Social impact

Democracy in Design Act, climate, and equity top AIA 2022 policy priorities

Congress is back in session, and multiple AIA policy priorities are on the agenda.

2022 AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture

Paul D. Mankins, FAIA

A proud product of the American Midwest, Paul Mankins, FAIA, has leveraged design excellence to craft distinguished spaces for lifelong learning, public art, and sustainability. He has contributed greatly to his hometown of Des Moines, and he has channeled his singular vision in building a portfolio of projects that supports all who live in Iowa. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a keen understanding of the critical role architects play in addressing the social, environmental, and economic concerns of the communities they serve.

2022 AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture

Robert D. Eisenstat, FAIA

For more than 30 years, Robert Eisenstat, FAIA, an enthusiastic advocate for public spaces, has demonstrated the important, but often overlooked, role excellent transportation architecture plays in our daily lives. As the design leader for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, he has amassed an impressive and vital portfolio of essential projects that serve everyone. His work highlights the importance of architects in shaping the public realm.

Firm management

Firm culture to outrank salary in staff satisfaction

AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker analyzes 2022 economic trends and explores why firm culture and workplace comfort surpass compensation in surveys.

Career and the profession

An Investigation into Bias in the Architecture Profession

In partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Center for WorkLife Law examined how bias plays out in the architecture profession, how it affects workplace processes such as hiring and performance evaluations, and how it affects outcome measures such as intent to stay with one’s employer.

Press Release

Lakisha Woods selected AIA Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer

Woods will serve as the 15th EVP/CEO of the American Institute of Architects.

Nov 19, 2021

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors has selected Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, as the next AIA Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 31, 2022.

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