Blueprint for Better Film Series at A’19!

Short film screenings & the AIA Film Challenge

Make plans to check out the Blueprint for Better Film Series at A’19, hosted in partnership with the Architecture & Design Film Festival!

Film Series

The Film Series will be a relaxed environment complete with couches, complimentary snacks, and refreshments. So, take a break and stop by the Westgate Hotel’s Pavilion Four for a flick.

Marking the launch of the 2019 AIA Film Challenge, the Blueprint for Better Film Series will debut a new documentary short about how design can address climate change. The film highlights New York architect Illya Azaroff, AIA, who collaborated with federal agencies and building product manufacturers to design a resilient, sustainable home for Diane Hellriegel, who lost her home during Superstorm Sandy. Azaroff has made plans for the Hurricane Strong house available to architects and builders for free, in hopes that they will be used and modified to build homes capable of withstanding future disasters.

The Blueprint for Better Film Series at A’19 will also screen several short film programs and feature films. Below are a few noteworthy programs to consider, but check out the conference schedule for the complete lineup, including a special AIA Film Challenge Information Session and several feature films worth 1 LU/RIBA.

Short Film Programs

EDI short films

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Short Films Program

See how designers are creating a Blueprint for Better by diversifying the architecture pipeline, building accessible environments, and championing spaces for all.

Thursday, June 6, 8–9am
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Design and culture short film

Design & Culture Short Films Program

Centerpiece films focus on the work of Renzo Piano and Peter Bohlin. Plus, meet designers creating a Blueprint for Better by renovating a historic theater in Cleveland, creating an entrepreneurial hub in Memphis, honoring traditions in Hawaii, and more.

Thursday, June 6, 11:30am–12:45pm
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Friday, June 7, 3:30–4:45pm
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Urbanism and housing short film

Urbanism & Housing Short Films Program

Don’t miss these inspiring short films focused on urbanism and housing, beginning with a look at the history of a storied UK housing block. Then, learn how designers are creating a Blueprint for Better with housing solutions in communities around the world like Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Bangalore, Baja California, and Austin.

Thursday, June 6, 1:30–2:30pm
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Saturday, June 8, 10–11am
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Resilient and healthy short films

Resilient & Healthy Communities Short Films Program

See also how architects are creating a Blueprint for Better in the face of public health crises and natural disasters across the US and Latin America.

Friday, June 7, 7–8am
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Film Challenge info series

The AIA Film Challenge

The fifth annual Film Challenge invites architects and filmmakers to collaborate in telling stories of architects and civic leaders working together to create resilient and sustainable communities. Don’t miss the seed film screenings at A’19!

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