Michelle Obama speaks 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

Anticipating challenge and embracing new methods

A Perkins+Will neuroscientist and two NASA design engineers presented compelling research work to a rapt audience at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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A new position statement from AIA seeks to move architecture beyond the profession's outdated use of "intern."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

Anticipating need and fulfilling architecture's mandate

Alejandro Aravena, Elizabeth Diller, Michael Murphy, and Francis Kéré opened A’17 with keynotes that drew from their shared commitment to architecture.

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

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.

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 nderstand your role in preparing for and responding to disasters.