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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2020 Political convention & pre-election analysis

On September 2, the AIA Board of Directors, Government Advocacy Committee, and ArchiPAC hosted a post-convention webinar. The event featured a conversation covering the 2020 political conventions (and elections) with two of AIA's very own political experts: Well-known DC pundit, Republican John Feehery from EFB Advocacy, and former U.S. representative Jim Turner Democrat of Texas from Hance Scarborough, LLP. They provided political analysis and shared their views on what the conventions mean for architects. If you missed it, you can still access the recording.

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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.

January Citizen Architect – Corey Clayborne, FAIA

As a former practitioner, Corey Clayborne made the transition to full-time advocacy nearly four years ago when he became Executive Vice President and CEO of AIA Virginia, where he is helping to shape the next generation of Citizen Architects. In addition to his government affairs work with the Commonwealth’s AIA chapter, Clayborne lends his voice and expertise as an appointee to his local county planning commission, which advises elected officials on matters related to planning, zoning, housing, transit, and land use policy.

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