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AIA Film Challenge 2019
The fifth annual AIA Film Challenge is now open for submissions. The annual competition offers a chance to highlight the ways entrants helped build stronger communities alongside civic leaders.
Public Voting Now Open for the 2018 AIA Blueprint for Better Film Challenge
Public voting has opened for AIA's 2018 Better Film Challenge, an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today.
AIA Launches Its Fourth Annual Film Challenge
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched its fourth annual film challenge as part of the AIA's "Blueprint for Better" campaign, an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today.
The Habits of High-Performance Firms
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has analyzed the characteristics of the architecture firms that regularly produce the most advanced buildings and compiled their findings in a new report, The Habits of High-Performance Firms.
AIA Conference on Architecture 2017
The 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture will be held in Orlando, Florida, April 27-29. The conference is about designing a better world. It's about tapping into the architects and design professionals who are shaping the industry.
Architecture Billings Index Rebounds Into Positive Territory
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to growth mode in February, after a weak showing in January.
The Architect's Journey to Specification
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has published a new study, The Architect's Journey to Specification, that assesses the cultural, technical, and informational influences in the choices made by America's building design professionals.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Ekes Out Another Small Gain
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for November was 50.6, essentially unchanged from the mark of 50.8 in the previous month.
2nd Annual I Look Up Film Challenge
The 2nd annual I Look Up Film Challenge, organized in partnership with the AIA, is a documentary film competition. The contest aims to unite filmmakers and architects to shine a light on the unique and important contributions of architects around the country.
Russell A. Davidson, FAIA, Inaugurated as 2016 AIA President
Russell A. Davidson, FAIA, Managing Principal & President of KG&D Architects, was inaugurated as the 92nd President of the AIA during ceremonies held last month at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Washington DC Metro Honored with AIA Twenty-five Year Award
The Washington, D.C. Metro rail transit system has been selected to receive the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Twenty-Five Year Award.
Architecture Billings Index October 2013: Multi-family Residential and Commercial Sectors Still Thriving
Following three months of accelerating demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reflected a somewhat slower pace of growth in October.
Winners of Designing Recovery Competition
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) revealed the winners of the Designing Recovery competition.
Field Trip App
The new Field Trip app, available for iPhone and Android, now offers an inside look at the built environment in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Denver with premier audio content from the American Institute of Architects.
Architectural Billings Index Continues Positive Trend
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a jump of more than a full point last month, indicating acceleration in the growth of design activity nationally.
Winners of 2013 AIA Educational Facility Design Excellence Award
The winners of this year's CAE Educational Facility Design Awards has just been revealed. Given by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE), the award honors educational facilities that serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering…
AIA Consensus Construction Forecast: Slow Down in 2013 Nonresidential Building Activity
With slower than expected activity in the nonresidential construction sector in the first half of the year, the projections for growth in spending have been scaled back.
AIA Selects Eight Students for the 2013 AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected eight students to receive the AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship.
Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive in June 2013
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) remained positive again in June after the first decline in ten months in April, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
AIA Elects Elizabeth Chu Richter as 2015 President
Delegates to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national convention in Denver elected Elizabeth Chu Richter (AIA Corpus Christi) to serve as the 2014 AIA first vice president/president-elect and 2015 AIA president.
AIA Foresight Report: The Changing Context, Business, and Practice of Architecture 2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recently released a new report highlighting key trends in the architecture marketplace and their impact on business and growth.
Architecture Billings Index Falls Back into Negative Territory
The American Institute of Architects reported that the Architecture Billings Index has reversed course in April.
National Architecture Week 2013
Organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Architecture Week is a public awareness campaign dedicated to increasing attention to the role architects play as a force for positive change in communities and to elevate the public's appreciation of design.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Sees Strongest Growth Since 2007
With increasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is continuing to strengthen.
AIA Home Design Trends Survey Q4 2012
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released the Home Design Trends Survey for the fourth quarter of 2012, focused specifically on kitchens and bathrooms.
AIA Reports Strong Surge for Architecture Billings Index
As the prognosis for the design and construction industry continues to improve, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is reflecting its strongest growth since November 2007.
Crowdfunding Architecture: Impact of Crowdfunding as Alternative Way to Raise Capital for Smaller Projects
Crowdfunding, the practice of investing in projects through the use of a crowd-supported web based fundraising campaign, shows significant promise for attracting investors to smaller real estate projects and getting them off the architect's drawing board, according to a report issued today by the American…
AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Projects Steady Increase Through 2014
Growing at a faster rate than the overall U.S. economy, the nonresidential construction industry is expected to see solid, yet measured, increases in activity this year, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Gains for Fifth Consecutive Month
Business conditions at architecture firms continue to improve, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI).
Building Research Information Knowledgebase: AIA and NIBS Launch Digital Library
Launched by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) is an interactive portal offering free online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of the built environment…
AIA Architecture Billings Index Signaling Gains for Fourth Straight Month
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the November ABI score was 53.2, up from the mark of 52.8 in October.
AIA Home Design Trends Survey Q3 2012
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released its Home Design Trends Survey for the third quarter of 2012 that focused on community and neighborhood design.
Mickey Jacob Inaugurated as 2013 AIA President
Mickey Jacob, FAIA, managing principal at Urban Studio Architects in Tampa, Florida, was inaugurated as the 89th president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) during ceremonies held on December 7th at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center.
2013 AIA Architecture Firm Award Goes to Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects has been selected as the 2013 AIA Architecture Firm.
2013 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Thom Mayne
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected Thom Mayne, FAIA, as the recipient of 2013 AIA Gold Medal.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Stays Positive for Third Straight Month
In October 2012, billings at architecture firms accelerated to their strongest pace of growth since December 2010.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Increases in September 2012
Billings at architecture firms in September increased at their fastest pace since late 2010. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 51.6, up from the mark of 50.2 in August.
An Architect's Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released An Architect's Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process - an exhaustive, step-by-step map to predicting (and thus reducing) the energy usage of buildings.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Inches Back into Positive Territory in August 2012
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a leading economic indicator of construction activity produced by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group, climbed into positive terrain for the first time in five months.
2012 AIA Firm Survey: Economic Downturn Cut Architecture Firm Revenue by 40 Percent
According to the recently released 2012 AIA Firm Survey, architecture firms have collectively seen their revenue drop by 40 percent and have had to cut personnel by nearly a third, since the beginning of the recession in early 2008.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Downturn Moderates as Negative Conditions Continue
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) pointed to a slower decline in July in design activity at U.S. architecture firms.
AIA Consensus Construction Forecast: Nonresidential Construction Spending Expected to Increase Through 2012
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation's leading construction forecasters, projects a 6.2% increase of spending in 2013.
Architecture Billings Index Indicates Drop in Demand for Design Services Across the Board
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw more poor conditions last month, indicating a drop in design activity at U.S. architecture firms, and suggesting upcoming weakness in spending on nonresidential construction projects.
AIA Home Design Trends Survey Q1 2012: Residential Market Seeing Largest Growth in Six Years
As the struggling housing market shows signs of improvement, there has been a reversal in the 6-year trend in smaller home sizes, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2012 that focused specifically on overall home layout and the use…
Architecture Billings Index Drops Substantially
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has had a significant drop in May 2012, following the first negative reading in five months.
Helene Combs Dreiling Elected 2014 AIA President
Delegates to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Washington, D.C. elected Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, (AIA Blue Ridge), to serve as the 2013 AIA first vice president/president-elect and 2014 AIA president.
AIA Guide to the IgCC
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released the first overview guide on how architects can implement in their practice the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which was introduced in March by the International Code Council (ICC).
Architecture Billings Index Reverts to Negative Territory in April 2012
After five months of positive readings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has fallen into negative terrain.
Results of the AIA Integrated Project Delivery Awareness Survey 2011
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Integrated Practice has released the results of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Awareness Survey that reveals that 84% of AIA members are aware of its market presence, 40% of members demonstrate understanding of IPD and 13% of members are using…
Positive Conditions Persist for Architecture Billings Index
The commercial sector continues to lead the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) which has remained in positive territory for the fifth consecutive month.
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Architecture Research Office Named 2020 Architecture Firm of the Year
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named Architecture Research Office (ARO) the 2020 Architecture Firm of the Year. The Firm Award is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture practice.
WRNS Studio Wins AIA COTE Top Ten Award for Sonoma Academy's Janet Durgin Guild & Commons
WRNS Studio scooped an 2018 AIA COTE Award for Sonoma Academy's Janet Durgin Guild & Commons. Designed as part of a campus-wide expansion, the school utilizes a nature-and-human-centered design approach focused on active and passive systems that encourage environmental, social and community conscious…
Leo A Daly Receives National Award for Homeless Veteran Housing
Leo A Daly has received a national Housing Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award, in the category of Specialized Housing, recognizes the transformation of historic Building 209 on the VA's West Los Angeles Campus into therapeutic housing for formerly homeless Veterans.
KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Project Receives 2016 Hobson Award
KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Building at Harvard University has just won the 2016 Hobson Award, given by the AIA for the best new architecture project.
Architecture Students Call for Pro Bono Work in Exchange for Loan Relief
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) today called for Congress to pass legislation that includes architecture school graduates in the same programs that offer other graduates loan debt assistance if they donate their services to their communities…
AIA and Public Architecture Partner to Advance Pro Bono Service
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Public Architecture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 13, 2011 in San Francisco, marking the start of a new partnership to support pro bono design.
Goettsch Partners Honored with AIA Award for Interior Architecture
The American Institute of Architects has selected the office of Prairie Management Group, designed by Goettsch Partners, to receive a 2012 Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture.
USGBC and AIA Announce Second Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow
Two years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the process of rebuilding has taken another step forward with the selection of Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, as the new Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow.
Leo A Daly Honored for Sustainable Design of SCAD Hong Kong Campus
Leo A Daly recently received two 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong awards-an Honor Award for Architecture and a Sustainable Design Award-for its design work on the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong campus in the Sham Shui Po district.
VJAA Receives 2012 AIA Architecture Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors (BOD) voted today for VJAA to receive the 2012 AIA Architecture Firm Award.
ASID Interior Design Billings & Inquiries Index Dips in Third Quarter
Results of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Interior Design Billings & Inquiries Index for the July-August period of 2011 signaled that business conditions for the interior design industry were aligned with the broader U.S. economy's sub-par growth.
Perkins Eastman Announces 2011 Promotions
The Board of Directors of Perkins Eastman has announced recent senior-level promotions in several offices and affiliate companies.
Herman Miller Scholarship Program Provides Intern Architects Holistic Healthcare Design Insight
Herman Miller Healthcare will recognize promising professionals as part of its Herman Miller Scholarship Program for Intern Architects in Healthcare.
By the City / For the City Design Competition
Over the past month and a half, the Institute for Urban Design (IfUD) collected more than 500 ideas from New Yorkers about how to improve their city's public realm through the crowdsourcing project By the City / For the City.
Winners of the 12th Annual National Design Awards
Today, Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners and finalists of the 2011 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines.
IIDA Announces New 2011-2012 President and Board Members
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will induct Peter Conant, IIDA, Managing Principal at Conant Architects, New York, NY, as the Association's president for the 2011-2012 term.
ASID and IIDA Urge Lawmakers to Remove Measures Impacting Registered Interior Designers from HB 5005
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) today urged lawmakers to remove a provision from House Bill (HB) 5005 that would impact registered interior designers.
LMN Wins National AIA COTE Award for LEED Platinum Certified Vancouver Convention Centre Project
LMN-designed Vancouver Convention Centre West (VCCW) has been selected as one of the Top Ten Green Projects awarded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE).
LMN Wins National AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture
LMN-designed Vancouver Convention Centre West (VCCW) has been selected as a recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Institute Honor Awards, the architecture profession's highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design.
AIA Hong Kong Recognizes Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan
AIA Hong Kong has recognized the Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan with its 2010 Merit Award for Urban Design.
Stacey McMahan: Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow
One month after the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects announced the search for the Architecture for Humanity Sustainable Design Fellow to lead AFH's sustainable rebuilding efforts in Haiti, Stacey McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, has been appointed to the fellowship.
Step Up on Fifth Receives 2010 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture
The American Institute of Architects has given a 2010 Institute Honor Award for Architecture to Step Up on 5th, an affordable housing project by Pugh + Scarpa Architects.
Frog Design Supports San Francisco Design Week
Frog Design today announced that it will support San Francisco Design Week.
Dwell on Design 2010
For the third year in a row, Dwell on Design, the West Coast's largest Design Show, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 25-27, 2010.
De-Spec Reinvents Manhattan Rooftop Lounges
This Spring, AIA award winning design firm De-Spec, in association with architect Frank Denner and Pentasia Design, unveils Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel.
Pugh + Scarpa Architects to Receive 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors (BOD) voted today for Pugh + Scarpa Architects to receive the 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award.
2010 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Peter Bohlin, FAIA
The Board of Directors of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted today to award the 2010 AIA Gold Medal to Peter Bohlin, FAIA.
Two Gwathmey Siegel Designed Higher Education Arts Facilities Make the LEED Grade
The completely renovated and expanded Paul Rudolph Hall at Yale University, designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (GSAA) has received a LEED Gold certification.
GE Energy Financial Services Building Designed by Perkins Eastman
International design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman announced that the 280,000 sf new headquarters of GE Energy Financial Services in Stamford, CT has attained LEED Gold status for Commercial Interiors.
Cubellis Completes Chicago's First Hotel Designed to Achieve LEED Silver
Cubellis announced that the firm has completed work on Hotel Felix, Chicago's first hotel designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Soup Kitchen Partners with Leading Restaurant Design Company to Go Green
Cathedral Kitchen, an organization that provides 8,000 meals each month to the poor and hungry in Camden, N.J., has partnered with DAS Architects, based in Philadelphia, to create an environmentally friendly soup kitchen to open in mid-October 2008.
LEO A DALY Dallas Receives Top ASID Honor for Nokia HQ
The Dallas office of international architecture, engineering, planning, interior design and program management firm LEO A DALY was recently recognized with a first place award by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Chapter as part of the 2008 Design Ovation Awards.
Perkins+Will Named Winner of the 5th Sustainabile Leadership Award
Perkins+Will, a global integrated design firm, will receive the 5th Annual CoreNet Global, AIA, and IIDA Sustainable Leadership Award for Sustainable Development at the CoreNet summit meeting on May 6, 2008, in San Diego.
Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition
The third annual Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition is making its highly-anticipated debut in Los Angeles, June 5-6, 2008 (conference) and 7-8, 2008 (exhibition) with registration for the conference opening today on Dwell website.