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Architects Applaud Federal Building Performance Standard to Further Reduce Building Emissions
WASHINGTON – Dec. 8, 2022– The American Institute of Architects (AIA) commends the Biden Administration for developing the first-ever Federal Building Performance Standard, setting an ambitious goal to cut energy use and electrify equipment and appliances in 30 percent of the building space owned by the Federal government by 2030. “The AIA supports the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Federal...
2023 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Carol Ross Barney, FAIA
WASHINGTON – Dec. 7, 2022 – The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are honoring Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, with the 2023 Gold Medal. The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Barney is being recognized for her pursuit of...
Architects Celebrate Passage of the Community Disaster Resilience Zones (CDRZ) Act
WASHINGTON – Dec. 7, 2022 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is applauding Congressional passage of the Community Disaster Resilience Zones (CDRZ) Act of 2022 (S. 3875), a bipartisan bill focused on resilience and equity by improving climate and natural hazard resilience among vulnerable communities. This bill establishes a new CDRZ classification for communities that are simultaneously at high-risk of natural...
AIA Study Examines Impact of Student Debt on Profession
WASHINGTON – Dec. 6, 2022 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) commissioned a study that examines student loan debt to gain a better understanding of how these challenges affect the profession and different architect demographic groups. The study examines the ways in which student loan debt impacts architects, from jobs taken to life choices made. Global market research company Ipsos was...
AIA Chicago Advocacy Update: Damen Silos
Damen Silos, a unique, 23.4-acre State-owned property at a critical point along the South Branch of the Chicago River, has been vacant since 1977. Given its potential to reactivate the South Branch between Pilsen and McKinley Park, several organizations, as well as AIA Chicago members, are calling for the site to be preserved and reimagined. Over the past year and...
Demand for Design Services Decreases Considerably – October 2022 ABI
WASHINGTON – November 16, 2022 – Demand for design services from architecture firms softened considerably in October, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for October was 47.7, the first decline in billings since January 2021 (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings). Inquiries into new projects...
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