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Celebrate Architecture

National Architecture Week is a time in which we celebrate architecture and its profound impact on our daily lives.

This year National Architecture Week took place April 6-12. Observed near the birthday of our nation’s first president/architect, Thomas Jefferson, the week featured a variety of activities that highlighted architects’ design works and the impact on all of usfrom our local churches and schools to homes, offices, stores, and more.
So explore and see how we celebrated!

Cool Spaces

Cool Spaces! A TV show hosted by Stephen Chung, AIA
Want to see some really cool spaces? The new TV show, Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture, debuts on PBS this month. Each week take an up-close and informative tour of some of the most innovative architecture in the U.S.
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2013 Architecture is Awesome Contest Winnder
Inspired by architecture? More than 2,000 Instagram users are and they showed it in our Architecture Is Awesome photo contest. From their favorite stairways, doors, or other architectural details and more, this contest showed the 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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Telling Our Story

Who doesn't like a good story? All week, we combined the magic of stories with some of the most innovative, creative architects we know to show the power of architects. Here we feature an overview of just how much architecture affects our daily lives.

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Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

What inspired you to become an architect? What tools did you use along the way? Who helped you? We've asked some awarding-winning architects to share their stories above. Let's hear from you too!

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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.

  • 2015 April 12–18
  • 2016 April 10–16
  • 2017 April 9–15
  • 2018 April 8–14

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