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The Angle Archive: 2011

December 15, 2011


Eleven for ’11: The Biggest Policy and Political Developments that Shaped Architecture in 2011


December 1, 2011


Supercommittee focused on reducing nation’s debt fails to come to an agreement; Legislators show support for transportation bill as Chairman pushes proposal release to 2012; Ohio professor engages architecture students in the community; and more


November 17, 2011


Architects play key role at IGCC final action hearings; Three percent withholding repeal passes Congress and heads to the President; AIA members respond in record numbers to the 2012 ‘Call for Issues;’ AIA component spotlight features AIA Seattle for working with partners to hold City Council candidate forum; and more


November 3, 2011


AIA launches 2012 ‘Call for Issues;’ U.S. Representative tells AIA members that congressional action still possible this year; Three percent withholding repeal passes House, awaits action in the Senate; Stalled Projects report released; Senate plans to unveil new transportation legislation; and more


October 20, 2011


Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction continues work…behind closed doors; Legislators introduce bill for energy efficiency retrofits; AIA Pennsylvania blocks stock school plans; New staff joins AIA National advocacy team; and more


October 6, 2011


Michigan bill reducing statute of limitations gets signed into law; Three percent withholding repeal gets a new champion; Federal government avoids another shutdown; ArchiPAC member involvement continues to break records; and more


September 22, 2011


Transportation enhancements saved . . . for now; Parties take different tacks in jobs packages, deficit reduction; Michigan House takes crucial step in reducing statute of limitations; and more


September 8, 2011


The AIA urges the President, Congress to take action on job growth; San Francisco members get the chance to ask tough questions to the mayoral candidates; component leadership grant deadline nears; and more


August 4, 2011


The Institute breaks down the debt ceiling debate; energy-saving legislation and energy use data necessary for a more efficient built environment; federal regional planning grant funding available to architects; state advocacy victories and opportunities; and more


July 21, 2011


The Angle takes a break from the "news of the day" and recaps the first half of 2011


July 7, 2011


Institute creating a database to link investors and stalled projects; North Star State government woes impact architects as well; Reminder to schedule visits with your DC representatives ASAP; Opportunity for your input on building codes advocacy; New and continuing resources for architect engagement in advocacy; and more


June 23, 2011


New historic preservation tax breaks coming down the pike; Higher debt ceiling without cutting spending?; Tennessee components beat back challenge to QBS; Grant funding available for innovative advocacy programs; Architects giving for public affairs purposes surpasses records, but more can be done; and more


June 9, 2011


Coming down to the wire on the SBA firm size proposal; Three-percent withholding the next big small-business issue; The Journal addresses architects' credit problems; New Citizen Architect "on the move;" and more


May 26, 2011


How the Institute is engaged in fighting new SBA size regulations; Architects rekindle the debate in support of a national "Good Sam" law; Lone Star Staters and others avail themselves of AIA grassroots tools; IGCC hearings: the good, the bad, and the yet-to-be-determined; Who (or, perhaps, where) is giving to ArchiPAC; and more


May 19, 2011


Convention 2011 – a recap of the advocacy activities in New Orleans and the takeaways for the rest of 2011


April 28, 2011


Convention 2011 -- what to do and see in New Orleans (beyond Bourbon Street): learning and networking about, and participating in, the Institute's advocacy efforts. Also, architects continue to take leadership roles in Missouri; learning about the debt ceiling; the Institute's upcoming Senate briefing on embassy design; and more


April 14, 2011


Shutdown averted, but tax reform considered; AIA collects comments for SBA small-business size provisions; Interior design deregulation heats up in Florida, as does discussion on North Carolina liability reform; What's up with ArchiPAC; and more


April 8, 2011


Special edition: "The Shutdown" and Other Washington Updates


March 31, 2011


AIA finds that an expired bond program backed up to $50 billion in projects; another federal government shutdown may be on the horizon; agency connections create opportunities; a Texas fight over the definition of practice heats up; a Southern California chapter hosts an architect-engagement event; and more


March 17, 2011


Japan -- and how architects can help; SBA proposes changes to firm size determinations; 1099 reform moves along at a crawl; AOC budget cuts on the table; updates from the states and ArchiPAC; how to spend the Congressional recess; and more


March 3, 2011


How the potential federal government shutdown is playing out; Solar Decathlon back on Mall; SBA works to lessen regulatory burden; updates on SGN activity; Component Spotlight; and more


February 17, 2011


Budget debates take center stage in Washington; AIA member architects asked about stalled projects; new housing reform proposal; local officials discuss IGCC; and more


February 10, 2011


Special Grassroots Conference Recap


January 20, 2011


Looking Ahead (and Preparing) for Grassroots; A New Tone in Washington; SGN to Meet in Two Weeks; Michigan Continuing Ed Reform; AIA Haiti Summit in New Orleans; and more


January 6, 2011


AIA Federal Agenda Released; Planning for February's Grassroots Conference; Tax Relief and Guidance Emerges; SGN's 20th Anniversary; and more


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