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Six steps to protect against copyright infringement claims

There is no silver bullet that will stop all infringement claims from being made, but these six steps will limit risk and help defend your work.

Conference

Grassroots 2017

Grand Hyatt Washington

Washington

Grassroots 2017 emphasizes component leadership and workshops designed to help component officers become more effective chapter and civic leaders.

Justice Facilities Review Awards

The 2017 Justice Facilities Review Awards, which document best practices in planning and design for justice architecture, are now open for submissions.

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.

ABI January 2017: Billings flat to start the year

The ABI score of 49.5 for January indicates a very modest decline in firm billings, the first since September.

Where we stand: Immigration and visa restrictions

We believe that people who desire to live, work, and travel to and from the US are vital to American growth and innovation.

Building science and technology

What architects should know about building modeling in early design

This introductory overview provides architects with necessary energy modeling insight to ensure their buildings perform as designed.

Building science and technology

How to build a passive house using a prefabricated panel system

A principal at a Kansas City firm offers step-by-step instructions on how his firm went about a recent passive house project.

Design specialty

This new tool helps architects design façades with comfort in mind

A principal with Miller Hull explains how a new tool from Payette can both address comfort issues and help architects become better communicators.

Firm management

What to consider before merging with a contractor

When considering a major firm merger, keep these six potential challenges in mind.

Design specialty

Designing for the modern working mom

Updated design standards, including best practices for lactation room design, mirror a larger national conversation about women in the workplace.

Even with uncertainties looming, healthy gains projected for 2017 building activity

Though 2016 was a chaotic year for nonresidential building activity, AIA's construction forecast continues to anticipate several more years of healthy growth.

Architects in the news

A weekly overview of stories on design leadership and AIA members from publications around the world.

2017 AIA Honors - Collaborative Achievement

The Collaborative Achievement recognizes the excellence that comes from architects working with those outside the profession to improve the spaces where people live and work.

Report

Recommendations from AIA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission

A blue-ribbon panel of architects, educators, and diversity experts came together to strengthen the commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at AIA and in every practice.

2017 Twenty-five Year Award

Grand Louvre - Phase I

This 71-foot-high glass and stainless steel pyramid designed by I.M. Pei, FAIA, rivals the Eiffel Tower as one of France’s most recognizable architectural icons.

2017 Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture

Alan Greenberger, FAIA

Every facet of the City of Philadelphia's recent transformation from post-industrial city in trouble to model of sustainable practices bears the mark of Alan Greenberger, FAIA.