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Apply for Inclusion in the 2013 Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) Program

The American Institute of Architects

The AIA is committed to sustainable design that creates communities and buildings which advance enduring public and environmental well-being. The mission of the SDAT program is to provide technical assistance and process expertise to help communities develop a vision and framework for a sustainable future. By achieving balance between cultural, environmental, and economic systems, communities can sustain a place as a stage for human settlement. The SDAT program upholds the AIA Design Assistance team values of utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach; ensuring the objectivity of all participating team members; and requiring broad, inclusive public participation and support.

The final deadline to submit applications for consideration in the 2013 SDAT program is Friday, November 16, 2012. The SDAT Application Review Committee will convene twice to evaluate applications. The first evaluation will take place in early October; the Committee will review any applications received prior to October 12, 2012, and will accept those communities who meet the application standards at that time. The second review will occur in December 2012; the Committee will evaluate any applications not already reviewed and will accept additional applications into the 2013 cycle. Any applications received after the review period will be considered for the 2014 SDAT program.

To view the application packet, and to access past SDAT applications and other related resources, please visit the AIA Center for Communities by Design website at

The Center will hold a teleconference for communities interested in learning more about the SDAT program and the application process on September 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern. If you would like to join this call, please indicate your interest by sending an email to [email protected].

Questions about the program or the application process should be directed to Erin Simmons, Director, AIA Design Assistance, via email [email protected] or phone 202.626.7492.

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June 25, 2012 - 11:10am
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