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Sustainability

Architects oppose US withdrawal from climate agreement

AIA announced its opposition to the administration's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord.

Resilience

How to get involved with disaster assistance

AIA's disaster assistance experts explain how architects can find their local disaster response organization, safeguard their communities before the next hazard strikes, and assist in the aftermath.

Design and health

Before you design, listen: it could save lives

At A'17, a session on "health beyond healthcare" reminded architects that it is time to integrate research and data into practice when designing for health.

Conference

SpeakUp: AIA Advocacy & Action Event

The Curtis Hotel

Denver

Speak Up is a dynamic, three-day hands-on training where architects will develop skills to advocate for their profession and their communities.

Career and the profession

Michelle Obama speaks to A’17 on the impact of design

Michelle Obama sat down with Thomas Vonier, FAIA, at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 to talk about the need for diversity and equity in architecture and beyond.

2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

Every year, AIA partners with the American Library Association to honor the best in library architecture and design.

2017 Housing Awards

The Housing Awards recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

Social impact

2017 Architecture Firm Award recipient creates a sustainable future for San Francisco housing

Emerging leaders at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects discuss how their firm is expanding both the Bay Area's housing options and their own room to grow.

Where we stand: climate change

AIA asserts that architects play a vital role in combating climate change. We accept these challenges. We call on policymakers to join with us in this effort, and we uphold the following principles.

The long and winding road to AIA Fellowship

A newly recognized Fellow of the American Institute of Architects describes his journey from application to investiture, noting potential pitfalls along the way.

2017 AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards

Every year, the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development teams with AIA’s Housing Knowledge Community to celebrate projects that demonstrate affordable, accessible and well-designed housing.

AIA Public Awareness Campaign 2017: Blueprint for Better

Learn more about how we’re getting the word out about the powerful social impact of architects and how you can become involved

ABI April 2017: Firm billings grow at slower pace

Architecture firm billings increased for the third consecutive month in April, though fewer firms reported billings growth than in March.

Firm management

A decade of sustainability: How AIA Contract Documents have evolved

AIA's approach to sustainability can be tracked through the last decade of contracts documents, culminating with the release of 2017's new and updated documents.

Career and the profession

Why equity is good for your practice

Equitable practice promotes the recruitment and retention of the most diverse talent and leads to stronger, more successful, and more sustainable practices.

Social impact

What the New Urban Agenda means for architects

A new initiative from AIA's Strategic Council encourages small- and medium-scale communities to embrace the aims of the New Urban Agenda.

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