Social impact

Big lessons from a tiny library

How do you select the pro bono work that is right for you? Three leaders at Fanning Howey share lessons learned from a recent tiny library project.

Design and health

How health factors into green building rating systems: LEED v4

How do the major green building rating systems consider human health impacts? The first in a series on green building certifications and health examines LEED v4.

I Look Up Film Challenge

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

ABI July 2017: Upturn at architecture firms continues

Following on the heels of a strong spring season, billings at US architecture firms continued their upward trajectory in July.

Where architects stand: A statement of our values

The AIA works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.


Materials transparency in practice: Earning LEED v4 points

As part of an increased emphasis on materials transparency, disclosing and optimizing the materials chosen for a project can now earn you LEED v4 points.

Firm management

The impact of foreign direct investment on architecture

Before working on projects for foreign clients, leaders at US-based architecture firms should first understand how foreign investors operate.

UIA Congress offers a glimpse into South Korean architecture market

As the 2017 UIA World Architects Congress in Seoul approaches, a South Korean specialist explains the country's burgeoning design business.

Career and the profession

Weaving international work into your architecture career

An international designer shares six tips on how he built an international network and practiced architecture abroad.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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