Social impact

Architects prioritize design as a school security solution

How well can anyone plan for the chaos and violence of a school shooting? Architects are positioning themselves as experts in the national conversation.

AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

Javits Center

New York

Social impact

Protecting vulnerable populations in the face of climate change

Climate change will have the biggest impact on those who are already the most vulnerable. At A’18, architects debated what they can do about it.

Firm management

How to combat harassment in the architecture profession

Human resources expert Shirley Davis spoke at A'18 about how architects can foster inclusive workplaces where employees can thrive personally and professionally.

Career and the profession

Three new leaders elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

The 2020 President-elect, the 2019-2020 Secretary, and an At-large Director were elected in New York City.

Career and the profession

New resolutions recommit AIA to equity and diversity

Delegates at the 2018 AIA Annual Meeting voted to make the Institute more supportive of difference, more steadfast in inclusiveness, and more explicit in justice.

AIA Public Awareness Campaign 2018: Blueprint for Better

Learn more about how we’re getting the word out about the powerful social impact of architects and how you can become involved

2018 Small Project Awards

The Small Project Practitioners present the 2018 Small Project Awards, recognizing small project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small project design.

Career and the profession

Sir David Adjaye revisits his finest designs at A’18

In his Day 1 keynote at Radio City Music Hall, the influential architect discussed prominent projects from a storied career.

Social impact

Why do public space and quality of life go hand in hand?

At the A’18 workshop “Sharing the City,” architects, designers, and public officials gathered to discuss public space and gain practical knowledge to make communities more functional and enjoyable.

Firm management

Sheela Søgaard speaks to A’18 on the business of architecture

The CEO of Bjarke Ingels Group turned her Day 2 keynote at Radio City Music Hall into a 30-minute masterclass on the firm’s business model and growth strategies.

Resilience

How to marry design thinking and public input for resilient infrastructure

Architects at A’18 prioritize innovation and community involvement for the resilient infrastructure projects of tomorrow.

Where we stand: Professional licensure

AIA strongly opposes any efforts to reduce or remove requirements for the professional licensing of architects.

Where we stand: Buildings are infrastructure

Whether we live in big cities or small towns, Americans have the right to quality schools, hospitals and libraries—all the infrastructure that shelter, protect and uplift our communities.

Firm management

For small firms, tax reform brings advocacy wins with undefined benefits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will allow small architecture firms to be taxed at lower individual rates—but for some, that’s not the whole picture.

Harassment resources

Resources for members to identify and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

How To

The Safety Assessment Program

The Safety Assessment Program training provides built environment professionals with the knowledge to evaluate buildings after a disastrous event.

Where we stand

We stand for a just and equitable profession. Now more than ever, the collective voice of architects is essential for designing a better future for our world.

Find out how

ABI April 2018: Healthy growth in billings continues

A positive score in April extended the string to seven straight months that US architecture firms have reported gains in design billings.

Firm management

The value of partnering technologists and designers

How a culture of collaboration between design and technology teams maximizes software and hardware results.

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