Reach peak performance by embracing your inner engineer
To design for optimal energy efficiency, architects must embrace early collaboration with engineers and energy modelers.
Should architects encourage population density to solve the affordable housing crisis?
ABI August 2018: End of summer sees healthy billings rebound
Firm billings saw a healthy jump in August, a positive sign for economic conditions as firms enter what is traditionally a seasonal slowdown.
Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program:
Projected to be a major hurricane by landfall, Hurricane Florence has prompted State of Emergency declarations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. In addition to hurricane force winds, storm surge is expected to bring 15-foot waves and inland rainfall could reach 20 inches.
The Safety Assessment Program
The Safety Assessment Program training provides built environment professionals with the knowledge to evaluate buildings after a disastrous event.
AIA Small Firm Compensation Report
The first-ever AIA Small Firm Compensation Report is dedicated to the unique needs and structure of small architecture firms.
How to talk to clients about materials transparency
Including materials health and environmental priorities in early conversations can be a critical step to ensuring a project is not only designed well but creates long-term benefits for occupants.
Selecting the right owner-architect agreement for a commercial project
Choosing the right owner-architect agreement is a critical step in the process. Find out more about four AIA Contract Documents commonly used in commercial projects.
The top 7 sources of uncertainty in building design
What keeps owners and project teams up at night? Discover their greatest fears, along with best practices for managing risks, in this new project planning guide.
Firm Survey Report
AIA's Firm Survey Report provides metrics and insights covering business practices, firm performance, and trends.
What wind and water can do to a building
What can architects do to prepare themselves and their buildings disastrous events like Hurricane Harvey?
2018 Justice Facilities Review
AIA's Academy of Architecture for Justice has selected fifteen recipients of the Justice Facilities Review awards program for 2018.
Where we stand: School design and student safety
Protecting the health, safety and welfare of building occupants is fundamental to what architects do. Over the course of almost two decades, architects have worked with school communities across the country in response to repeated acts of deadly violence targeting students and educators.
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
Letter to Andrew Wheeler Acting Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
AIA comment on EPA significant new use rule for asbestos
New practice models mean new risks
Innovative ventures highlight opportunities and pitfalls for newer firms that can be mitigated with help from the AIA Trust.
2018 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.
Going global: Sourcing creative talent across borders
In the first of a two-part series, international practice experts explore the challenges of recruiting and retaining a globally sourced creative workforce.