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.

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.

Racial equity initiative

Harnessing the passion of our members and the broader design community, the AIA is taking steps to do more to advance racial justice and equality in our organization, in our profession, and in our communities.

Commemorating 50 years

Honoring 50 years of Whitney M. Young Jr's 1968 AIA Convention speech

Social impact

Intercultural Competence

As architecture becomes more diverse, bias and intercultural competence—the ability to function effectively across cultures—have more impact.

Citizen Architect

Rico Quirindongo, AIA

DLR Group Principal Rico Quirindongo, AIA, has been working for 25 years to revitalize and reimagine some of Seattle’s most historic landmarks and neighborhoods. He is an active AIA volunteer, serving as AIA Seattle president from 2012 to 2013 and as a board director from 2009 to 2014. Quirindongo’s civic experience includes a five-year mayoral appointment to the Historic Seattle Council.

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.

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