The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society.Where architects stand
Four ways architects can fight climate change
We have less than 12 years to slow down global warming. Here’s what you can do.
Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA
By promoting equity and inclusion through her consulting work and education efforts, Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA, has created a more inclusive and just environment for all.
A collective of 140 designers operating at the apex of technologically complex buildings, Boston’s Payette challenges conventional hypotheses and cultivates design innovation without preconception.
Have you worked on a community-based design project?
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.
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.
Career and the profession
How many hats should an architect wear?
Is multidisciplinary practice the past, present, or future of architecture?
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.
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.
The top 7 sources of uncertainty in building design
What keeps owners and project teams up at night? Discover their greatest fears, along with best practices for managing risks, in this new project planning guide.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.