Social impact

Architects are crucial partners for civic leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic

From response to recovery, architects can offer unique solutions for cities, towns, and villages.

COVID-19 project database form


Complete the online form detailing a COVID-19 project—or a collaborative initiative addressing the pandemic—either being planned, in progress, or completed. Include the project's location, type of construction and available images.

Economic & industry resources

Looking to make better business decisions and plans for the future? Compare trends within the industry through the primary data sources below that include information pertinent to the profession.

Reopening America: Strategies for safer buildings

Reopening America: Strategies for Safer Buildings

COVID-19 resources for architects

As we navigate this unprecedented crisis in our global community, AIA is committed to equipping our members with the information they need to help navigate these uncertain times. This page is intended provide guidelines, policies, and tools for our members and will be updated frequently as new resources are made available.

ABI April 2020: Business conditions at architecture firms weaken even further

Following last month’s precipitous decline, billings at architecture firms sank even lower in April, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to have a severe impact on firm business.

COVID-19 relief policies: impacts for architects

The COVID-19 health crisis strikes at the very core of this mission, and AIA welcomes congressional action to support frontline responders and address short- and long-term economic needs.

COVID-19 Business resources to thrive

Architects are uniquely positioned to align human health, climate health, and design thinking to improve lives. There is no doubt that the drops in architectural billings we witnessed in March [GB1] and April and the sharp rise in April’s unemployment numbers will reverberate throughout the profession and throughout the year. However, architects have a vital role to play in not just the economic recovery of cities, states, and nations, but also in forging a new era of public health awareness and risk mitigation.

How To

Alternative Care Sites preparedness

This checklist helps identify appropriate Alternative Care Sites for patients during the COVID-19 epidemic.

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

Firm management

Practice considerations: Manage your architecture firm’s risk in response to 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.

How to prepare for replenishment of Paycheck Protection Program Funds and EIDL

This week, the U.S. Senate approved new funding for two Small Business Administration (SBA) programs that were implemented as part of the CARES Act to help support small businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

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