AIA Announces Strategic Partnership with Kawneer

WASHINGTON – Dec. 14, 2021 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has formed a Strategic Partnership with Kawneer Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction. The partnership aims to support the evolution of the architecture profession while enhancing engagement strategies with AIA members.

Specifically, the partnership will strengthen the development of students and women in the architecture profession through the support of educational resources and events. Additionally, Kawneer will continue to provide digital and continuing education offerings for architects.

"We are committed to partnering with like-minded organizations in support of our members," said Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer of the AIA. "Kawneer is investing in new opportunities to add value to the building design industry. We are proud to have them as a Strategic Partner of the AIA and look forward to supporting their success in service to our members."

“Kawneer is incredibly proud to be working alongside both the AIA and the American Institute of Architecture Students to inspire the next generation with smarter, more sustainable ways to advance architectural design,” commented Diana Perreiah, President of Kawneer, “Kawneer is committed to the building design industry and this partnership further demonstrates our desire to inspire architects, create positive environments and promote greater well-being.”

Visit AIA’s website to learn more about its Corporate Partnership Program.

About Kawneer

Kawneer creates positive environments to shape a better world. Founded in 1906, Kawneer’s pioneering architectural solutions continue to advance modern design delivering resilient, distinctive buildings that promote sustainability and well-being. With locations across North America and Europe, Kawneer offers global technical expertise with people dedicated to creating a best-in-class customer experience. Kawneer promotes an inclusive culture that embraces diversity, workplace safety and civic contribution. Defined by quality, durability and performance, Kawneer is building legacies and constantly evolving to remain relevant from generation to generation.  

About AIA

Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing.

AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.


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