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Architects work together to brainstorm sustainable designs

on Wednesday,November 10,2010 20:11

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Architects of today are not only working to create safe structures, but sustainable ones as well. The American Architectural Foundation plans to host the fifth annual Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA) in partnership with United Technology Corporations (UTC) to promote environmentally-friendly designs.

Project teams from Pennsylvania, Colorado, and California, will work together to discuss how experts can design more sustainable structures across the country. The SCDA is set to take place between November 14 and 16 in Chicago, Illinois.

"We're delighted to partner with AAF to help participants benefit from best practices from urban planners, environmental engineers and other experts in the building industry," said Sandy Diehl, vice president for integrated building solutions at UTC. "We hope that, with SCDA's expertise, these projects will stand as long-term examples for future sustainable cities."

Architecture jobs are projected to increase by 16 percent over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sustainability may remain a priority for architects in the future as global warming becomes a growing concern.

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