Directory of AIA public policies and position statements

“Architecture profoundly affects people. The work of architects is essential to human well-being, and architects must embrace their ethical obligation to uphold this public trust.”

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects has adopted public policies and position statements on an array of subjects that are important to our work, including:

  • civic engagement
  • professional development
  • regulation and licensing
  • diversity
  • environmental responsibilities

These public policies and position statements are binding on AIA components.  Public policies are AIA statements of belief to policymakers, the public, and the construction industry on public-policy issues affecting the membership, the profession of architecture, or the AIA.  Position statements elaborate on public policies or apply them to specific conditions or events.

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