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Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA

Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA
Inaugurated 2015 AIA President

The Institute's 91st President draws parallels between America's architectural and cultural narratives. Reinvention, she says, is a legacy that architects should be proud to represent.

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AIA News

AIA Prioritizes Resilient Design, Product Transparency

Posted Jan 06, 2015 by AIA National

New statements on resilience & healthy materials expand the AIA's environmental advocacy.

2015 Honor Award Recipients Announced

Posted Dec 21, 2014 by AIA National

The recipients of five of the AIA's Honor Awards for 2015 have been announced, including the Gold Medal, the Architecture Firm Award, and the Edward C. Kemper Award. Learn more.

Architects Aim to Make Us Healthier

Posted Dec 16, 2014 by AIA National

Scientific American explores how architects are working with medical professionals to make the built environment healthier for the public

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2015 Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference

Guided by a vision for the future of the profession, the conference provides AIA leaders with tools to influence and pursue action that will strengthen their components, firms, communities and society at large. There are opportunitis for creative dialogue through general sessions, workshops, networking and peer to peer connections. Leaders exchange information and ideas, provide input on AIA initiatives and advocate the AIA's federal agenda to members of Congres, working collectively toward a better future for architects. The agenda emphasizes component leadership and includes a dynamic legislative conference and workshops designed to help component officers and aspiring leaders become effective chapter and civic leaders.

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AIA Events

Building Code Essentials

Posted Jan 29, 2015 by User-Submitted

A program on the fundamental principles and concepts that inform certain prescriptive requirements in Building Codes.

2015 Medical Design Forum & Project Tour

Posted Jan 16, 2015 by User-Submitted

This forum will focus on innovations in the design of healthcare facilities and non-traditional care centers.

Zero Net Energy Homes - A Workshop

Posted Dec 23, 2014 by User-Submitted

With Marc Rosenbaum, P.E., a consultant on zero energy buildings, Passive Houses, Deep Energy Retrofits, and other projects.

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds to End 2014 on Solid Footing

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds to End 2014 on Solid Footing

Posted Jan 21, 2014 by AIA National

There were ten out of twelve months of increasing demand for design services in 2014, and the ABI points to a healthy outlook for the nonresidential construction industry. The December ABI score was 52.2, up from a mark of 50.9 in November.

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AIA Press Releases

Recovery for Construction Industry Projected to Result in Solid Increases in Spending Levels in 2015 & 2016

Posted Jan 28, 2015 by AIA National

Institutional project sector seen as key to market resurgence

14 Architects Selected to Receive the 2015 American Institute of Architects' Young Architects Award

Posted Jan 27, 2015 by AIA National

The American Institute of Architects has selected 14 recipients for the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award.

Architects Issue Statement on Architecture for Humanity

Posted Jan 20, 2015 by AIA National

The American Institute of Architects issued a statement on the closing of Architecture for Humanity.

2015 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Moshe Safdie, FAIA

2015 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Moshe Safdie, FAIA

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by AIA National

The Board of Directors of the AIA voted to award the 2015 AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie, FAIA, whose comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched millions of people and influenced generations of younger architects.

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AIA Awards

Ehrlich Architects Receives 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by AIA National

Firm noted for its Multicultural Modernism projects

Peter Eisenman, FAIA, Awarded 2015 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by AIA National

Highest honor bestowed upon educator in architecture

Rural Studio Awarded the 2015 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by AIA National

Award honors those who exemplify the profession's proactive social mandate

Architect's Knowledge Resource

2014 AIA Foresight Report

AIA Foresight Report

The Changing Context, Business and Practice of Architecture 2014

Access research about the impact of marketplace trends on business and growth.

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Navigating the Economy

Get the tools and tactics you need to plot your course through tough economic times.

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The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Learn how the industry is designing and building with health in mind.

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AIA Chapter News

Chapter News

ArchiStream takes to the Road

AIA Vermont and Architecture students from Norwich University have transformed an Airstream trailer into a traveling exhibit about architecture. The ArchiStream project was funded by an AIA Innovation grant and serves as a public outreach and education project. Learn more about the Innovation Grant recipients at


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