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.

Career and the profession

Anticipating need and fulfilling architecture's mandate

Alejandro Aravena, Elizabeth Diller, Michael Murphy, and Francis Kéré opened A’17 with keynotes that drew from their shared commitment to architecture.

Career and the profession

Celebrating design futures in Orlando

AIA's emerging professionals booth at A’17 features an local Orlando artist's installation that is designed to inspire.

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.

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

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.

Firm management

Measure your firm's financial prosperity

AIA's new Firm Benchmarking Tool allows firms to evaluate themselves against data from 2,300 firms nationwide.

Emerging Professionals Exhibit 2017

Thirty-three projects from emerging professionals, all with the theme "Citizen Design," tackle equity, access, ecology, and sustainability with contemporary design solutions.

Career and the profession

Three new leaders elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

The 2019 President-elect, the 2018-2019 Treasurer, and an At-large Director were elected in Orlando.

Career and the profession

Intern no more: AIA supports two new titles for professionals pursuing licensure

A new position statement from AIA seeks to move architecture beyond the profession's outdated use of "intern."

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.

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.

Social impact

Architects gather to renovate Orlando emergency shelter

AEC and design professionals in town early for AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 teamed up to renovate an Orlando emergency shelter.

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.

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