From attendee Sergio Danese: "I would like to share with the Chapter my congrats to Royce for the beautiful event we had in Rome.  The highlights were: nonstandard locations and subjects, nice people and a beautiful group’s mood.  It was really special to meet the professors acting on the restoration of such important frescos and buildings and to stroll about Rome taking notes on specific urban and architectural details which even for me were new or unusual."

With a history of more than two thousand years, Rome is an ideal place to examine Sustainable design and Livability issues.  On Saturday 25 May, the Italy Section of AIA/CE held a one-day Event that was packed with Lessons in Sustainability, for which participants earned 8 HSW Learning Units.  But this is Italy, so there was also plenty of social time including a two hour lunch in one of the city’s oldest restaurants, cocktails on a rooftop terrace overlooking the Roman forum and a late dinner at a classic Roman Osteria that specializes in seafood.

The Event was well attended with a total of twenty-one participants.  We were a diverse group - ten Italy Section members including a new International Associate, an AIA/CE Chapter member from Austria, an AIA member from New York, two Europe based Architects from the US military, two sponsors reps. and five guests including three who were from allied design professions.  Find the full report by Royce Lanier here with fantastic photos by Marc Di Domenico, Italian Section Member.