The American Institute of Architects

AIA Responds to ICC Decision Jeopardizing Climate Action

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued the following statement today following the International Code Council’s (ICC) decision to eliminate robust public input, transparency and governmental consensus voting by its membership for...

AIA Elevates 102 Members to the College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating 102 member-architects to its College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The fellowship program...

Architectural Billings Continue to Contract in 2021

A slight improvement in business conditions has led to fewer architecture firms reporting declining billings, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index...

Architecture Billings Continue to Lose Ground

Demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms took a pointed dip last month, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The pace of decline during December...

Demand for Multigenerational Housing Increases

The pandemic has buoyed the custom residential design sector while impacting homeowner design preferences, according to a fourth quarter Home Design Trends Survey from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The latest...

Where Are the Largest Homes Built?

We previously reported a declining trend in new single-family home size that is likely to reverse during the post pandemic years. NAHB’s analysis of the 2019 Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows the pre-Covid19...

Peter Exley Inaugurated as AIA 2021 President

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) inaugurated Peter Exley, FAIA, today as its 97th president. “While I’m not naïve to the challenges our profession, industry, and society have been dealt in the...

2021 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Edward Mazria

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are honoring Edward Mazria, FAIA, with the 2021 Gold Medal. The Gold Medal honors an individual whose...

Architecture Billings Remained Stalled in October

While architectural billings failed to show much progress during October, signs of improving business conditions at firms have emerged, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The...

Winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2020 Announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2020. Judges selected the film Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum, by filmmaker John Gordon, as this year’s Grand...

Announcing the 2020 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are recognizing two housing designs...

2021 AIA Housing Awards Open for Entries

It’s a life necessity, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and many people’s first and most personal encounter with architecture: the house. By recognizing the best in home design, AIA Housing Awards...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: Sonoma Farmhaus by SkB Architects

Sonoma Farmhaus Architecture Firm(s): SkB Architects Location: Graton, California Category: One- and two-family custom residences (category one) SKBARCHITECTS.COM Drawing from the agrarian vocabulary of the adjacent farm structures while retaining the scale of neighboring properties,...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: Courtyard House by mwworks

Courtyard House Architecture Firm(s): mwworks Location: Seattle, Washington Category: One- and two-family custom residences (category one) MWWORKS.COM Open and modern but deeply connected to the landscape, one of the owners observed the house calms him...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: Whidbey Farm by mwworks

Whidbey Farm Architecture Firm(s): mwworks Location: Whidbey Island, Washington Category: One- and two-family custom residences (category one) MWWORKS.COM Built for a multi-generational family, the home respects both the woodlands and pastoral land, blending seamlessly into...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: PPR Residence Hall by DIGSAU

PPR Residence Hall Architecture Firm(s): DIGSAU Owner: Swarthmore College Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Category: Specialized housing (category four) DIGSAU.COM The design team worked closely with students, staff, and administration to create a facility that encourages lifestyle choices...