Current Issue: July 13, 2018
Architects commit to a future of equity and respect
AIA members are asking their peers to commit to a more inclusive field. At A’18 and beyond, architects raise their voices, share stories, and pledge to better the profession.
 
Home Design Trends Survey
Economics
The AIA Home Design Trends Survey for Q1 of 2018 is now available; this interactive report identifies emerging trends in home and property design, along with residential business conditions.
 
Is all architecture infrastructure?
Social impact
Is it possible to design infrastructure as an accessible, and even enriching, part of a modern city’s urban fabric? At A'18, architects encouraged their peers to think about how infrastructure can be both functional and a benefit to communities. 
Calculating the architect’s fee
Contract Documents
There have always been conflicts and questions in calculating fees based on project costs, which is why AIA’s new B101-2017 agreement attempts to bring clarity to the murky world of percentage-based compensation. 
Preserve or raze?
Architect Magazine
Preservation experts in three cities explain how and why a building is deemed worthy of protection.
Member Benefits
AIA has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the Institute. Find out more about applying for AIA National awards programs and take advantage of member pricing.
 
 
Natasha Espada, AIA
Featured Member
As a mentor and leader, Natasha Espada, AIA, encourages younger practitioners to look for role models that they can learn from, and relate to, on a deeper level. 
James Hardie
Partner content
For stand-out exteriors, don’t be afraid to shed labels, blend a unique palette, and embrace design evolution, say both Pennsylvania architect Christopher Luce and AIA partner James Hardie. 
More from AIA
Architecture Billings Index
Business conditions at architecture firms remained strong in May, with an ABI score of 52.8 marking the eighth consecutive month of billings growth.
AIA Conference on Architecture 2019
The Institute needs your help to create a robust education program for A’19. All subject matter experts with great ideas for education sessions are invited to submit proposals.
Emerging Professionals
Open to any architecture student, recent graduate, or architect licensed fewer than 10 years, the Emerging Professionals Exhibit highlights the work of future architecture and design professionals.
Best practice
Michael Strogoff, FAIA, offers sample language a firm may use to communicate the intricacies of its service fees to clients.
Honors & Awards
Is your work leading edge? This award recognizes innovative technologies and practices among architects, designers, collaborators, and clients. Submissions due July 30.
Architectural Adventures
AIA.org
AIA Network