The Statue of Liberty in New York was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984

AIA urges Trump to continue UNESCO’s architecture and design initiatives

by Eleanor Gibson The American Institute of Architects has declared its support for UNESCO after the US announced it is pulling out of the organisation, and encouraged President Donald Trump‘s administration to preserve initiatives that “reinforce the value and...
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America's public land is under threat. What can architects do to protect our national resources? Pictured here: Citadel ruins at Bear Ears National Monument, one of the sites reviewed by the U.S. Department of the Interior this summer as the agency prepares a potential revision to the laws that guide public land conservation. (Flickr/IIP Photo Archive)

America’s public land is under threat. What can architects do to protect it? – Archpaper.com

By Antonio Pacheco Although debating the ideal size, role, and scope of the federal government is one of America’s great national pastimes, there has typically been surprisingly broad and consistent support for the Antiquities Act of 1906, a landmark conservation law passed by...
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Photography: Carl Bower; Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President

Influence: Beyond ideas, only action leads to power | Architect Magazine

Beyond ideas, only action leads to power. By Thomas Vonier, FAIA, for AIA Architect Architects around the world seem to face the same issues. They certainly voice the same complaints: Fees aren’t adequate; clients expect too much, don’t value design, and don’t understand what we...
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