2022 Education Day Series

AIANH is offering our annual, year-end Education Day Series, with 6 one-hour programs over 4 days in December.

The first three courses will be offered together as a live event on Dec. 1 at the McLane Audubon Center in Concord.  This series focuses on Alternative Practice Types, looking at architects who have expanded their business model beyond traditional design services.  The AIANH Member Annual Meeting will take place during lunch after these courses.

The remaining three courses will be offered online via zoom on Dec. 8, 13 and 15. The series focuses on the Practice of Practice, sharing important information and trends for firms to be aware of to build better businesses and stay abreast of design requirements. 

We are offering a variety of registration options to accommodate as many members as possible.

LIVE SERIES: Alternative Practice Types
McLane Audubon Center, Concord, NH
December 1, 8am - 1:30pm

Arrivals and Hello, Continental Breakfast
8am - 8:30am

Transition from Design/Build to Architect/Developer
8:30am - 9:30am

Randall Walter, AIA, 310 Marlboro St., LLC
1 LU, pending

How does “designing without a client” change the process of design as well as create a shift in priorities and ownership?  Examples will be provided to highlight key components for success as an architect/developer, as well as financial strategies to make the transition from traditional practice to active development.

A Hands-On Approach to a Design/Build Practice
9:45am - 10:45am
Michael Graf, AIA, Michael Graf Architect + Builder
1 LU, pending

This course will illuminate the differences between a traditional architecture practice and one that includes a building component, identifying the skills needed to integrate the two.  The pros and cons will be presented so that participants can evaluate for themselves whether they would like to pursue this approach.

Entrepreneurship in Architecture; Ideas That Can Save The Planet
11am - 12pm
Matthew O'Malia, AIA, OPAL
1 HSW, pending

Not held back by the siloed nature of the building industry, an entrepreneurial Maine architecture firm has expanding its work in design, construction, and industrial manufacturing with businesses that address the most pressing climate challenges associated with the construction and operation of buildings.

AIANH Member Annual Meeting and Lunch
12:15am - 1:30pm

The Annual Meeting is members' opportunity to hear from chapter leaders: outgoing 2022 president, Mike Petrovick, will recap this year's events and operations; 2023 president, Sloane Mayor, will preview the chapter plans for next year.  Members will vote on the 2023 Slate of Candidates for open positions on the board.  Members who have reached an anniversary membership milestone will be celebrated.


ONLINE SERIES: Practice of Practice
ZOOM platform
December 8, 13, 15
When you register for these courses, your email confirmation will contain the zoom links to each course.

The NH Building Code: What is it and how to use it
December 8, 10am - 11am

Jerry Tepé, FAIA and Art Guadano, AIA, AG Architects
1 HSW, pending

The NH legislature has recently updated RSA 155:A to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Codes. This presentation will describe what the NH Building Code includes and look at the changes in two of the adopted codes; the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. 

A Just Practice: Serving the Triple Bottom Line
December 13, 12pm - 1pm
Alyssa Murphy, AIA, Placework
1 LU, pending

The intent of the course is to introduce architects to two business metrics that measure the environmental, social and governance (ESG) of a company. Certified B Corporations meet specific standards on a range of metrics, and Just, a voluntary evaluation and transparency tool. We will review what the measures are, how they are tracked and reported, and the potential positive effects on firm health, the profession, and the economy at large.

Running a Multi-state Architecture Firm
December 15, 12pm - 1pm

Richard Pizzi, AIA, Lavallee Brensinger Architects
1 LU, pending

One of the few large firms in NH, Lavallee Brensinger Architects has offices in Manchester, Portland and Boston.  What are the advantages and challenges to running a business in multiple states?  

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Emerging Professionals may attend any/all of the courses for free.  If staying for the Annual Meeting lunch, Emerging Professionals pay $20 to cover lunch.  Emerging Professionals are defined by AIA as all students, Associate members, and Architects licensed under 10 years.








Event Location: 

McLane Audubon Center for Live Event, Dec. 1
Zoom Platform for Online Courses, Dec. 8, 13, 15

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 8:00am to Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 2:00pm