Tuesday, July 6, 2010

EDP Role Call!

To those who do not know me, my name is Nicholas Renard; I am the co-owner and principle architect at Cote Renard Architecture. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2002 and moved to Jacksonville three years ago. If you feel the deep desire to know more about me feel free to drop by my website: www.coterenard.com.

As of June 1st, I have taken over the role of EDP (Emerging Design Professional) President from Jeremiah Russell.

The driving force of this email is to see who is still out there!

I understand that times have been difficult over the last couple years and there has been a lot of turnover at firms and some firms don’t exist at all anymore. Some of the emails on the EDP directory may be ghosts, others may be still active. I need to find out who is and still wants to be active. So please send me a quick email back, nrenard@coterenard.com, if this message finds its way to your inbox and if you are interested in being part of the EDPs. If I do not hear from you, you will not be included on future emails.

I want to bring the EDPs back. I know times are still difficult, but it is important to remain active. Jeremiah tried different activities to help get involvement up, some things worked, others did not. If you have any suggestions or aspects of EDP that you would like to see, please feel free to include your thoughts and ideas in your response email.

I am working to get better involvement from the board and other members of the AIA. The architecture community is important and I feel we can make steps to gain what was lost over the last few years. I am game planning for the rest of the summer and hope to start activities back up in the fall.

Have a great day and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

EDP Shed Competition Entries

We are happy to announce the top three entries in the Architecture Week Design Competition. The winner will be announced at the Gala on Friday night! Tickets are still available at the AIA Jacksonville website, http://www.aiajacksonville.org/.

Entry 1002 : Jose Cardenas, jcardenas@hotadesign.com

Entry 1005: Kenneth Greene, gtybandit@hotmail.com

Entry 1007: Jeremiah Russell, jrussell@rdeanscott.com

Honorable Mentions:

Entry 1006: Nicholas Renard, nrenard@coterenard.com

Entry 1008: Anna McCorvey, anna.mccorvey@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 EDP-Jax Sustainable Shed Design Competition

The deadline has passed and entries are in.  Results for this year's EDP-Jax design competition will be posted by Friday, May 21, 2010 and will also be on display at the 2010 AIA Jacksonville Design Awards Gala that evening at the Main Library.  You can get tickets via the AIA Jacksonville website, under calendar of events.
Thanks to all those who submitted entries this year.  We are all very excited about this competition and hope to have more like it in the future.  Stay tuned for the winners!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

edp-jax competition on Buster.net

The 2010 EDP-Jax Sustainable Shed Competition has been added to the list at Bustler.net

Monday, March 15, 2010

| shed | Competition

EDP-Jax is proud to announce it's yearly design competition, the Sustainable |shed|.  This year's competition is open to all EDP members, AAIA members, interns and Architects in their first ten years of practice within the state of Florida.
In today's economy, many are finding it necessary to work from home or start a home based business but may lack the space and/or privacy necessary to have a home office.  The |shed| is a perfect solution to live/work entrepreneurs in a down economy.
The |shed| is to be designed as a completely sustainable office shed on a typical residential lot, we're seeking to show people what is possible with today's technology in the area of Sustainable and Modern design.  We aim to show that High Design and Sustainable design can be affordable and fit within any existing urban fabric to provide reasonable and beautiful solutions for today's burgeoning entrepreneurs.
For competition rules and to register for the Sustainable |shed| Competition, please go to the AIA Jacksonville website, under the "Calendar of Events" page.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Freestanding Kitchens

Just got an email from Designer Pages about freestanding kitchen components.  Pretty cool stuff.  Check it out.

Congrats Freida!

Congratulations to Freida Speicher, at R. Dean Scott Architect, on attaining licensure in the state of Florida!