About The AIAPrograms & Initiatives
The AIA is the leader in creating a culture of quality for the architecture profession.
• AIA Strategic Plan—In line with its goals, the AIA Strategic Plan guides the AIA in its three key strategic initiatives: sustainability, integrated project delivery, and diversity.
• Walk the Walk—Join the AIA on a journey toward a more sustainable future. The AIA is committed to its goal of reaching at least a 50-percent carbon emission reduction by 2010 and carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.
• America’s Favorite Architecture—The result of a poll conducted by the AIA and Harris Interactive, America’s Favorite Architecture features 150 works of architecture—buildings, bridges, monuments, and memorials—that represent some of the best of America’s architectural heritage.
• Shape of America—In its companion initiative, America’s Favorite Architecture, Americans from coast to coast engaged in a conversation about their favorite 150 works of architecture. The AIA is continuing the national dialogue through a stimulating series of videos, in which AIA architects share their personal stories, opinions, and insights about these works of architecture.
• Diversity—The AIA recognizes that diversity can add a special richness to the architecture profession and is committed to mirroring the society we serve.
• Integrated Practice/Integrated Project Delivery—The AIA remains at the forefront of the integrated project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures, and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to reduce waste and optimize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.
• Blueprint for America—Intended to inspire communities to come together around architecture, Blueprint provides the opportunity for individuals to collaborate with AIA architects and share their ideas for creating livable communities.
• Center for Communities by Design—The Center for Communities by Design is a catalyst, convener, and source of information that helps AIA members work with citizens and other stakeholders to envision and create more livable communities.
• 2030 Commitment—A commitment to reduce energy consumption in the built environment by the year 2030 requires a leadership role among all architects, and the AIA is leading the way.