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AIA Chicago Announces Recipient of 2023 Firm Award

The Firm Award is the highest honor a Chicago-based firm can receive from the local chapter of The American Institute of Architects. (March 23, 2023) CHICAGO – AIA Chicago, the second largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the collective voice of over 4,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and allied professionals, today announced KOO, founded by...
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Architecture Billings Index (ABI) Slowdown Continues into February

WASHINGTON –March 22, 2023 – More architecture firms reported a decline in billings in February, indicating an extension of a recent downturn in design activity according to a new report released today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The score for February fell slightly to 48.0 (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings). However, inquiries into new...
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AIA Chicago Foundation to honor Breah Page, AIA with Dubin Family Young Architect Award

March 15, 2023: CHICAGO: The AIA Chicago Foundation, the charitable, independent not-for-profit organization which supports scholarships, grants, awards, and initiatives to strengthen Chicago’s architectural community, has announced that Breah Page, AIA, Senior Project Architect at LBBA has been named the 2023 AIA Chicago Foundation Dubin Family Young Architect Award. Breah will be celebrated at the AIA Chicago Third Thursdays: Bookends event...
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Jeremy Gentile, Assoc. AIA, receives 2023 Associates Award

Jeremy Gentile, Assoc. AIA, is a stalwart champion for the profession whose unwavering focus is trained on elevating students and emerging professionals....
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Member Voices 01: In Celebration of Black History Month

To kick off our new ‘Member Voices’ blog series, we asked Black/African American members of the chapter to share their thoughts on the profession, equity, as well as a few fun questions to get to know them on a more personal level. As we work toward a more equitable and sustainable profession, we look forward to highlighting the voices and...
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AIA Applauds NCARB for Eliminating the Rolling Clock

WASHINGTON – February 23, 2023 – Today the American Institute of Architects celebrated the decision by the Board of Directors of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for eliminating the “rolling clock” to architecture licensure.   Data indicates that the rolling clock policy is a potential impediment to licensure, with disproportionate effects on women and people from racially and...
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