'America's Favorite Architecture' Exhibit Coming to San Antonio

Free admission to public to view exhibit and vote on their favorite

architecture at interactive kiosks; Demos available for public to take

virtual architecture tours on Google Earth

Apr 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from American Institute of Architects

    WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
     WHO:    American Institute of Architects (AIA), in commemoration of 150th
     WHAT:   America's Favorite Architecture exhibit will be featured at AIA
             annual convention to reveal images of the most iconic buildings,
             bridges and memorials in America, as determined by a national poll
             conducted in February with Harris Interactive. The debate about
             the poll results will continue via an interactive web site,
             accessible at kiosks within the exhibit, which will allow visitors
             to vote for their favorite architecture.
             Architecture will come to life through on-site Google Earth demos
             of the new AIA layers - America's Favorite Architecture and
             Blueprint for America. Public can view 3D images of iconic
             landmarks and view demo video on YouTube,
     WHEN:   Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4: 9:30am - 5:00pm
             Saturday, May 5: 9:30am - 2:00pm
     WHERE:  San Antonio Convention Center, AIA150 booth in main exhibit hall
     WHY:    AIA launched America's Favorite Architecture and Google Earth
             partnership as part of AIA150, the yearlong celebration of the
             AIA's 150th anniversary. The yearlong celebration is dedicated to
             generating dialogue between architects and the public about the
             impact of architecture in our daily lives. AIA150 is themed
             "Celebrating the Past. Designing the Future."  More information
             can be found at http://www.aia150.org.

SOURCE American Institute of Architects