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AIA Announces People's Choice Winner for the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge

08:00 - 3 November, 2017

“How do you bring architectural stories to life?”—this is the question the AIA asks annually in their I Look Up Film Challenge. This year’s theme, Blueprint for the Better, challenges architects and filmmakers to collaborate and tell the stories of architects making a positive impact on the community.

Video About Housing for LA's Homeless Wins AIA's I Look Up Film Challenge

16:00 - 20 September, 2017
Video About Housing for LA's Homeless Wins AIA's I Look Up Film Challenge, <a href='http://www.archdaily.com/877376/the-six-affordable-housing-brooks-plus-scarpa-architects'>The Six, by Brooks + Scarpa Architects</a>, is one of the projects commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust and featured in Myles Kramer's winning film. Image © Tara Wucjik
The Six, by Brooks + Scarpa Architects, is one of the projects commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust and featured in Myles Kramer's winning film. Image © Tara Wucjik

The 4-minute film "Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust," directed by Myles Kramer, has been selected by as the winner of the AIA's annual I Look Up Film Challenge. Winning out against 81 other entries, the film investigates the impact and approach of the Skid Row Housing Trust, which creates homes for homeless people in Los Angeles, with the help of renowned architects such as Michael Maltzan Architecture and Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

AIA Announces Look Up Film Challenge Winners at Chicago Biennial

15:08 - 3 October, 2015
AIA Announces Look Up Film Challenge Winners at Chicago Biennial , Courtesy of Andrew Jeric and Soha Momeni
Courtesy of Andrew Jeric and Soha Momeni

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of the Look Up Film Challenge at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Out of 26 entries for the competition launched earlier this year, a jury of architects and media professionals selected three top prize winners and recognized seven additional films in themed categories. The winning pieces best represent the competition’s call for films that highlight the impact that architects have on communities.

The winners of the Look Up Film Challenge are:

Open Call: AIA Look Up Film Challenge

08:00 - 1 July, 2015
Open Call: AIA Look Up Film Challenge, Courtesy of The American Institute of Architects
Courtesy of The American Institute of Architects

As a part of its #ILookUp campaign, the American Institute of Architects has announced its Look Up Film Challenge, a competition that invites filmmakers and architects to collaborate on a short film that illuminates how architecture enriches our lives and our communities.

An Architect's Story: AIA Documentary Profiles Blind Architect Chris Downey

15:00 - 15 May, 2015

As part of their #ILookUp campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the architecture profession, the AIA has produced this short documentary about Chris Downey, an architect who lost his sight in 2008 and has gone on to become a pioneer in designing for the blind and visually impaired. Screened for the first time earlier today at the AIA convention in Atlanta, "An Architect's Story" takes a look into the life and work of Downey and one of his students, Sana Jahani, as they explain what architects can offer the world - and what the #ILookUp campaign means for an architect who is "without sight, but not without vision."