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Architectural Billings Continue to Contract in 2023

WASHINGTON – February 22, 2023 – Fewer architecture firms report declining billings in January compared to billing activity in December, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).  AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 49.3* compared to 48.4 in December (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings). Last month’s score...
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AIA Elevates Five AIA Chicago Members Amongst 73 Members and Three International Architects to the College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating 73 member-architects to its College of Fellows....
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Illinois Architects Advocate for the Profession on Capitol Hill

This past week, Illinois architects were in Washington, D.C. for AIA Lobby Day in support of two pieces of bipartisan legislation....
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AIA Chicago members meeting with Rep. Mike Quigley's Legislative Director

Architects Head to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Design Freedom and Resilient Communities

More than 400 architects are attending meetings with Congress for AIA’s 2023 Lobby Day....
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2023 Mayoral Candidate Responses to Built Environment Questionnaire

In late January, AIA Chicago sent a letter to the nine Chicago mayoral candidates on behalf of the Chicago Built Environment Coalition. This coalition is comprised of organizations focused on design and equity in Chicago: AIA Chicago; AIA Illinois; American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois chapter; Arquitectos Chicago; Chicago Architecture Center; Chicago Metro Section of the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association; Chicago Women in Architecture; Illinois...
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Mental Health and Architecture

Mental Health and Architecture: We Need a Safe Place

Mental health in architecture is critical, and we must dig deeper — individually, in our offices, and more broadly within the profession....
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