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Framework for Design Excellence & The Common App

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm HST


March 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm HST
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AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture
828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 100
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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General Membership Meeting Presents

Framework for Design Excellence & The Common Application

The Framework for Design Excellence is a resource comprised of 10 measures that support inspiring sustainable, resilient, and inclusive design. It challenges architects with a vision of what the profession strives to achieve, the toolkit provides practical resources to help all architects achieve it.

Join us for a step-by-step explanation about this resource.

We will also discuss the Common Application for 2024 AIA Honolulu Design Awards, which follows the Structure of the Framework for Design Excellence, and review key strategies and common mistakes of Common App submission.

Please look over the Common Application prior to the webinar and prepare your questions.

Over the past year, the COTE Network Common App Subcommittee has refreshed the Common App to improve consistency with the AIA Framework for Design Excellence and to enhance user functionality.


Ryan Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP and one of our AIA Honolulu Design Awards Committee Co-Chairs. He is a senior designer with G70 who focuses on conceptual design and creative thinking. He brings his vision and more than two decades of experience to G70’s myriad project types and typologies. Ryan advocates for thoughtful and meaningful design in the built environment to enrich and inspire the greater community as well as the clients he is fortunate to interact with.

Beth Brant, AIA, LEED AP is Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability with DSGN Associates in Dallas. For more than fifteen years, Beth has been a leader in the Green Building Industry. She has overseen over a dozen LEED projects through design, documentation, and certification. She continues to stay educated on the constantly evolving practices of the green building industry while educating her DSGN associates and other professionals on topics such as Living Building Challenge, LEED, IgCC and other green building initiatives. She currently serves on the AIA National Committee on the Environment as well as Living Building Challenge Ambassador and Facilitator for the North Texas LBC Collaborative under ILFI.

AIA/CES LU: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) - Pending Approval.

Visit the 2024 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Submission Guidelines for more information on submitting.

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