AIA Adopts New Rules and Ethical Standards for Members

AIA Board of Directors approves new rules explicitly addressing sexual harassment, equity in the profession, and sustainability. WASHINGTON – Sept. 11, 2018 – The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors approved several changes to the AIA Code of Ethics and...
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An Unexpected Ally of Gender-Neutral Restrooms: Building Codes | Architect Magazine

The 2018 International Plumbing Code will update signage requirements for single-user restrooms while some local jurisdictions are taking their own initiative to promote inclusiveness. By Ian Spula Behind the rancorous debate over gender inclusivity in restrooms, an upheaval is...
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The AIA Urges Lawmakers to Support Strong Building Codes | Architect Magazine

AIA president Thomas Vonier implores legislators to keep an eye on the long game regarding design and construction regulations. By Wanda Lau With hurricanes Harvey and Irma behind us—and the long roads to recovery and rebuilding ahead of us—the AIA issued a statement today asking...
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Courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr Commercial Commons Aerial view of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 24.

Days Before Hurricane Harvey Hit Texas, Trump Repealed Flood Planning Rules | Architect Magazine

Architects are baffled by the president’s decision to undo a key directive that modernized flood management policy in light of climate change. By Chris Bentley Last week with a major hurricane bearing down on Houston, President Donald Trump tweeted, “As #HurricaneHarvey...
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AIA Opposes U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Accord | Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects has released a statement protesting Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. By ARCHITECT Staff The AIA has come out in strong opposition to Donald Trump’s June 1 decision withdrawing the United States from the...
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Eli Meir Kaplan Participants present their legislative campaign plan at the AIA's inaugural SpeakUp event, in Washington, D.C.

The AIA Encourages Advocacy at its Inaugural SpeakUp Event | Architect Magazine

Students, practitioners learned tactics for garnering support for policy related to architecture and the built environment. By Hallie Busta The AIA brought 150 architecture students, emerging professionals, small-firm owners, and other practitioners together in Washington, D.C.,...
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