to stretch her design skills when there may not be an opportunity at work to do so. There are always a plethora of competitions on websites like archdaily and …

This month there are two new regional competitions hosted by other Emerging Professionals groups to encourage their membership, and others in the area to take that design leap of faith and show them what you’ve got.



BSA EPNet and Housing Committee Competition: reGEN

Two Sites, One Goal:

What would a competition be without a friendly housing smackdown? ReGEN Boston invites designers to create the most innovative, yet practical, multi-unit style housing typologies for urban living of the century on one of two city owned sites. This ideas competition pits the solutions generated for two distinct sites in the Boston Harbor against one another to see which ideas come out on top. For more information and complete entry guidelines visit:

Register for the Competition by Tuesday October 1st

The deadline date to submit is Friday October 18th.

AIANH Emerging Professionals Design Competition.

This year’s project is a visitor’s center for Great Island Commons in New Castle, New Hampshire. For more information about the competition, to register, and download supporting documents including the full program, please visit

Registration: Open until submission deadline
3 September 2013:
Registration opens and programs are available for download here or by e-mailing Matt Lawton at

18 November 2013: Entries are due at 5:00pm

Construction Tour: RISD ISB

11 Sep

Tour Flier -RISD ISB
Click HERE for poster

Wed, September 11, 5pm – 6pm

55 Canal Street
Providence RI (map)

Tour led by Katie vanHamel of Ed Wojcik, Architect. The Rhode Island School of Design Illustration Studies Building (ISB) is a 38,000 SF mercantile building on the Providence riverfront. The 6000 SF addition extends to the east into the parking lot, and will serve as the main circulation for the building.
This is an active construction site, please remember to bring your hardhat and to wear appropriate shoes!
$5 AIA members & students
$10 Non-members
Register HERE
1.0 CEU (non-HSW)
1 Hour IDP for CA

ARE Update: New NCARB Site

4 Sep

If you’re in the throws of your Intern Development Program (IDP) or somewhere in the process of taking the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) you probably have dealt with the website. Well, good news, they’ve redesigned it!

The same site that you’ve been logging your IDP hours in now has more functionality and ARE record information. They’ve even made this little video to tell you more about it. Or you can just login here and check it out for yourself.