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Firm management

What can firms do to retain young talent?

At AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, young professionals from several firms will discuss how to cultivate new leaders and how to keep them around.

ABI February 2017: Business conditions bounce back

Architecture firms saw business conditions improve in three of the four regions of the country in February.

2017 Young Architects Award

The recipients of the 2017 Young Architects Award have all made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

Career and the profession

Architects called to design and lead at Grassroots 2017

At AIA's annual chapter leadership retreat, the message was clear: architecture's leaders must step up and lift the profession to new heights.

2017 Associates Awards

The Associate AIA members who received the 2017 Associates Award have already made significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.

Where architects stand: A statement of our values

The AIA works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.

Where we stand: Immigration and visa restrictions

We believe that people who desire to live, work, and travel to and from the US are vital to American growth and innovation.


Disaster Assistance Handbook

Understand your role in preparing for and responding to disasters.

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.

Six steps to protect against copyright infringement claims

There is no silver bullet that will stop all infringement claims from being made, but these six steps will limit risk and help defend your work.

Career and the profession

Trends in licensure support at architecture firms

A survey commissioned by AIA and NCARB reveals significant gaps between emerging professionals and their supervisors when it comes to licensure.


Five ways to achieve high-performance buildings using energy modeling

An energy modeling lead at a worldwide firm offers five tips on using energy modeling in your next project.

Design specialty

Perception (and experience) is reality

A presenter at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 is helping architecture students find the link between cognitive theory and design/

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.

Building science and technology

How to build a passive house using a prefabricated panel system

A principal at a Kansas City firm offers step-by-step instructions on how his firm went about a recent passive house project.

Building science and technology

What architects should know about building modeling in early design

This introductory overview provides architects with necessary energy modeling insight to ensure their buildings perform as designed.

Firm management

What to consider before merging with a contractor

When considering a major firm merger, keep these six potential challenges in mind.