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The AIA offers research resources for Economics and Market Research and the Practice of Architecture.
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Economics and Market Research

2013 AIA Compensation Survey Report
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Press Release

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The Business of Architecture: 2014 AIA Firm Survey Report
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The Business of Architecture: 2012 AIA Survey Report on Firm Characteristics
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2012 State Economic Profiles

2009 AIA Environmental Scan
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Monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) Updates
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2007 AIA Client Perception Study
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Economic and Construction Outlook in the Gulf States After Hurricane Katrina (2006 to 2008)
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Practice of Architecture (AIA-Funded Research)

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Journals & Articles

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Practice of Architecture

    The Academy Journal (AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH))
    The Academy Journal publishes articles of particular interest to AIA members and the interested public involved in the fields of healthcare architecture, planning, design, research, and construction. Its goal is to promote awareness and educational exchange between architects and healthcare providers and to broaden our base of understanding about our clients. View the archives.

    CAE Trends Reports
    Research conducted by the committee, including interviews and results from the past several year’s CAE Design Awards recipients, is featured here in a resource designed to provide members with support for including some of the most effective and innovative educational design trends in their work.
    Buildings that Teach
    Buildings In ContextEnvironmental SustainabilityInnovation | Layers of Connection Multiple Uses | Social and Cultural Significance
    The Community Within
    Innovative StrategiesCommunity PartnershipsLearning SpacesSustainability

    Design for Aging Review (DFAR) Data Mining Reports
    The purpose of these research projects are to describe patterns and statistics from the data; and share the findings with architects.  A second part of the projects is to assess the submission form questions and the quality of the data received to determine how to improve the DFAR Design Competition submittal process to produce usable and informative data in the future.
    Design for Aging Review 10 Insights and Innovations: The State of Senior Housing
    (2010, December)
    The second consecutive design competition analysis performed by the Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative, the DFAR10 Insights Study evaluated over 90 leading-edge senior living projects from around the country, as well as several international projects. The study identified commonalities that reflect larger-scale trends and unique features that challenge those trends.
    Design for Aging Review 9 Data Mining Findings
    (2008, October)
    The DFAR9 Data Mining study was conducted by the Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative; and analyzed data collected by DFA’s first web-based submission process for their ninth biennial Design for Aging Review design competition. The study took into account all 72 projects submitted to the design competition, with particular attention paid to the 36 award recipients at different times during the analysis. The study received the AIA/AAHSA Design for Aging Publication Award for research in 2009.

    Research & Design – The Quarterly of the AIA Research Corporation
    Research & Design v1 n1
    (1978, January) – Solar Architecture
    Research & Design v1 n2
    (1978, April) – Seismic Design
    Research & Design v1 n3
    (1978, July) – Post-Occupancy Evaluation
    Research & Design v1 n4
    (1978, October) – Baseline
    Research & Design v2 n1
    (1979, January) – Passive Technology
    Research & Design v2 n2
    (1979, Spring) – Climate and Architecture
    Research & Design v2 n3
    (1979, Fall) – Passive Cooling
    Research & Design v2 n4
    (1980, Spring) – Researching the ‘80s
    Research & Design v3 n1
    (1980, Summer) – Energy Conscious Redesign

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