Advocacy

AIA is the voice of architecture to legislators at the federal, state, and local level. Here you can engage your legislators and use AIA tools and resources to develop skills as an advocate to build power for architects.

Policy Platform 2020

The inaugural 2020 AIA Policy Platform serves as a statement on AIA's policy priorities for the final U.S. presidential candidates and Congressional policy makers. Importantly, the platform's development is based on policy objectives, not partisanship, to encourage federal policy makers to join hands and work together for the good of the American people.

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Architects Action Center

Use the Architect Action Center to learn more about AIA’s top policy priorities and communicate with your federal and state legislators.

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Get Involved

By taking action, being involved in their communities, and engaging legislators, Citizen Architects are the driving force behind AIA’s advocacy efforts.

Citizen Architect - Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA

For Yiselle Santos Rivera, the idea that advocacy and architecture are inseparable came early. The University of Puerto Rico, where Santos Rivera completed her undergraduate degree in environmental science and design, is embedded in one of San Juan’s most storied neighborhoods and has been the site of numerous protests. The architecture professors talked openly about their own histories of activism, and they taught students to view architecture not as a mere act of building, but as a profession that promotes human dignity, a strong culture, and resilient communities. Today, Santos Rivera is a published author, national speaker, and thought leader who is creating positive change by empowering the next generation of architects to find innovative solutions that create a more resilient, equitable, and inclusive future for all.

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