Contact: John Schneidawind
For immediate release
Washington, D.C. – May 7, 2014 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will be among 20 organizations taking part in an unprecedented announcement that commits designers, builders, operators and managers of the built environment to promoting resilience in a unified way.
The event will feature panel discussions with several of the 20 organizations’ CEOs who will explore how this industry and its members can make the nation's infrastructure and environment safer and more secure.
What: Press Conference/Announcement
Where: National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
When: 10 a.m., May 13, 2014
Randy Fiser, Executive Vice President, American Society of Interior Designers
Henry Green, President/CEO, National Institute of Building Sciences
Jason Hartke, Senior Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council
Robert Ivy, FAIA, CEO, the American Institute of Architects
Jim Kendzel, Executive Director/CEO, American Society of Plumbing Engineers
Tom Phoenix, President-Elect, ASHRAE
Chase Rynd, Hon. ASLA. Executive Director, National Building Museum
Michael Gardner, EVP, International Code Council
Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects
About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.