Design specialty

Edwin M. Lee apartments: Designed to serve veterans

Before the Edwin M. Lee apartments, a one-of-a-kind, affordable housing community in San Francisco, was built, Margie Talavera did not have a home of her own. Rents were high in the city, and the former Navy medic, 67, was at a low point in her life. When she wasn’t sleeping on someone’s couch, she and her Scottish terrier, Little Bear, were living in her car. The inconsistency of her days, especially not knowing where she would safely sleep, left Talavera feeling hopeless.

ABI October 2022: Architecture firm billings take a sharp downward turn

Billings at architecture firms softened considerably in October with an ABI score of 47.7, as firms reported the first decline in billings since January 2021.

COP27: AIA attends the 2022 United Nations Conference on Climate Change

AIA sends an official delegation to COP27 to raise awareness of the role of the building sector, to connect with decision-makers and partner organizations, and to advocate for policies that support decarbonization and adaptation.

America ByDesign: Architecture, a six-part series on CBS

America ByDesign: Architecture, a six-part series on CBS

Social impact

How AIA is helping to combat the climate crisis at COP27

For the second year in a row, AIA is sending representatives to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), an annual Conference that brings together government officials and nongovernmental organizations to collaborate on ways to combat the climate crisis.


Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program

Learn how you can support communities being affected by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona.


New report outlines progress of 2030 Commitment

AIA’s 2030 Commitment is an actionable climate strategy that gives us a set of standards and goals for reaching net zero emissions in the built environment by 2030. Since 2009, signatories of the 2030 Commitment create a sustainability action plan for their firm with the help of AIA resources and education, and urged to report the predicted energy performance of all projects in their portfolio each year.

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