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Oct 22, 2021
AIA announces film challenge winners
Four short documentary films have been chosen as the winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2021.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2021. The AIA Film Challenge, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary in 2021, is an annual crowdsourced creative competition sponsored by AIA.
Oct 21, 2021
Architects to attend UN Climate Change Conference
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is sending a delegation of architects to attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland from Oct. 31-Nov.12.
Oct 20, 2021
Demand for design services continues to increase
Architecture firms continue to report increasing demand for design services in September, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Oct 14, 2021
AIA selects 17 diverse women to participate in its Next to Lead program
AIA is supporting diverse future female leaders in the architecture profession by selecting 17 members to its Next to Lead inaugural program. Next to Lead is the first program of its kind to support association leadership for ethnically diverse women aspiring to be leaders of the AIA.