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Firm management

Practice considerations: Manage your architecture firm’s risk in response to COVID-19

This article is intended to be a resource for Architects and Architecture firms in developing a firm-specific response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program:

AIA and its architect volunteers assist communities following disasters. Updates regarding AIA’s activities in disaster areas, member efforts, recovery resources and volunteer opportunities are provided below.

COVID-19 resources for architects

As we navigate this unprecedented crisis in our global community, AIA is committed to equipping our members with the information they need to help navigate these uncertain times. This page is intended provide guidelines, policies, and tools for our members and will be updated frequently as new resources are made available.

Firm management

Architect standard of care relative to site visits during the COVID-19 pandemic

Architecture firms are undoubtedly facing many challenges and decisions as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.

Economic & industry resources

Looking to make better business decisions and plans for the future? Compare trends within the industry through the primary data sources below that include information pertinent to the profession.

March 2020 Special Report: Moving ahead, challenging times confront the design professions

Like most other businesses, U.S. architecture firms are heading into uncharted waters regarding what the economy holds in store for them as the COVID-19 pandemic plays out globally.

Firm management

COVID-19: Getting involved

The COVID-19 public health crisis has rapidly reshaped the world’s attention and priorities. Beyond the demands of managing firms, and concerns about the broader economy, one of the most common questions AIA is receiving now is: How do I get involved?

Free AIAU courses for AIA members

To help navigate these uncertain times, we’re offering valuable learning resources—some of AIAU’s best business and tech courses—to AIA members for free.

Career and the profession

Amid uncertainty around COVID-19, architects adjust to a new normal

ABI February 2020: A solid business performance heading into a period of economic upheaval

February marked the sixth straight of month of revenue growth for architecture firms

A message from Robert Ivy, FAIA

There is no higher responsibility – personally or professionally – than protecting the health, safety and welfare of each other and the communities we serve. Even as we process the disturbing news each day, I encourage you to reflect on how this crisis has exposed what is best about being human. This difficult and uncertain time has reminded us of our shared humanity, and inspired us to follow our better angels of compassion, sacrifice, and courage in the face of the unknown.

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