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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 necessarily require the ability to see.

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AIA News

How Smarter School Architecture Can Help Kids Eat Healthier Food

Posted Aug 20, 2015 by AIA National

Fast Company takes a closer look at the growing obesity crisis among children

Always Wondered Who Creates the Industry Standard AIA Contract Documents?

Posted Aug 13, 2015 by AIA National

Meet the 35 design, construction, law, & insurance experts who draft & revise AIA Contract Documents over voluntary ten year term.

Call for Entries: 2016 Collaborative and Professional Achievement (PDF)

Posted Jul 16, 2014 by AIA National

Submit your submission for the 2016 Collaborative & Professional Achievement Awards or 2016 Honorary Membership by October 3. Download the call for entries (PDF).

2015 Committee on Design Fall Conference
October 1-4, 2015
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence is experiencing a rebirth, culturally and economically. This smaller city provides one of the best examples anywhere of how good design, innovative small-scale architecture, creative use of old infrastructure, and an urban planning vision can help smaller cities thrive.

Please join us to learn how this smaller city has evolved and where future planning and development is going. We will visit projects and highlights in multiple locations and hear from talented local architects about the opportunities and challenges in making a difference in a smaller city. Not to be missed is Saturday night’s Providence WaterFire!

For additional information visit the COD website.

AIA Events

AAJ 2015 Fall Conference

Posted Sep 03, 2015 by AIA National

This year's conference is focusing on the future of justice and we are calling planners and design professionals to challenge the status quo.

AIA Leadership Institute

Posted Sep 03, 2015 by AIA National

A program designed to provide leadership education for architects and emerging professionals to empower them towards becoming effective leaders within their firms and the communities they serve.

2015 AIA Taliesin Colloquium

Posted Sep 03, 2015 by AIA National

Join us for this year's event focused on the the whole-building life cycle Assessment.

Strong Conditions Persist for Architecture Billings Index

Strong Conditions Persist for Architecture Billings Index

Posted Aug 19, 2015 by AIA National

The ABI is reflecting healthy and sustained demand for design services in nearly all nonresidential project types. The July ABI score was 54.7, with the long struggling Northeast region starting to rebound.

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AIA Press Releases

AIA and Architecture 2030 Launch AIA+2030 Online Series to Help Architects Meet 2030 Challenge Targets

Posted Sep 03, 2015 by AIA National

In Partnership with Architecture 2030 and AIA Seattle, First Course in AIA+2030 Online Series Launched

Architects' Launch Second Request for Qualifications as Design and Health Research Consortium Expands

Posted Sep 01, 2015 by AIA National

New Consortium Member Applications Due October 16 For University-led Research

Architecture Firm Compensation Back on an Upward Trajectory

Posted Aug 11, 2015 by AIA National

Latest Compensation Survey Finds Average Compensation for Staff Positions up 3.5 percent from 2013

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

AIA Awards - Resource Page

Posted Aug 03, 2015 by AIA National

General Honor Awards program information.

2016 HA Deadlines

Posted Aug 05, 2015 by AIA National

2016 HA Deadlines

Show Us Your Best Work

Posted Jul 15, 2015 by AIA National

Submit for the 2016 Institute Honor Awards - deadline is August 21, prior to 5:00 PM Eastern.

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

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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