In this issue:
· AIA Amends Continuing Education Policy in Accordance with NCARB Recommendation
· BSA Re-brands, Combines Major Trade Shows
· Passing: Andrew Geller
· e-Calendar

AIA Amends Continuing Education Policy in Accordance with NCARB Recommendation
On 12.19.11, the AIA Board of Directors voted to amend the continuing education requirement for members at the recommendation of NCARB’s board members to incorporate 12 hours of health, safety, and welfare (HSW) continuing education hours (CEHs). According to a release issued by NCARB, 2012 AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA, said, “There was broad acceptance among our leadership that higher standards of professional knowledge were crucial to our identity, that AIA strongly supports efforts by NCARB to seek uniform continuing education requirements across its member jurisdictions, and that a better alignment of requirements is more valuable and convenient for our AIA members and NCARB Record holders.” To read the full NCARB announcement, click here.

BSA Re-brands, Combines Major Trade Shows
The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) announced that its two major annual trade shows, “Build Boston” and “Residential Design and Construction,” have been combined under the title, “ArchitectureBoston Expo.” The re-branded conference and trade show is named after the BSA’s publication ArchitectureBoston, and will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 11.14-16.12. Click here to read the BSA announcement.

Passing: Andrew Geller
AIANY mourns the passing of architect Andrew Geller, 1924-2011. Geller was widely known for his houses on the east end of Long Island, including the Pearlroth House (See “Summering in the Hamptons,” by Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, e-OCULUS, 11.15.2006). In a blog post dated 12.26.11, the day after Geller’s passing, Alastair Gordon wrote: “Geller posed something of a threat to the status quo. He was incredibly prolific, experimental, friendly, never took himself too seriously, could be irreverent, and even had dared to live a normal family life in suburban Long Island…. [His] works defined a transitional period of American domestic architecture that lay somewhere between the flat-roofed, glass pavilions of neo-Bauhaus… and a younger generation of sixties neo-Cubist, neo-Corb moderninsm.” Click here to read the full post on the blog, Alastair Gordon Wall to Wall.

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.