AIA Wisconsin News Release
Celebrate Association's 100th Anniversary on 11/1/11
Madison (November 1, 2011) — This year, AIA Wisconsin – the state society of the American Institute of Architects – is celebrating 100 years of leadership in creating better places to live, work and play through design and advocacy. November 1, 2011 – 11/1/11 – marks the official centennial of its founding and will be celebrated by AIA member architects across the state.
In Madison, visitors to the AIA Wisconsin headquarters, housed in the historic Joseph J. Stoner House at 321 S. Hamilton Street, are invited to use their smart phone to scan the QR code featured on the exterior light pole banner.
The QR code delivers visitors to the AIA Wisconsin website where they can read about the historic house and check into Foursquare, a popular location-based social networking website.
In 1911, a small group of Wisconsin architects with a vision for the future of their profession and state formally established the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The architecturally and historically sensitive renovation of the 150-year-old two-story Stoner House was completed in 1984 as the new home of the Wisconsin Society of Architects and the Wisconsin Architects Foundation.
“Reflecting the vision and commitment of our founding members, AIA Wisconsin recently improved the accessibility and repaired the exterior masonry of our landmark building as an investment in the future of our organization,” according to Madison architect Thomas Hirsch, FAIA, the 2011 president of AIA Wisconsin.
For more information on AIA Wisconsin, its members and how to hire an architect, visit www.aiaw.org.
About AIA Wisconsin
AIA Wisconsin is a 1,300-member state society of the American Institute of Architects, representing architects in private practice, business, industry, government and education. Founded in 1911, AIA Wisconsin is celebrating a century of advancing architectural design through leadership and advocacy. www.aiaw.org
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