For immediate release:
Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2014 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced its support for S.2652, introduced Thursday by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), which would streamline the federal contracting process for designers and architects and result in government buildings that are the best value for taxpayers.
Please attribute the following statement to AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA:
“We thank Sen. Fischer for her vision in introducing Design-Build legislation in the Senate, and look forward to working with her to make this legislation a reality as soon as possible.
“Passing design-build reform would enable the government to get the most out of taxpayer dollars by letting architects and designers deliver projects that are safe and secure - while saving money for both the federal government and taxpayers.
“We are excited to see contracting reform gaining momentum on Capitol Hill and are renewing our pledge to work to make this bill law.”
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 wellbeing. 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.