AIA Mission

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

Where architects stand

Firm management

How to combat harassment in the architecture profession

Human resources expert Shirley Davis spoke at A'18 about how architects can foster inclusive workplaces where employees can thrive personally and professionally.

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.

Poll

Advocacy

Which issue are you most passionate about?

Art, history, and religion

Can Modernism be vernacular?

The summer crafts school, perched on a rocky ledge facing the Atlantic Ocean, is also a triumph of vernacular architecture.

Four ways architects can fight climate change

We have less than 12 years to slow down global warming. Here’s what you can do.

2018 post election analysis

Snapshot of the election results at the state and federal levels. Learn more and take action on issues that impact architects, their businesses, and the communities they serve.

Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, a Modernist icon for Illinois

Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, is the apotheosis of the Prarie Style according to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

ABI October 2018: Business conditions improve modestly at architecture firms

Though growth is still occurring, billings at architecture firms softened again in October.

Energy

What style of energy modeling is right for a project?

ASHRAE Standard 209 can help you easily improve cost-effectiveness and energy use on a building project.

Emerging Professionals Exhibit 2018: The Power of Design

We believe in the power of design to make the world a better place. And we witness this through an inspiring, creative, and fresh lens in our annual Emerging Professionals Exhibit.

Social impact

Architects come together to renovate Houston treatment center

To help with recovery from 2017's catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, design and AEC professionals gathered to refurbish a Houston hostel for women and children.

2018 AIA Film Challenge winners

The 2018 AIA Film Challenge invited architects and filmmakers to tell stories of architects, civic leaders, and their communities working together to create a Blueprint for Better.

Which AIA agreement should architects select for specialized consultants?

When it comes to consultants for special services, what AIA Contract Document is the right one to use?

Resilience

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.

2018 Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards honor new practices and technologies that will further enable project delivery and enhance data-centric methodologies in the management of buildings for their entire lifecycle.

Social impact

Who does design include, benefit, or harm?

The AIA Design Justice Summit brought together advocates from around the US to identify solutions for injustices that manifest in the built environment.

Career and the profession

Meeting the #MeToo moment

Architects may have found themselves at a critical juncture to take a leadership position on harassment and inequity, and therefore change the culture of the profession forever.

Materials

Which materials can help reduce carbon emissions?

How findings from Drawdown, a New York Times bestseller, are aiding architects in fighting climate change through better materials and methods.

Where we stand: Sexual harassment & the architectural profession

As the voice of the architectural profession, AIA commits its resources to eliminating sexual harassment and assault.

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