Wisconsin Advocacy

AIA Wisconsin and its members advocate for architects, the profession and the built environment.

Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Advocating for the profession of architecture is a focus of AIA Wisconsin. By working together, members are more effective in influencing public policies with a direct impact on the practice of architecture as well as advancing initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities across the state.

AIA Wisconsin leaders develop a State Legislative Agenda for each session of the Wisconsin Legislature to highlight public policy issues of interest to architects. This agenda outlines AIA Wisconsin’s position on proposals related to economic development, tax policy, professional liability, procurement, public facilities, historic buildings, licensing, building codes, disaster preparedness and more.

Many AIA Wisconsin members are active as “citizen architects.” As professionally trained problem-solvers, architects work collaboratively with public officials to enhance their communities by design and serve as trusted advisors on emerging policy issues.

AIA Wisconsin members also encourage the election of candidates for state office who understand and support the goals of the profession. This is accomplished through voluntary individual contributions to the Wisconsin Society of Architects/PAC.

The Wisconsin Architect  e-newsletter contains the latest news and updates on state legislative proposals and administrative rules being monitored by AIA Wisconsin. Please contact AIA Wisconsin for more information on advocacy initiatives.

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