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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

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

Providing Legal Frameworks for Architectural Projects: Case Studies of AIA Contracts

Posted Dec 04, 2014 by AIA National

Architizer explores the catalog of AIA's Contract Documents to provide real-world examples of the benefits they offer.

Designing New Foundations for Public Health

Posted Dec 03, 2014 by AIA National

Robert Ivy authors this piece in the Huffington Post about how architects are already impacting public health.


2014 AAJ Fall Conference

The fabric of justice architecture is changing in response to the needs of society. In our own young Democracy, ideas about the whole and the individual demonstrate how we self-regulate our society’s fabric. Recent public outcry has never been greater to make changes to the status quo.

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AIA Events

The Design and Performance Advantages of Composite Shake, Shingle and Slate

Posted Dec 12, 2014 by User-Submitted

Discussion on green features of composite shake, shingle and slate versus alternatives.

Designing with Insulated Pre-cast Concrete

Posted Dec 12, 2014 by User-Submitted

Benefits of insulated precast concrete wall panel systems over conventional methods and IRC precast concrete requirements.

Practical Machine Foundation Design Workshop

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by User-Submitted

It is often the case in foundation design that understanding of machine, foundation and soil data can be lacking

Demand Softens, but Outlook for Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive

Demand Softens, but Outlook for Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive

Posted Dec 18, 2014 by AIA National

Buoyed by sustained demand for multi-family housing, coupled with state & local governments moving ahead with delayed public projects, the ABI has been positive for seven consecutive months with a November score of 50.9.

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AIA Press Releases

Architects Issue Statement on Congressional Extension of 179D

Posted Dec 17, 2014 by AIA National

Congressional Extension of 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction

Community & Neighborhood Design Remains Focused on Accessibility & Leveraging Existing Neighborhood Assets

Posted Dec 15, 2014 by AIA National

Billings at residential architecture firms remain strong

Architects, AIA Foundation and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Name Members of First Design and Health Research Consortium

Posted Dec 15, 2014 by AIA National

Teams Chosen Reflect Wide Range of Research Activities into Design/Health Connection

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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SmartMarket Healthier Buildings

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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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