Thursday, January 13, 2011


A group of seven AIAS members (6 seniors and 1 lone freshman) traveled to Toronto for New Years...and to attend Forum!!! It was an awesome experience for all and here is a short reflection by Alex Tomlinson, AIAS Clemson VP:

This was my first Forum experience with AIAS, and also my first experience in Canada.  I was overwhelmed with how positive and professional the atmosphere was; it was truly a great conference put on by AIAS Ryerson.

Our group was very fortunate in being able to travel around and experience Toronto while also socializing and getting to know fellow peers in architecture from around the nation.  Nearly 1,000 architecture students were in attendance, which is truly a sight to behold.

I was astounded to see how much culture and architecture Toronto had invested in its city; Calatrava, Libeskind, Gehry, and Morphosis are all located within its city limits.  Experiencing so much architecture with fellow students made me realize that I really enjoy the urban experience, and I now know that I wish for my master's degree or future career to take place in an urban setting.

To whoever is reading this blog: if you are AT ALL interested in going on trips with fellow Clemson architecture students, try and go to this year's spring semester South Quad, which will be hosted by AIAS ULL and AIAS LSU in Baton Rouge.  It looks to be a great one!

As you have read, Forum had a lot to offer, and so will South Quad. For more information, please write on the Facebook wall or email us at!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Clemson Student Wins Competition

Nate Boykin, a student at Clemson, recently won second place in the School of Tomorrow Student Design Competition.  The competition was hosted by AIAS and Kawaneer.  Nate's project was titled FORMative Interaction and was set in North Charleston, SC. For more information on the competition and other competitions hosted by AIAS, visit