AIA Mission

The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society.

Where architects stand

The top 7 sources of uncertainty in building design

What keeps owners and project teams up at night? Discover their greatest fears, along with best practices for managing risks, in this new project planning guide.

Poll

Advocacy

Which issue are you most passionate about?

How To

The Safety Assessment Program

The Safety Assessment Program training provides built environment professionals with the knowledge to evaluate buildings after a disastrous event.

2018 post election analysis

Snapshot of the election results at the state and federal levels. Learn more and take action on issues that impact architects, their businesses, and the communities they serve.

Emerging Professionals Exhibit 2018: The Power of Design

We believe in the power of design to make the world a better place. And we witness this through an inspiring, creative, and fresh lens in our annual Emerging Professionals Exhibit.

Firm management

How to combat harassment in the architecture profession

Human resources expert Shirley Davis spoke at A'18 about how architects can foster inclusive workplaces where employees can thrive personally and professionally.

Energy

What style of energy modeling is right for a project?

ASHRAE Standard 209 can help you easily improve cost-effectiveness and energy use on a building project.

Social impact

Architects come together to renovate Houston treatment center

To help with recovery from 2017's catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, design and AEC professionals gathered to refurbish a Houston hostel for women and children.

2018 AIA Film Challenge winners

The 2018 AIA Film Challenge invited architects and filmmakers to tell stories of architects, civic leaders, and their communities working together to create a Blueprint for Better.

ABI September 2018: Business conditions strong heading into fall

Business conditions remained generally positive at architecture firms in September, with the Architecture Billings Index showing another month of growth in firm billings.

Which AIA agreement should architects select for specialized consultants?

When it comes to consultants for special services, what AIA Contract Document is the right one to use?

Resilience

Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program:

AIA and its architect volunteers assist communities following disasters. Updates regarding AIA’s activities in disaster areas, member efforts, recovery resources and volunteer opportunities are provided below.

Social impact

Who does design include, benefit, or harm?

The AIA Design Justice Summit brought together advocates from around the US to identify solutions for injustices that manifest in the built environment.

2018 Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards honor new practices and technologies that will further enable project delivery and enhance data-centric methodologies in the management of buildings for their entire lifecycle.

Career and the profession

Meeting the #MeToo moment

Architects may have found themselves at a critical juncture to take a leadership position on harassment and inequity, and therefore change the culture of the profession forever.

Materials

Which materials can help reduce carbon emissions?

How findings from Drawdown, a New York Times bestseller, are aiding architects in fighting climate change through better materials and methods.

Where we stand: Sexual harassment & the architectural profession

As the voice of the architectural profession, AIA commits its resources to eliminating sexual harassment and assault.

Energy

The value of regional collaboration: Lessons from Seattle's 2030 Roundtable

Find out how working across competitive boundaries has yielded benefits for Seattle firms active in energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.

Art, history, and religion

Is Rockefeller Center the true center of New York?

New York has several centers, but the one named for the Rockefellers might be the most enduring.

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