Career and the profession

Practice Innovation Lab tackles the future of architecture

Sixty architectural thought leaders gathered recently to discuss new models of practicing architecture and new ways to think about the profession.

Cooper Hewitt National Design Award winners embrace the creative spirit

Three winners of the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, including Susan Chin, FAIA, participated in a panel discussion at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery on the importance and impact of design.

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.

ABI October 2017: Growth returning to firm billings

Following a brief dip in revenue in September, billings at US architecture firms advanced in October. Both project inquiries and new design contracts were also positive.

How To

The Safety Assessment Program

The Safety Assessment Program training provides built environment professionals with the knowledge to evaluate buildings after a disastrous event.

Resilience

Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program

The latest disaster updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program

Tax reform: what it may mean for you

The new tax reform overhaul proposal, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, contains major risks for the architecture profession. Here’s what tax reform could mean for you.

Energy

Architect leads team to power Puerto Rico, post-Maria

In the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation, this architect-led team is partnering with Tesla to install solar-powered generators and batteries in Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities.

Design for Aging Review Awards: 14th Edition

The Design for Aging Review includes a juried exhibition, a book, access to digital content, and educational programs that showcase facilities representing conscientious surroundings that advance environments for senior living.

Career and the profession

The shifting architectural workforce: What does it mean for our future?

An emerging professional and millennial shares how his generation will set the tone for the next round of leaders in the architectural workforce.

Resilience

California fires prompt architects to act

Two architects from Northern California describe how communities are recovering from the recent deadly wildfires, and how design thinking can help in disaster recovery.

Disaster response

Good Samaritan laws: Critical to disaster recovery

Without Good Samaritan laws in place, a licensed architect may be exposed to questions of liability even though he or she is acting in good faith to preserve the safety of a community.

Design and health

How health factors into green building rating systems: WELL Building Standard

The third in a series on green building rating systems and human health examines the WELL Building Standard certification and its focus on building occupant health.

AIA Public Awareness Campaign 2017: Blueprint for Better

Learn more about how we’re getting the word out about the powerful social impact of architects and how you can become involved

Justice Facilities Review 2017

The 10 recipients of the 2017 Justice Facilities Review depict the latest trends in the design and construction of these facilities in the United States.

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