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.
The AIA works with local, state, federal, code, and international policymakers to advance the interests of architects and the communities they serve. The Board identified six top federal issues on which the AIA has focused this Congress. Below is a brief synopsis of each of those six policy areas and AIA’s position.
COVID-19 advocacy efforts
As we navigate the uncertainty in our world at this time, we want you to know that we are working diligently on your behalf. We are urging federal, state and local leaders at every turn to protect your well-being and interests during this pandemic.
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.
By taking action, being involved in their communities, and engaging legislators, Citizen Architects are the driving force behind AIA’s advocacy efforts.
Citizen Architect – Maureen Guttman, AIA
Maureen Guttman, AIA, has more than 25 years of experience in energy-efficient and green building design. A committed advocate at the local, state, and federal levels, Guttman is a leader in the fight for the development, adoption, and implementation of the type of robust building codes that will help the United States more effectively address the global climate crisis.