Aging resiliently: A new approach to retirement housing

The University of Arkansas Community Design Center, a member of the National Resilience Initiative, is pushing to rethink housing for an aging population.

Where we stand: Buildings are infrastructure

Whether we live in big cities or small towns, Americans have the right to quality schools, hospitals and libraries—all the infrastructure that shelter, protect and uplift our communities.

Design and health

How health factors into green building rating systems: Living Building Challenge

When it comes to green building rating systems, there are none more aggressive, complexm and health-focused than the Living Building Challenge.

Where architects stand: A statement of our values

The AIA works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.


Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program

Hurricane updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance

How To

The Safety Assessment Program (SAP)

Safety Assessment Program (SAP) training provides built environment professionals with the knowledge to evaluate buildings after a disastrous event.

AIA Public Awareness Campaign 2017: Blueprint for Better

Learn more about how we’re getting the word out about the powerful social impact of architects and how you can become involved


The mindful MATERIALS Cloud Library: Navigating the maze of transparency information

As more architects begin to value and use transparency information, it's a perfect opportunity for product labeling initiatives to enhance materials knowledge.

ABI August 2017: Firms across the country see billings growth

Architecture firm billings increased for the seventh consecutive month in August, as more firms reported improving business conditions than in July.


How one firm incorporated the 2030 Commitment into practice

Eleven firms in San Luis Obispo joined AIA’s 2030 Commitment as a collective; one of the 11, mode associates, shares how it has become part of their firm culture

Career and the profession

Introducing architecture into the K-12 curriculum

Find out how AIA is working to bring architecture to students of all demographics and income groups, including new research into K-12 education programs across the country.

Press Release

Architects Foundation names New Executive Director

Marci B. Reed will lead organization’s expanded scholarship program and preservation efforts

Sep 12, 2017

Architects Foundation Names New Executive Director

Disaster response

Good Samaritan laws: Critical to disaster recovery

Without Good Samaritan laws in place, a licensed architect may be exposed to questions of liability even though he or she is acting in good faith to preserve the safety of a community.

Are architects afraid of innovation?

Through research and feedback from peers, AIA's Strategic Council chooses to challenge previous assumptions that architects "dismiss new ideas."


Houston after Harvey: What can architects do?

The executive director of AIA Houston provides an update post-Hurricane Harvey and warns other communities at risk to prepare for the worst.

Career and the profession

Shape your career by sharpening your skills

Emerging professionals should be mindful of the steps they take in their careers, and the non-design skills they choose to improve upon.

Firm management

The impact of foreign direct investment on architecture

Before working on projects for foreign clients, leaders at US-based architecture firms should first understand how foreign investors operate.

How AIA is helping to build a more diverse profession

AIA’s values call for equity and to stand for both human and civil rights, and the Institute is turning those values into actionable initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion.

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