Resilience

A riverfront neighborhood at risk: Fortifying Chesterfield Heights

Student researchers from Hampton University and Old Dominion University collaborated on design solutions for a community at risk from sea level rise.

Moderating economic growth triggers construction forecast downgrade for 2017 and 2018

Due to disappointing construction spending and a lack of economic growth over the first half of 2017, the construction industry will see slower growth through 2018.

Conference

SpeakUp: AIA Advocacy & Action Event

The Curtis Hotel

Denver

Speak Up is a dynamic, three-day hands-on training where architects will develop skills to advocate for their profession and their communities.

ABI June 2017: Firm billings start summer on a strong note

Architecture firms continued to report strong business conditions to start the summer, with the ABI score for June climbing more than a point from last month.

2017 Housing Awards

The Housing Awards recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

Report

AIA 2030 Commitment By the Numbers

An overview of the progress that projects and firms are making towards greater energy efficiency and the profession's 2030 targets.

Design and health

When it comes to design, what is a healthy dose of daylight?

Researchers at USC are trying to improve the well-being of building occupants by determining the relationship between light and health.

How to broaden and deepen adoption of sustainable design

To advance both the use and the impact of sustainable design, advocates will need to listen to their clients' needs and respond accordingly.

Career and the profession

Setting up emerging professionals for licensure and success

A joint survey from AIA and NCARB shows a clear divide in whether or not architectural associates are getting the support they need in their firms to pursue licensure.

How film can enrich good design stories

The winner of the 2016 I Look Up Film Challenge encourages architects to embrace the power of film.

Social impact

2017 Architecture Firm Award recipient creates a sustainable future for San Francisco housing

Emerging leaders at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects discuss how their firm is expanding both the Bay Area's housing options and their own room to grow.

Sustainability

Architects oppose US withdrawal from climate agreement

AIA announced its opposition to the administration's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord.

The long and winding road to AIA Fellowship

A newly recognized Fellow of the American Institute of Architects describes his journey from application to investiture, noting potential pitfalls along the way.

2017 AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards

Every year, the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development teams with AIA’s Housing Knowledge Community to celebrate projects that demonstrate affordable, accessible and well-designed housing.

I Look Up Film Challenge

Architecture is at its best when it’s practiced in service of a community. Share your story with us.

AIA Public Awareness Campaign 2017: 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

Social impact

What the New Urban Agenda means for architects

A new initiative from AIA's Strategic Council encourages small- and medium-scale communities to embrace the aims of the New Urban Agenda.

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