Career and the profession

Five projects by Hispanic architects

Five projects by Hispanic architects

Energy

A message to world leaders ahead of COP26

Devastating wildfires and brutal heat waves. Expanding drought. Disastrous storms and deadly flooding. Billions of dollars of damage and heartbreaking stories of lost lives and destroyed businesses and homes. Climate change is upon us, and the impacts we are witnessing and experiencing this year are but a harbinger of what’s to come in the years ahead if we collectively fail to act.

Handbook

Architect’s Guide to Business Continuity

An all new and timely resource that provides guidance for reducing vulnerability so firms can remain open despite disruptions.

Citizen Architect

Yiselle​ Santos Rivera, AIA

For Yiselle Santos Rivera, the idea that advocacy and architecture are inseparable came early. The University of Puerto Rico, where Santos Rivera completed her undergraduate degree in environmental science and design, is embedded in one of San Juan’s most storied neighborhoods and has been the site of numerous protests. The architecture professors talked openly about their own histories of activism, and they taught students to view architecture not as a mere act of building, but as a profession that promotes human dignity, a strong culture, and resilient communities.

Career and the profession

A’21: Staying open for business during uncertain times

David Haresign, FAIA, and Barbara Campagna, FAIA, share reports from the trenches on surviving and thriving during the pandemic.

Resilience

Crunch time for infrastructure legislation

Groundbreaking infrastructure legislation is not over the finish line yet. It’s critical that architects keep up our campaign to remind policymakers that buildings are infrastructure.

Resilience

What architects need to know about hazard and climate risk

Getting a handle on climate and hazard risk will help you help your clients. How can you build the most resilient, adaptive projects?

How To

AIA Resilience and Adaptation Certificate Series

Do you want to integrate resilience into the design services your firm offers? The Resilience and Adaptation series is your answer. This exclusive multi-course series covers hazard mitigation, community resilience, and adaptation. Take all courses to learn best practices for mitigating risk for hazards, shocks, and stresses and adapting to changing conditions. Perfect for mid-career professionals.

Webinar

Business Continuity Planning for Architects

AIAU

This 60-minute course will help you leverage AIA’s newly-updated Architect’s Guide to Business Continuity, a free online resource. Take action and build a plan to ensure your firm is prepared. At the end of the course, you’ll know how to inventory the resources that enable your firm to run, perform a business impact analysis, determine possible strategies and solutions you might deploy to ensure you stay in business. Further, you’ll understand how to identify potential risks and develop a response to a resulting disruption.

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