AIA Europe Founder Inaugurated as 2017 AIA National President

AIA Europe is proud that active chapter member, founder and past president Tom Vonier, FAIA has been inaugurated as the 2017 American Institute of Architects National President. The inauguration ceremony was held on December 10th at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.;  click 'Read More' below to read his inaugural speech. AIA Europe recognizes the value that Tom's international experience and perspective will bring to AIA National and we wish him all the best for the year ahead.

2016 End of Year Section Event - Lille City Excursion hosted by AIA UK

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The November 2016 Section Event – a city excursion to Lille, France hosted by AIA UK with organizational support from AIA Europe members – was a two-day action-packed trip with 34 attendees from across the UK and Europe.  The excursion included a walking tour of key urban developments in the Eurolille Masterplan, like the Jean Nouvel Centre Commercial, and a visit to CAAU offices, with a presentation by Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute of their work in Lille and abroad.  

AIA Europe visits Best Tall Building of Europe: White Walls in Nicosia, Cyprus 

A key site visit at the latest AIA Europe Conference Girne/ Kyrenia: Communicating Across Cultures was recently named Best Tall Building of Europe by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. White Walls, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, was awarded the prize at the CTBUH Awards Symposium and Dinner on November 3, 2016 in Chicago. Day three of the Conference took attendees to the Cyprus capital of Nicosia, where Nice Day Developments LTD (building owner and developer), Takis Sophocleous Architects (Architect of Record), and E&Y (primary tenant) gave a private tour of White Walls' offices and apartments. Architect Demetris Sophocleous presented a lecture about the tower's construction and performance.