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Firm Billings Up Nationwide, But Construction Sector Still Lags

Firms in every region of the country are seeing positive billings. Meanwhile, construction spending and housing starts have slowed.

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Climate and Context Define 2013 Solar Decathlon

This year’s Solar Decathlon features houses designed for sub-arctic mountain ranges, blistering deserts, and everything in between.

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From AIA Philadelphia: Two Sustainable Houses

Slimming Down into an Energy-Neutral Performance Machine

Before the renovation, John Huber Architects Kahn House cost the clients $4,000 a year in utility and fuel costs. Afterwards, it creates more electricity that it needs.

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Downsizing, Snugly and Sustainably

CuetoKEARNEYdesign’s renovation of an early 20th century Dutch colonial reduces its energy consumption by nearly 80 percent.

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The Design Comedy

Through his series of columns for the Washington Post, Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, has performed a rare public service: explaining to the public simply and clearly how architects view the world around them, usually with original illustrations. AIArchitect selected a handful of his drawings for this gallery from more than 100 now on display at AIA National.

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Q&A with Tamarah Begay, AIA: Navajo Nation Architect, Barbie Ambassador

Tamarah Begay, AIA, has based her practice around architecture that respects the cultural context of Native Americans, and uses Mattel’s Architect Barbie to show Native American kids that they can do the same.

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Special Issues:

2013 AIA National Convention
Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  2013 Awards Special (Dec. 6) |  Design for the Common Good (Nov. 16)

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AIA and Niantic Labs Partner on Mobile Architectural Landmark App

With Field Trip, from Niantic Labs at Google, AIA architects tell the story of the urban adventure around the next corner.

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Download Google Field Trip for Android and iPhone >

Celebrate Field Trip Day with Neighborhood Tours: Aug. 24 in Brooklyn and London, Sept. 15 in Los Angeles and Seattle >

News and Resources

Career Center | Featured Jobs |
Navigating the Economy
RFP: SeaTac, Wash., Angel Lake Station Master Plan
RFQ: Colorado Department of Corrections Roof Replacement
Competition: 2014 Passive House Award
Competition: Seattle Design Jam


Advocacy: Meet with Your Congressional Representatives Before Recess Ends on Sept. 9
Storify Twitter Chat Recap: Women in Architecture
Watch the AIA’s Design Art and Science Video and Earn One HSW Credit: Episode 1—Energy by Design
Next Issue of AIArchitect to be Published Sept. 13
Rebuild by Design Hurricane Sandy Disaster Resilience Teams Selected
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy
Apply for 2013 NCARB Award by Sept. 24
Attend Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Awards Symposium on Nov. 7
Faces of Public Health: Rick Bell, FAIA
Tampa Bay Business Journal:
Two Tampa architecture firms, BDG Architects and Urban Studio Architects, merge
Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Gov. Haslam names Robert Oglesby, AIA, to head TN Department of General Services
The Atlantic Cities:
The Case for Letting Nonprofits Run Public Transit
NYC Grid:
Before and After: New York City Photo Sliders

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AIA Compensation Survey: Architect Salary Increases Minimally from 2011

2013 AIA Healthcare Design Award Recipients

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