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.
Mayors and architects join forces on sustainability and equity
The U.S. Conference of Mayors vows to partner with architects on two of the most crucial issues of our time.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. building infrastructure needs 21st century upgrades
It’s critical to prioritize buildings: homes, schools, hospitals, offices, and civic centers. Tell Congress to include “buildings” in the infrastructure package.Act now
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?
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.
Business Continuity Planning for Architects
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.
AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
AIA members are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. The AIA Code of Ethics guides members’ conduct in fulfilling those obligations. The Code applies to the professional activities of all AIA members, regardless of their membership category. The Code is arranged in three tiers: Canons (broad principles of conduct); Ethical standards (more specific goals toward which each should aspire); Rules of conduct (mandatory requirements). Read the AIA Code of Ethics.