Buildings contribute nearly 40% to carbon emissions. Design can change that.

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AIA Mission

The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society.

Where architects stand

Jane Frederick, FAIA, op-ed

As our profession’s leading voice in the United States, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is focused on advancing architects as an indispensable resource in the climate crisis fight, and a trusted ally on issues of racial injustice – while pursuing solutions at the real-world intersection of these two critical priorities. Both issues demonstrate how architects can make a difference one structure at a time.

How To

Re-occupancy Assessment Tool

This document provides architects, private clients, and civic leaders a framework of strategies for reoccupying buildings and businesses that are in the process of transitioning from being fully closed to fully open

Reopening America: Strategies for safer buildings

Reopening America: Strategies for Safer Buildings

Policy Platform 2020

American architecture stands as a testament to our unique place in the world. Our architects work at the leading edge of a $1T construction industry that promotes commerce and drives consumer confidence. Architects have always dared to reach higher and set new standards. Our next architectural achievements will be measured by how well they respond to a post-pandemic world, eradicate inequity, fuel economic recovery, eliminate carbon emissions, and nurture individual and community health.

Press Release

AIA announces Film Challenge winners

Four mini documentary films have been selected as winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2020.

Oct 22, 2020

Judges selected the film Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum, by filmmaker John Gordon, as this year’s Grand Prize winner. The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum, designed by Dallas architecture firm Omniplan, creates a deep and authentic experiential journey that grapples with the most difficult and perplexing issues plaguing humanity. The film will receive a $5,000 cash award as well as other prizes.

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.

Firm management

Practice considerations: Manage your architecture firm’s risk during 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.

Future forward

Harnessing the passion of our members and the broader design community, the AIA is taking steps to do more to advance racial justice and equality in our organization, in our profession, and in our communities.

Guidelines for using the AIA member logo

The AIA member logo may be used by AIA Architect members in good standing and their firms.

Career and the profession

Open for business in new ways

Three heads of architecture centers discuss their challenges and how they’ve pivoted to retain their audiences during a public health crisis.

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