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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

An Investment in Preparedness

Posted Sep 29, 2015 by AIA National

Sherry-Lee Bloodworth-Botop, Executive Director of the Architects Foundation, discusses the importance of the first National Resilience Initiative (NRI) annual report.

Could this financing model be a solution to the student debt crisis?

Posted Sep 14, 2015 by AIA National

The Denver Business Journal covers the AIA's work on legislation that provides recent architectural graduates loan assistance or tuition forgiveness in return for providing pro-bono services to the community.

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

AIA Convention 2016
May 19-21, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AIA Convention is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that comes just once a year.

To find out more about why you should join us visit the AIA Convention 2016 website.

AIA Events

2015 AIA Taliesin Colloquium

Posted Oct 03, 2015 by AIA National

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

AIA Leadership Institute

Posted Oct 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.

AAJ 2015 Fall Conference

Posted Oct 02, 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.

Architecture Billings Index Backslides Slightly

Architecture Billings Index Backslides Slightly

Posted Sept 23, 2015 by AIA National

The ABI slipped in August after showing mostly healthy business conditions so far this year with a score of 49.1, down from a mark of 54.7 in July. Midwest and South regions continue to see the best business conditions.

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AIA Press Releases

Look Up Film Challenge Winners Selected, Public Vote to Commence

Posted Oct 03, 2015 by AIA National

Film Challenge Highlights Impact Architects Have on Communities

Architects Issue Statement on House Energy & Commerce Committee Mark-Up of Energy Bill

Posted Oct 01, 2015 by AIA National

AIA Opposes Legislation That Guts Energy Conservation Goals for Federal Buildings

AIA to Hold Screening of Look Up Film Challenge Winning Videos

Posted Sep 30, 2015 by AIA National

National contest for filmmakers to showcase impact architects have on communities

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

Fellowship Deadline Approaching

Posted Sep 18, 2015 by AIA National

Deadline for Fellowship is October 16, 2015 prior to 5:00 pm.

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

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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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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