AIA Continental Europe Conference: Brussels I Fall 2019
to Oct 6

AIA Continental Europe Conference: Brussels I Fall 2019

International Conference and Chapter Meeting 

Brussels I Fall 2019

Brussels, Belgium | October 3rd - 6th, 2019

During this conference you will visit/experience:

a glass courthouse

a transatlantic headquarters

a suspended train station

some art nouveau

a renovated belfry

some great food

a former customs building with design boutiques

a new museum in a former garage

a new museum in a former coal mining headquarters

a new museum in a former brewery

more great food

a port authority rooftop extension

a gothic cathedral

some great beer

more art nouveau

a new museum on water

an art nouveau restaurant in the sky

an art deco palace

More information, see the conference program page.

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to Apr 14

AIA Europe Conference: Copenhagen l Spring 2019

Conference Description:

At AIA Europe's Spring 2019 Conference – Livability in Copenhagen – We will explore How it works, Why it works, Where it works, When it works, and …sometimes doesn’t.

We will explore key factors that affect many European cities to which the city of Copenhagen has developed a unique response.

Sustainability, Live/work balance, the cycling culture, designing with acoustics, lighting and water, the city’s design culture, and exploring public and private space in the city.

To mimic life in this engaging city, we will explore the city by boat, bike, walking tours and even a morning run. Lectures, cocktail hours and a gala dinner in locations throughout the city will inform your new perspective on Copenhagen.

The current conference itinerary is scheduled to achieve 15 LUs, but is subject to change.

Upon arrival to conference registration, each guest will be given a 72 hour transit pass called Copenhagen City Pass for transportation to conference events. It is advised to download the Danish Transport mobile app, Rejseplannen for accurate travel information regarding buses and trains: Apple Google Play


Please join us!  


Conference registration is open to both members and non-members of AIA Europe

Language is English

Questions should be sent to Conference Chairs, Jake Spruit and Ryan Wakat .                      

* Estimated AIA CES Learning Units for Full Conference Registration: 15 Learning Units

* AIA Europe may make changes to the program content. A final program will be published in Spring 2019.


Download Printable PDF Conference Description Here

Interactive Venue Map:

Thursday, April 11, 2019 

Venue: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Office

Address: Njalsgade 17a, Pakhus 2

17:00-18:30 Registration opens

17:30-18:00 Welcome Cocktail and Tour of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Office

18:00-19:30 Lecture and Architectural Walking Tour of the Islands Brygge Neighborhood

19:30 Dinner on your own 

Friday, April 12, 2019

AM Venue: Design Museum Denmark

Address: Bredgade 68

PM Venue: KADK, Auditorium 2

Danneskiold-Samsøes Alle 53

8:00-9:00 Registration Opens - Design Museum Denmark

9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks - Welcome presentation by AIACE President Les Jordan, Jake Spruit and team

9:30-10:30: Presentation: Copenhagen and Denmark

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30: DAC Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time: Explore Copenhagen’s Architecture

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:45-15:00: Boat Tour - Harbor Architecture by Boat

15:00-17:30: Tour, Lecture(s) and discussions - Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK)

17:30-18:30: Happy Hour at 3XN Office

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Venue: Danish Architecture Center

Address: Bryghuspladsen 10

07:00-08:00 Optional morning run or bike ride

09:00-09:15  Welcome and Coffee at BLOX / Danish Architecture Center

9:15-10:15: Introduction to Danish Architecture Center

9:30-11:00: Presentation: Lecture and Discussion, Sustainability and Research and Engineering Combing with Architecture

10:45-11:00: Sponsor Presentation and Tour of the Danish Architecture Center

11:00-12:00: Lecture and Discussion: Tackling the Complexities: Material Selection and Sustainable Building Research

12:00-13:00: Lunch and Tour of the Danish Architecture Center

13:00-13:30: Travel to Amager from the Danish Architecture Center to M1 Metro

13:30-17:00: Ørestad Architectural Walking tour

17:00-19:00: Open Program

19:00-23:00: Gala Dinner at Søren K Restaurant at the Black Diamond Library

Sunday, April 14, 2019

AM Venue: COBE Architects

Address: Pakhaus 54, Orientkaj 4

PM Venue: Swiss Embassy Denmark

Address: Richelieus Alle 14, 2900 Hellerup

8:45-10:00: Chapter Meeting at COBE Office

10:15-10:30: Firm Tour of COBE Office

110:30-12:00 Architectural Walking Tour starting from the COBE office: Nordhavn Masterplan

12:00-13:00: Lunch at COBE office

13:00-14:00 Roundtable Discussion: Copenhagen & Livability

14:00-14:45: Travel to Grundtvigs Kirke via S-Tog

14:45-15:30: Tour of Grundtvigs Kirke

15:30-16:00: Travel to the Open Swiss Embassy

16:00-17:30: Reception at the Swiss Embassy

Close of Conference

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to Sep 30

AIA Europe Conference: Budapest l Fall 2018

Culture Along The Danube

The conference will explore the cultural projects that have developed in Budapest
in recent decades. The aim is to explore various level of culture- from the “high”
culture venue- MÜPA- a large performing arts facility- to Liget Budapest- the
new museum quarter development underway in the center of the city. In addition,
the new campus of the Central European University will be a venue. Each day
will transpire at a new venue, introducing a new building in and of itself. Read More.

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to Apr 8

AIA Europe Conference: Pristina l Spring 2018

International Conference and Chapter Meeting

Youth Space & Urban Transformation

Pristina, Kosovo | April 5th - 8th, 2018

Young people in cities around the world are mobilizing to advance sustainable urban development. Perhaps nowhere in Europe is it right now more vital than in Pristina – the capital city of Europe’s newest and youngest country – where half the population is under the age of 25.  A place that was not long ago torn apart by war is today a place filled with young people and possibilities.

Following the end of the Kosovo War in 1999, Pristina experienced a population boom that dramatically changed the built environment. The number of inhabitants doubled in just a few years and a rapid, post-war reconstruction resulted in unregulated, uncontrolled urban growth that created serious structural and functional challenges for the future. Today, a new generation of governance and youth-led initiatives are taking immediate action to improve the quality of urban life and public spaces.

This AIA Europe International Conference will explore the ways young architects, planners, and a vibrant scene of urban creatives are energizing the sustainable transformation of Pristina and Tirana, the capital of neighboring Albania.

In addition to presenting their cities' latest projects and goals, the conference will also present the outstanding yet hardly-known buildings of late socialist modernism like the National Library of Kosovo, which recently received a Getty Foundation "Keeping It Modern" Grant, awarded to Modernist buildings "of the highest architectural significance" around the globe. A local team of young activists has secured the grant is now rallying behind its restoration and nomination for national protection.

Through lectures and panel discussions, site visits, and a concurrent student design competition, this three-day architecture and urbanism conference will augment the youth perspective on sustainable urban development.


Bardhyl Rama, Intl Assoc AIA, Conference Committee Chair :





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AIA Europe Conference: Prague 20/20 | Fall 2017
to Oct 9

AIA Europe Conference: Prague 20/20 | Fall 2017

AIA Europe's international conference series provides an in­-depth look at the most important projects developing across Europe today. Focusing each on a different European city, the twice ­yearly conferences explore the leading ways architects are working collaboratively to build better urban environments.

The Fall 2017 program – Prague 20/20 – highlights the 20th anniversary of AIA Europe's last conference in Prague. With perfect sight; hind sight, Prague 20/20 will be looking back at the major urban developments that have taken shape over the last 20 years, while also re-visiting the cherished historic sites. Read More


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Italy Section Event: Montepulciano | Summer 2017
to Aug 28

Italy Section Event: Montepulciano | Summer 2017

The Medieval hill town of Montepulciano was transformed in the 16th century when its alliance with Florence and patronage of the Medici family, brought a dramatic increase in the fortunes of local families and access to the best architectural talents of the day.  By the end of the 16th century the town had transformed itself into 'the pearl of the renaissance'.   Prosperity continued well into the 18th century and there are an extraordinary number of significant architectural monuments and works of art to be found in the town.  We will visit a number of these not normally open to the public and will see some recent renovation and restoration projects that are part of a new economic 'renaissance' that is taking place today. Read More

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