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Celebrate Architecture

In 2015, National Architecture Week will take place on April 12-18. We will be celebrating architecture as a source of reinvention, recognizing the architect’s profound ability to impact an industry through design, a community through a building’s purpose, and the beauty of architecture itself through restoration and historic preservation.

This week also falls on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13. While not educated as an architect, Jefferson is the only U.S. president to be recognized for his architectural affinity.

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Twitter Chat
On Wednesday, April 15 at 2 PM, @AIANational will host a special edition #AIAchat. The VIP host for our #archweek15 chat is Stephen Ayers, FAIA, the official Architect of the Capitol, who will take over the @uscapitol Twitter account for the hour.
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Inspired by architecture? Our Instagram followers are; we have over 2,200 who look down before looking up and embrace the world around them. From stairways to doors, other architectural details and more, we share a wide range of architectural delights.
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Architecture Fast Facts

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  • All 50 states require architects to be licensed
  • 47% of architects’ projects involve renovation
  • Architecture firms employ approximately 158,000 people in the U.S.
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AIA chapters around the country will be holding local National Architecture Week gatherings, including events in Boston; Springfield, Missouri; St. Louis; and Virginia. Find an event in your area and celebrate with the AIA.

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My Favorite Building

Individual buildings buildings can have more personal meaning than others. A new project can reinvent the way we use, see, or experience them within our community. Sometimes it’s their resilience, never changing or moving, that holds the meaning and represents something constant in our lives.

What is your favorite building? Why is it special to you? Look up and snap a photo, then share your story on Instagram using #ilookup and #ArchWeek15. See it featured in the photo gallery on

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Future Dates

Future Dates

National Architecture Week is observed annually in April, which is the birth month of Thomas Jefferson, the nation's only president/architect.

  • 2016 April 10–16
  • 2017 April 9–15
  • 2018 April 8–14

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