The American Institute of Architects

AIA Launches Seventh Annual Film Challenge

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is launching its seventh annual AIA Film Challenge. The AIA Film Challenge 2021 invites architects, filmmakers, and storytellers to produce a short documentary film between one...

Announcing the 2021 AIA Housing Award Winners

AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 21st year, was established to recognize the best in housing design for new construction, renovations and restorations. Each year projects are awarded based on four...

2021 AIA Housing Awards: Townhomes by Wittman Estes

Tsuga Townhomes Architect: Wittman Estes Owner: Matt Wittman Location: Seattle, Washington Category:    One- and Two-Family Production Homes Seattle’s continually escalating construction costs, among the highest globally and averaging more than $338 per square foot just...

2021 AIA Housing Awards: LeanToo by Nick Deaver

LeanToo Architect:  Nick Deaver Owner:  Stephanie Archer and George Rislov Location: Austin, Texas Category: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences When the owners of this project sought to return to the simple, curated life afforded in...

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...