Alejandro Aravena closes opening keynote at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

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2017 COTE Top Ten

See this year’s recipients of the COTE Top Ten Award, the industry’s premier program celebrating sustainable design excellence.

Career and the profession

Michelle Obama speaks to A’17 on the impact of design

Michelle Obama sat down with Thomas Vonier, FAIA, at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 to talk about the need for diversity and equity in architecture and beyond.

Firm management

How the revised AIA Contract Documents will affect your practice

Find out how the 2017 revisions to AIA's core set of Contract Documents will impact the way you do business.

ABI March 2017: Firms seeing strong conditions entering busy season

Architecture firm billings bumped back up in March, suggesting that design activity is off to a solid start for the year.

2017 Young Architects Award

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


Shelter from the storm: Designing for hazard mitigation

This shelter in Iowa, designed to withstand tornadoes, serves as proof that resilient design can also be visually appealing.

Career and the profession

Intern no more: AIA supports two new titles for professionals pursuing licensure

A new position statement from AIA seeks to move architecture beyond the profession's outdated use of "intern."

Career and the profession

Celebrating design futures in Orlando

AIA's emerging professionals booth at A’17 features an local Orlando artist's installation that is designed to inspire.

Career and the profession

Three new leaders elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

The 2019 President-elect, the 2018-2019 Treasurer, and an At-large Director were elected in Orlando.

Career and the profession

New resolutions propel AIA forward in a time of change

AIA’s 160th Business Meeting laid bare a range of social, political, and humanitarian issues that promise to propel Institute programming—and its purpose—forward.

2017 Housing Awards

The Housing Awards recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

Design and health

Before you design, listen: It could save lives

At A'17, a session on "health beyond healthcare" reminded architects that it is time to integrate research and data into practice when designing for health.

Emerging Professionals Exhibit 2017

Thirty-three projects from emerging professionals, all with the theme "Citizen Design," tackle equity, access, ecology, and sustainability with contemporary design solutions.


Disaster Assistance Handbook

The third edition of this handbook will help you understand your role in preparing for and responding to disasters.

Where we stand: Climate change

AIA asserts that architects play a vital role in combating climate change. We accept these challenges. We call on policymakers to join with us in this effort, and we uphold the following principles.

Social impact

Architects gather to renovate Orlando emergency shelter

AEC and design professionals in town early for AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 teamed up to renovate an Orlando emergency shelter.