State issues and advocacy

A collection of resources to assist with state and local issues


Texas State Capitol building, Austin, TX. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker.

Tools and resources to assist industry professionals in educating and working local and state governments.

Directory of AIA public policies and position statements

Learn about the public policies and position statements of the AIA.

Career and the profession

AIA State Government Network in Madison

AIA Wisconsin hosted the 28th annual AIA State Government Network meeting in Madison.

Social impact

A guide to engaging with civic leaders

This toolkit will teach you to position yourself as a trusted advisor, and as a result, demonstrate the value architects bring to their community.

Architects continue success at the state and local level

Building science and technology

Key to Successful Building Projects

Selecting your architect is a critical first step to a successful school building project. AIA Wisconsin assists school boards establish a QBS process.

Career and the profession

Legislative Update

March 2018

Career and the profession

Wisconsin 2018 State Capitol Day

State and local AIA Wisconsin leaders met with their state legislators.

Career and the profession

Grassroots Advocacy AIA Northwest Wisconsin Style

AIA Northwest Wisconsin hosted an informal early-morning meeting with State Representative Jill Billings (D-La Crosse).

Art, history, and religion

Support for State Historic Tax Credit

Historic Tax Credits are an effective tool for encouraging the redevelopment of local communities.

Career and the profession

Retired Architects [Proposed Legislation]

Legislators are considering CE Exemption for Retired Architects.

Career and the profession

Statute of Repose for Improvements to Real Property

Proposed tort reform legislation includes provisions that would shorten Wisconsin’s statute of repose for improvements to real property from ten to six years.

Design specialty

Creative Economy Development Grants

AIA Wisconsin supports proposed legislation to create a competitive state program for grants of up to $40,000 to promote cultural or creative enterprises .

Career and the profession

State License Review Council Update

AIA Wisconsin testified in opposition to proposed deregulation legislation that would create a new Occupational License Review Council.

Career and the profession

State Building Program Thresholds & Architect Selection

Proposed legislation has been introduced to increase dollar thresholds for the state building program

Career and the profession

Testimony – 2017 Wisconsin Assembly Bill 675

Testimony in support of 2017 Assembly Bill 675.

Career and the profession

What’s in a Title – Wisconsin Law

A brief primer on requirements in Wisconsin Statutes and the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

Career and the profession

Building Rapport with DSPS

AIAW members met with DSPS Assistant Deputy Secretary to discuss status of updated building code package, occupational license study and plan review process.

Career and the profession

Legislative Alert - Wisconsin Architect License

AIA member input is vital to the future of the profession


Qualifications-Based Selection

AIAW assists public owners establish a qualifications-based selection (QBS) process to find the most qualified architect for their building project

Social impact

Resolution Advocating Alternative Infrastructure

AIA Arizona resolution advocating alternative infrastructure, grounded on the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Arizona School Design Primer

Career and the profession

AIA Legislative Updates

KSBTP, NCARB, KSPE, QBS, You and Your Architect, Kansas State Register

Career and the profession

AIA Kentucky Joins the Kentucky QBS Coalition

Career and the profession

Be an Advocate for Architecture

E-Newsletters and Legislative Updates

Government Affairs

Tools and resources to assist industry professionals in educating and working local and state governments.

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