A Regional Tour of Climate Risk for Planning and Design
10-part series to explain changing and expected climate trends for each region of the US.
Career and the profession
Five projects by Hispanic architects
A study titled "Where Are My People? Hispanic & Latinx in Architecture", part of a larger series on diversity in architecture compiled by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), highlights a lack of recognition for Hispanic & Latinx architects in the profession's highest honors (AIA Gold Medal, AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion, Pritzker Prize, and ACSA Distinguished Professor). The author states, "...On the whole, [statistics] indicate that while schools are currently enrolling Hispanic/Latinx students at adequate numbers this does not transfer directly to the profession."
A message to world leaders ahead of COP26
Devastating wildfires and brutal heat waves. Expanding drought. Disastrous storms and deadly flooding. Billions of dollars of damage and heartbreaking stories of lost lives and destroyed businesses and homes. Climate change is upon us, and the impacts we are witnessing and experiencing this year are but a harbinger of what’s to come in the years ahead if we collectively fail to act.
Architect’s Guide to Business Continuity
An all new and timely resource that provides guidance for reducing vulnerability so firms can remain open despite disruptions.
Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA
For Yiselle Santos Rivera, the idea that advocacy and architecture are inseparable came early. The University of Puerto Rico, where Santos Rivera completed her undergraduate degree in environmental science and design, is embedded in one of San Juan’s most storied neighborhoods and has been the site of numerous protests. The architecture professors talked openly about their own histories of activism, and they taught students to view architecture not as a mere act of building, but as a profession that promotes human dignity, a strong culture, and resilient communities.
Crunch time for infrastructure legislation
Groundbreaking infrastructure legislation is not over the finish line yet. It’s critical that architects keep up our campaign to remind policymakers that buildings are infrastructure.
U.S. building infrastructure needs 21st century upgrades
It’s critical to prioritize buildings: homes, schools, hospitals, offices, and civic centers. Tell Congress to include “buildings” in the infrastructure package.Act now
What architects need to know about hazard and climate risk
Getting a handle on climate and hazard risk will help you help your clients. How can you build the most resilient, adaptive projects?
AIA Resilience and Adaptation Certificate Series
Do you want to integrate resilience into the design services your firm offers? The Resilience and Adaptation series is your answer. This exclusive multi-course series covers hazard mitigation, community resilience, and adaptation. Take all courses to learn best practices for mitigating risk for hazards, shocks, and stresses and adapting to changing conditions. Perfect for mid-career professionals.
AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
AIA members are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. The AIA Code of Ethics guides members’ conduct in fulfilling those obligations. The Code applies to the professional activities of all AIA members, regardless of their membership category. The Code is arranged in three tiers: Canons (broad principles of conduct); Ethical standards (more specific goals toward which each should aspire); Rules of conduct (mandatory requirements). Read the AIA Code of Ethics.