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THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS: PROGRESS REPORT MARCH 2014

Our profession is transforming—and so are you.

BEHIND THE REPORT

It’s not just the story of a year. What we’re sharing here is also a declaration of how AIA is turning in a new direction. Read a special message from 2014 President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, and Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA – See more here.

You’re sketching on a tablet, you’re using new composite materials, and you’re factoring in sustainable energy, climate change, and job growth. You’re thinking like a startup and you’re perfecting project delivery and you’re moving—maybe faster than you’ve ever had to before.

The AIA is right there with you. Our membership numbers are strong. Perhaps more important, who we are is growing and changing. Emerging professionals, entrepreneurs, women leaders, and architects from the range of geographies, practice areas, and backgrounds are joining our ranks. With each new member, AIA better represents the true richness of our profession.

Our fresh thinking extends to every member benefit—such as ACD5, which moves contracting and collaboration entirely to the cloud. You told us what you needed to advance your practice. And we’re delivering it through focused continuing education from experts and peers and insights on hot topics like resiliency, energy savings, and running a small firm, to name a few.

Our 2013 convention invited the industry’s most creative thinkers to our conversations, including 2013 AIA Gold Medalist Thom Mayne, FAIA, and keynoter Cameron Sinclair, Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity. It also brought emerging professionals up to center stage to join them.

Take a look at what we’ve done, and what we have planned, to make the AIA work to your specifications.

Read more here.