COVID-19 relief policies: impacts for architects
The COVID-19 health crisis strikes at the very core of this mission, and AIA welcomes congressional action to support frontline responders and address short- and long-term economic needs.
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COVID-19 project database form
A project to share information within the AEC industry as we all work to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
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.
Economic & industry resources
Looking to make better business decisions and plans for the future? Compare trends within the industry through the primary data sources below that include information pertinent to the profession.
ABI April 2020: Business conditions at architecture firms weaken even further
Following last month’s precipitous decline, billings at architecture firms sank even lower in April, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to have a severe impact on firm business.
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.
Alternative Care Sites preparedness
This checklist helps identify appropriate Alternative Care Sites for patients during the COVID-19 epidemic.
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
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.
How to prepare for replenishment of Paycheck Protection Program Funds and EIDL
This week, the U.S. Senate approved new funding for two Small Business Administration (SBA) programs that were implemented as part of the CARES Act to help support small businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
April Hughes, AIA, on managing risk during COVID-19
April Hughes, AIA, on how her small business is coping with the COVID-19 crisis.
Barbara Campagna, FAIA, on how her firm is staying open for business
Small firm leaders are finding creative ways to bring in new business.