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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.

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.

Firm management

What can firms do to retain young talent?

At AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, young professionals from several firms will discuss how to cultivate new leaders and how to keep them around.


Grassroots 2017

Grand Hyatt Washington


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

AIA Healthcare Design Awards

This awards program, now open for submissions, showcases the best in healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research.

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.

2017 Associates Awards

The Associate AIA members who received the 2017 Associates Award have already made significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.

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.

2017 Young Architects Awards

The recipients of the 2017 Young Architects Award have all made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

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.

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.

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.

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.