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AIA’s 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.

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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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Citizen Architect

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

Citizen Architect of the Month

Jenine Kotob, Assoc. AIA, has devoted her career to designing safer, more secure schools. For her, that means more than just tackling projects as they come. She’s a part of the Committee on Architecture for Education. She serves on her local neighborhood board. She even traveled to Capitol Hill as part of Grassroots 2019 to speak on school safety. She’s a citizen architect in every sense of the term, an active participant in advocacy efforts large and small and a designer who leads by example. “I don’t want to be labeled an expert,” she says. “But I think it’s important to speak up and share what I know.”

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