Career and the profession

Elevated Conversations, Alicia Ponce, AIA

AIA's Elevated Conversations series features architects from diverse backgrounds and highlights their perspectives on their career paths, changes they've seen in the profession, the importance of diversity and inclusion, and more. To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke with Alicia Ponce, AIA, founder and principal of AP Monarch. Ponce is also a founding mentor at Arquitina, a professional leadership and licensure initiative for Latinas in the field of Architecture. Ponce will speak at AIA's Women's Leadership Summit, Sept. 28- Oct.1 in San Jose, California.

Design and health

Healthcare Design Awards

This awards program showcases the best in healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research.

Initiative

Women in architecture

Women in architecture are a dynamic and influential segment in the profession, but when looking at leadership roles we also ask-Where are they? AIA champions a diverse profession and part of this effort is directed at women through leadership development, career resources, and a strong peer network. With this support, increasing prominence, and a greater sense of belonging, women are transforming the profession now and will continue to do so for future generations.

ABI July 2022: Architecture firm billings grow at a slower pace

While architecture firm billings grew for the 18th consecutive month in July, the pace of growth continued to slow.

AIA Women's Leadership Summit 2022

Join us September 28–October 1 in San Jose, Calif. for this signature leadership event for architects & designers.

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Social impact

AIA recognized for Materials Pledge by professional society

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is recognizing The American Institute of Architects (AIA) with its 2022 Power of Associations Awards for the development and implementation of the Architecture & Design Materials Pledge, the Disaster Assistance Program, and the Blueprint for Better (B4B) campaign. The Architecture & Design Materials Pledge is being honored with a Summit Award, ASAE’s top honor recognizing the unique and indispensable role associations play around the world in bettering communities, fostering volunteer efforts, and harnessing the collective will and expertise of their members to ensure a better quality of life. Learn more about the levels, categories, and past winners on ASAE’s website.

Citizen Architect

Sandra Madison, AIA

Sandra Madison is CEO and chairperson of Robert P. Madison International Inc., a Cleveland-based company that was the first Black-owned architectural firm in the Midwest. Madison chaired the Cleveland chapter of AIA’s Women in Architecture and is part of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

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