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AIA Chicago Advocacy Issues 

AIA Victory! Rolling Clock Eliminated in Illinois

An announcement from Eric Klinner, EVP of AIA Illinois on the Rolling Clock: One of our major legislative initiatives in 2024 was to amend the Illinois Architecture Practice Act as it relates to the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  The rolling clock, the time frame put in place to limit ARE testers...
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AIA Chicago Issues Statement to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers® in Support of Preservation and Reuse of Damen Silos

The Damen Silos riverside property could, and should, serve the people of Chicago, enhancing opportunities for recreation, and for appreciation of our urban heritage. On...
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AIA Calls on the House of Representatives to Pass the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (HR 7024)

The American Institute of Architects calls on the House of Representatives to work in a bipartisan manner to bring the Tax Relief for American Families...
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How we make decisions

The AIA Chicago Advocacy Committee identifies issues of interest, tracks these issues as they evolve, and reviews suggestions from members to determine whether issues are appropriate for consideration and at what level of engagement. View our Decision Tree to see how we make decisions.

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Is there a pressing issue impacting the Chicago's built environment? The AIA Chicago Advocacy Committee wants to hear from you! Whether it's zoning regulations hindering creative design or sustainability measures needing reinforcement, your concerns are valuable. Submit your advocacy concern to the committee for consideration. Please note: due to capacity, not all advocacy concerns will be addressed.