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An Architect's Story

A month after unexpectedly losing his sight during surgery, Chris Downey, AIA, went back to the office. His story exemplifies what architects can accomplish and demonstrates that looking up doesn’t necessary require the ability to see.

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Call for Entries: 2016 Honor Awards (PDF)

Posted Jun 12, 2015 by AIA National

Submit your work by August 21 and demonstrate your firm's accomplishments.

How Design-Build Can Save Your Architecture Firm Money

Posted May 22, 2015 by AIA National

Architizer takes a closer look at new AIA contract documents that can help residential firms increase revenue.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle Headquarters Awarded with the COTE Top Ten Plus

Posted Apr 28, 2015 by AIA National

AIA President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, authors this article in The Hill about the ZGF Architects designed building.


2015 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition/CACE Annual Meeting

For the second year, ASAE and the AIA CACE will meet together. More than 5,500 nonprofit and association industry professionals are expected to attend. You will be able to attend all ASAE events associated with the meeting the only exclusions being any pre or post conference additional activities and/or the ASAE Foundation Classic Fund Raising event on Monday, August 5.

In addition, there will be CACE specific events as in the past. This will include our CACE Business Meeting, CACE Best Practices Sessions, CACE Networking Opportunities, CACE Networking Reception and the CACE Awards Banquet. The first CACE event takes place at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 8.

For more information about the ASAE conference please visit the ASAE website.

AIA Events

RTC Europe 2015

Posted Jul 01, 2015 by User-Submitted

Join us and learn from some of the world's top instructors and industry experts.


Posted Jul 01, 2015 by AIA National

Anticipating the real and potential effects of cultural and climatic change - Keynote speaker Thom Mayne, FAIA

Completing Payment Applications and Change Orders Efficiently

Posted Jun 24, 2015 by AIA National

Understand the critical aspects of the Payment Application and Change Orders, and how to correctly and and efficiently complete them.

Architecture Billings Index Returns to Positive Territory

Architecture Billings Index Returns to Positive Territory

Posted June 24, 2015 by AIA National

Led by growing demand for new schools, hospitals, cultural facilities and municipal buildings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased in May with a score of 51.9, up from a mark of 48.8 in April.

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AIA Press Releases

Larger, More Accessible Homes Increase in Demand by Homeowners Preparing to Age-In-Place

Posted Jun 29, 2015 by AIA National

Residential architects report robust business conditions

Architects Push for Passage of Bipartisan National Design Services Act

Posted Jun 25, 2015 by AIA National

The act will give architecture students relief from crushing student loan debt

Two recipients selected for the David W. Lakamp a/e ProNet Scholarship

Posted Jun 25, 2015 by AIA National

Awarded to architecture students who demonstrate interest in architecture practice management

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

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2014 AIA Foresight Report

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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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Fields of Dreams

AIA Cincinnati is sponsoring Fields of Dreams, an international baseball-themed photography competition to honor the role of architecture in America's favorite sport. Submit your photos and stories of special places where you enjoyed baseball by June 15th. Cash prizes will be awarded, visit for details.



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