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Architecture Billings Are Still Declining, But Slower Than Earlier in the Pandemic

A critical economic bellwether is showing tentative signs of recovery.

March 2, 2021 - Building Enclosure

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AIA Updates Ethics Code to Prohibit Design of Facilities Used for Solitary Confinement, Execution

Advocates in the design industries have been pushing for years for the American Institute of Architects to take a stance on how prisons are designed.

December 16, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

LaGuardia Airport

Architecture Billings Show a Modest Rebound

Many architecture firms are still struggling, but the industry, a bellwether for planning and the larger economy, has recovered a little from the lows of the spring and summer months.

October 26, 2020 - Archinect

Case Study Program

AIA National Conference Canceled

The conference had been postponed with the potential of being rescheduled later this year.

April 20, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

High Rise Construction

Bad News From the Architectural Billings Index

The post-recession expansion of design work began to slow earlier this year, and is now in full contraction in parts of the country and in parts of the architecture industry.

September 24, 2019 - The Architect's Newspaper

Vacant Lot

Housing Designs for New York Small Lots

A design competition focuses on the many tiny and often irregularly shaped vacant lots of New York City.

August 22, 2019 - Curbed New York

Los Angeles, California

AIA Reforms Award Process After #MeToo Mistakes

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be involved in vetting the American Institute of Architect's awards process in the future.

June 7, 2019 - The Architect's Newspaper

Hip Hop Architecture Camp Connects D.C. Youth to Futures in Urban Planning

D.C. youth collaborate with local hip hop artists to create planning inspired music video.

April 23, 2019 - Curbed Washington D.C.

Urban Infill

AIA: Demand for High-Density Development Is Down

For the first time in four years, a quarterly survey indicates “market saturation in urban areas.”

January 11, 2018 - Builder

Capitol Hill

AIA Statement: Architects Will Work With President Trump on Infrastructure

The executive director of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released a statement saying the profession is willing to participate in the president elect's ambitious infrastructure plan.

November 12, 2016 - Dezeen


Building Industry Falling Short of the AIA's Carbon Reduction Goals

The American Institute of Architects gave a reality check regarding its ambitious and aggressive carbon reductions targets.

October 12, 2016 - Architect

AIA Honors the Best in Housing Design

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the winners of the 2016 Housing Awards.

April 15, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper

Surveying the Results of 150 Years of Persistent Growth in Atlanta

The American Institute of Architects will visit Atlanta this year, a month after the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. What should we know about the city as it exists today?

March 18, 2015 - Architect

Incentivizing Healthier Placemaking

A June panel, ‘Experiencing Healthier Places’, at the AIA Design Conference in LA looked at the roles that professional planners and architects can have in fostering a healthier society through the built environment.

July 6, 2012 - The Planning Report

TOD: An Architect's View

The American Institute of Architects discovers that architects are finding work redesigning stations, and that a new focus on transit is driving development.

July 16, 2010 - AIA

The Quiet Evils Of America's 'Favorite' Buildings

The American Institute of Architects recently threw its authority behind a list of America's "favorite architecture," ranking three centuries of indigenous design one to 150 specimins. The resulting menu, culled by survey, of buildings, bridges, monuments, and other solid things amounts to a joyous celebration and a remarkable commentary on America's embrace of beauty. It also reinforces the desperation that arises when aesthetics and nationalism mix.

March 29, 2007 - Josh Stephens

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