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.


When disaster strikes: How do AIA Contract Documents address COVID-19 issues?

• When disaster strikes: How do AIA Contract Documents address COVID-19 issues?

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.

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.

2020 President, Jane Frederick, FAIA addresses COVID-19

A COVID-19 message from AIA President, Jane Frederick, FAIA

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

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.


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.

AIA urges small business relief, infrastructure investment

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the current health crisis strikes at the very core of the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Members call on Congress to address pressing short- and long-term needs.


Live Course: Is Your Firm Prepared? Business Continuity Planning for Architects

Floods, cyber-attacks, pandemics, and unexpected staff absences are just a few of the risks that can prevent architecture firms from remaining open and profitable during disaster and disruption. And yet only 22% of firms with 1–19 employees have a Business Continuity Plan

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