Current Issue: September 21, 2018
How to talk about architecture with clients and the public
How do you communicate your work and value as an architect? AIA has a variety of tools to help you tell your story, get hired, and create impact in your community. We’ve also just launched our new Firm Directory, a publicly accessible, searchable list of members’ firms so clients can find an architect more easily.

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Robert Venturi, FAIA
In memoriam
AIA pays tribute to Robert Venturi, FAIA (1925-2018), author of Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, which upbraided modern architecture for its orthodoxy; co-author of Learning From Las Vegas, which revealed the alluring logic of “messy vitality” rather than “obvious unity” in planning and design; architect with several business partners over the years in various incarnations of his eponymous firm, but always alongside Denise Scott Brown, Hon. FAIA; recipient in 1985 with Scott Brown and John Rauch, FAIA, of the AIA Architecture Firm Award; and recipient in 2016 with Scott Brown of the AIA Gold Medal.
2018 Innovation Awards
Honors & Awards
The 2018 Innovation Awards, presented by AIA’s Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community, recognize two unique projects that exemplify and further the use of new practices and technologies.
2030 Commitment
The director of sustainable design at National CORE explains how architects would benefit from more early collaboration with engineers and energy modelers. 
Austin, Texas
Architect Magazine
When it comes to a city that is growing not just economically but sustainably, you won't find a better example than Austin, Texas. Find out how the Lone Star State’s capital has linked policy to progress and seen citywide benefits as a result. 
ABI August 2018
Economic research
Though new design contracts saw a modest decline in August, billings saw a healthy jump, a positive sign as firms enter what is traditionally a seasonal slowdown.
Member Benefits
AIAU brings the industry’s best learning to you on demand. With over 160 courses on topics like resilience, sustainability, and the business of architecture, you can boost your skills and your portfolio, all at a discounted price for members.
Partner content
As demographics and preferences across multifamily shift, AIA partner Kawneer explores how architects are adjusting their exterior designs. 
Partner content
From adding contrast to reducing glare, AIA partner Sherwin-Williams explores the role of color and design in creating spaces that work for everyone. 
More from AIA
AIA's Disaster Assistance Program
How can architects help North and South Carolina recover after Hurricane Florence? AIA offers all the details you'll need on how to volunteer and respond.
Blueprint for Better
In this collaboration with Wired, discover how a visionary architect is working with hurricane-ravaged communities in Puerto Rico to rewrite the region's future.
AIA Trust
What would you do if your architect’s identity was stolen? Find out how to resolve this nightmare scenario in this paper from James B. Atkins, FAIA.
Join us for a free webinar on Sept. 25 to learn the importance of using comprehensive and coordinated contract documents in order to achieve project goals and safe completion of a construction project.
Best practice
Suffering through the awkwardness of discussing outstanding invoices with clients? Learn about an approach that has helped firms routinely get paid in under 45 days.
AIA Network