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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Presidential Profiles

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.

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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.

April 24

CARES Act Income Tax Loss Carry-Back and Carry-Forward Provisions

April 23

Updated frequently asked questions - Paycheck Protection Program

April 21

Letter from Timothy Hawk, FAIA: Senate passes Paycheck Protection Increase Act

March 27

Press release: AIA applauds CARES Act heading to the White House

March 26

Press release: AIA praises Congress for advancing desperately needed COVID-19 relief

March 23

AIA urges small business relief, infrastructure investment

March 20

Press release: AIA implores Congress to provide relief to business owners and employees

March 19

Action Alert: Send a letter to Congress urging significant investment in 21 century infrastructure & temporary relief for business owners

AIA Summary of Federal Relief Packages Approved

Letter to Congress Outlining the Infrastructure Investment

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 – 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.

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Past recipients

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