The most-read stories of 2017
Throughout 2017, AIA.org provided its members with stories that informed, captivated, and shed new light on different areas of architecture. From trends in licensure support and the intern titling debate to Michelle Obama at A’17, these 10 stories were the most read by members this year.
AIA Staff and NCARB Staff | March 6, 2017
A joint survey from AIA and NCARB revealed significant gaps between emerging professionals and their supervisors when it comes to licensure. This recap of its findings further illuminated how leaders in the profession can better support the growth of their EPs.
Steve Cimino | March 22, 2017
In late 2016, an updated position statement from AIA’s Board of Directors clarified the Institute’s stance on the term “intern” and recommended two new titles for those pursuing licensure: “architectural associate” and “design professional.” Members of the AIA Intern Titling Work Group explain how this decision came about, along with their own viewpoints on past, present, and future use of “intern.”
Caitlin Sweeney | March 30, 2017
Every 10 years, AIA Contract Documents are reviewed and updated to keep up with industry trends. In this overview of 2017’s revisions, architects received a concise yet detailed overview of how the changes will impact their businesses.
AIA Staff | April 27, 2017
At AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, three new leaders were elected. William J. Bates, FAIA, will represent AIA as 2018 First Vice President/2019 President-elect; Patrick P. Panetta, AIA, was elected 2018-2019 Treasurer; and Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, became an At-large Director.
Steve Cimino | April 27, 2017
In her first post-White House speaking engagement, the former First Lady sat down with 2017 AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA, for a wide-ranging conversation that touched on diversity, gender, inequality, and Obama’s desire for young girls around the world to receive a proper education.
Howard J. Wolff | May 2, 2017
How do you bring lost clients back into the fold? And why did they depart in the first place? A marketing consultant for architecture and design firms offers his two cents on client communication and patching up potential problems.
Korey White, AIA | June 30, 2017
Is getting an architecture license worth it? Are emerging professionals encouraged to pursue licensure? Different people at different stages of their career will provide different answers; this newly licensed member spoke to design professionals and architects alike in an attempt to bridge the gap.
Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA | July 18, 2017
In the mid-year update of AIA’s biannual Consensus Construction Forecast, AIA’s Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, offered a summary of how disappointing construction spending likely begets slower growth for the industry in late 2017 and through 2018.
Craig Chamberlain, Assoc. AIA | October 18, 2017
Millennials are quickly becoming the majority in the architectural workforce; before long, they’ll set the prevailing culture. An emerging professional and millennial shares his thoughts on this shift, along with interviewing others at various levels in the profession to get their opinion on firm culture’s evolution.
Steve Cimino | October 24, 2017
Shortly after Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Maria, a team led by Jonathan Marvel, FAIA, began a quest to equip the island’s 78 municipalities with alternative energy source via solar panel installation and Tesla batteries.