2020 AIA Conference on Architecture
Obviously, this year’s AIA Conference on Architecture Annual Business Meeting was different from any year that has preceded it. There was no gathering in Los Angeles as originally planned in mid-May because of precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Annual Business Meeting was conducted virtually on September 1st and voting for National Officers commenced after Regional Caucus meetings on September 2nd.
Report of the Resolutions Committee
Because of the pandemic, resolutions submitted to the 2020 Resolutions Committee will not be brought forward for consideration at this annual meeting but will be reviewed by the Board at a later date, and/or may be submitted for consideration at the 2021 annual meeting.
Resolutions adopted from 2018 & 2019 AIA Convention, with Subsequent Actions
- Resolution 18-3: Diversity Pipeline and National Representation (amended)
- Resolution 18-6: Supporting Emerging Professionals
- Resolution 18-7: Repositioning, Member Value, and a Study of AIA Regions (amended)
- Resolution 19-11: Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action
National Officer Elections:
- Daniel S. Hart, FAIA – 2021 First Vice President/2022 President-Elect
- William R. Turner Jr, AIA – 2021-2022 Secretary
- Ryan J. Gann, Assoc. AIA – 2021-2023 At-Large Director
Read more about their stories here: https://www.aia.org/articles/6325431-daniel-s-hart-elected-2021-first-vice-pres
President’s Report – Jane Fredrick, FAIA
- AIA Dues Increase – approximately $6 increase per member for 2021
- Individual Membership Dues Installment Program to ease the financial burden as a result of the pandemic https://www.aia.org/pages/214206-dues-installment-program
- Regional Taskforce on Repositioning (based on Study Recommendations from Resolution 18-7) will recommend distribution of regions by state/territory with equal representation. This will occur over a multi-year rollout to dissolve the current regional structure and institute the new system.