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AIA Alliances fosters relationships with organizations that support the architectural profession. Scroll through recent photos, read articles and press releases, or watch videos to learn more about AIA Alliances.
News & Announcements
Registration opens for UIA 2014 Durban
Register now for the 2014 International Union of Architects World Congress next August in Durban, South Africa. Against the backdrop of this diverse and multi-layered city, UIA 2014 Durban invites practitioners, academics, designers and students from all disciplines involved with city making to contribute to a unique debate on human settlements and the evolution of cities. The Congress theme – ‘architecture OTHERWHERE’ – will celebrate diversity by exploring other communities, other regions, other disciplines, and other ways of thinking about, practicing and teaching in the built environment. Early registration ends December 31, 2013.Register now.
Architects find leadership in sustainability
As sustainability has evolved from an emerging trend to a mainstream global movement, architects are uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in influencing and advancing the future through their work. The Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan, prepared by Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, identifies four priority areas where the AIA can most effectively strengthen the sustainable leadership of architects. Learn more.
Case Study features AIA Members' pro bono work
Ruhl Walker Architects designs Hawaii Wildlife Center
Public Architecture has just released the second in an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members participating in The 1% who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. Learn more.
Partnerships promote healthy behaviors
Building sector & public health collaborate to reduce obesity in children
As public health organizations and built environment organizations, like AIA, continue to build partnerships through collaboration we will see an increase in positive health outcomes. According to a recent article published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, these collaborations can reduce childhood obesity by driving changes in the design of buildings and outdoor space to promote physical and healthy eating. Learn more.
About AIA Strategic Alliances + Initiatives
The AIA’s Strategic Alliances + Initiatives department is responsible for direction and oversight of AIA’s relationships with allied and non-profit organizations that support key Institute initiatives related to collaboration, sustainability, globalization, and other industry transformation trends. The staff works with staff, members, and groups to create and oversee ongoing strategic relationships with four types of organizations important to fulfilling AIA’s mission: collateral organizations involved in the education and licensing of architects; allied professional or trade organizations; organizations involved in providing public architecture education; and, international architectural organizations.