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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 Thursday, February 1, 2024, AIA Chicago Vice President of Advocacy, Natalie Hicks, AIA, spoke in support of the preservation and reuse of the Damen Silos property at 2900 South Damen Avenue in Chicago. Read the...
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AIA Chicago supports the designation of the Century and Consumers buildings as Chicago Landmarks

AIA Chicago supports the designation of the Century and Consumers buildings as Chicago Landmarks

On behalf of our approximately 4,000 members, AIA Chicago joins with many other organizations to advocate for the preservation of the Century Building, built in 1915 by Holabird and Roche at 202 South State Street, and the Consumers Building, built in 1913 by Jenney, Mundie & Jensen at 220 South State Street....
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AIA Chicago members meeting with Rep. Mike Quigley's Legislative Director
02.15.23

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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12.08.22

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...
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11.28.22

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...
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