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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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NBC's Today Show Offers Homeowners Advice on Home Renovation Projects

Posted Jul 30, 2015 by AIA National

Experts cite AIA Contract Documents as a necessity for working with contractors

AIA to Congress: Don't renege on federal energy efficiency commitments

Posted Jul 22, 2015 by AIA National

AIA President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, authors this op-ed in The Hill.

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 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

CRAN Symposium 2015

Posted Jul 20, 2015 by AIA National

Bringing together architects from across the country to learn, share, and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture

Guide to Using AIA Contract Documents and Software. In-Person!

Posted Jul 20, 2015 by AIA National

Don't miss this opportunity to attend an interactive session on the latest version of AIA Contract Documents and Software!

2nd International Conference Interior Composites and Lightweight Materials

Posted Jul 20, 2015 by User-Submitted

Composites are now spreading throughout the aircraft.

Institutional Project Demand Drives ABI to Highest Mark Since 2007

Institutional Project Demand Drives ABI to Highest Mark Since 2007

Posted July 22, 2015 by AIA National

Paced by continued demand for projects such as new education and healthcare facilities, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased in June to a score of 55.7, up substantially from a mark of 51.9 in May.

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AIA Press Releases

Healthy Growth Expected for Nonresidential Construction Market

Posted Jul 29, 2015 by AIA National

Double digit spending increases expected in commercial sector in 2015 and 2016

Architects Oppose Repeal of Key Energy Conservation Goals for Federal Buildings

Posted Jul 27, 2015 by AIA National

The AIA's statement on the release of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

Eight Projects Selected for National Healthcare Design Awards

Posted Jul 20, 2015 by AIA National

Projects showcase the best of healthcare building design and health design-oriented research

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.

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.

Ehrlich Architects Receives 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by AIA National

Firm noted for its Multicultural Modernism projects

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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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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