Design and health

A new era dawns in behavioral health design

Departing from the institutionalized care of the past, architects are designing behavioral health hospitals and clinics that better reflect the needs of patients and staff.

Career and the profession

Emerging Professionals Exhibit

"Call for Entries" to the EP Exhibit is now open!

Architects champion purposeful leadership at Grassroots 2019

At the Institute’s annual leadership conference, a focus on building partnerships complemented an underlying passion for design that makes a difference.


Women's History Month

Do you think architecture is an equitable profession for women?

How are architects designing for a good night’s sleep?

A pair of architects will provide the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Show with insights into how they design for better sleep.

Blueprint for Better Campaign 2019

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

Social impact

As architecture education faces a shift, how will our communities fit in?

Students, educators, and architects are calling for a stronger connection with communities and each other.

For “future-use architecture,” the time is now

A recent design exhibition in Los Angeles stressed the need for buildings that can accommodate change over time.

2019 AIA Awards - Young Architects

Emerging talent deserves recognition. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

2019 Associates Award

The AIA Associates Award is given to individual Associate AIA members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative thinkers for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.

Firm management

How one small firm survived the government shutdown

With 50 percent of its projects being public sector federal work, find out how an architectural firm in Golden, Colorado, weathered the recent shutdown.

2019 AIA Awards - Interior Architecture

The 2019 Interior Architecture program celebrates the most innovative and spectacular interior spaces. Impressive building interiors make their mark on the cities, places, and spaces where we live and work.

ABI December 2018: The year ends with slow billings growth

Though the pace of billings growth at architecture firms slowed modestly to end the year, firm billings increased every month of 2018.

2019 Gold Medal

Lord Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA

The work of Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA, has influenced architectural conversations and helped redefine an architect’s responsibilities to society.

2019 Architecture Firm Award


A collective of 140 designers operating at the apex of technologically complex buildings, Boston’s Payette challenges conventional hypotheses and cultivates design innovation without preconception.

Art, history, and religion

This adventure down the Rhine offered more than just sightseeing

Find out how an Architectural Adventures tour through Germany, France, and the Netherlands impacted a young architect.


Which materials can help reduce carbon emissions?

How findings from Drawdown, a New York Times bestseller, are aiding architects in fighting climate change through better materials and methods.


What style of energy modeling is right for a project?

ASHRAE Standard 209 can help you easily improve cost-effectiveness and energy use on a building project.

Social impact

Who does design include, benefit, or harm?

The AIA Design Justice Summit brought together advocates from around the US to identify solutions for injustices that manifest in the built environment.

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.

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