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Nonresidential building spending to grow through 2020

Construction spending last year was surprisingly weak, but current estimates suggest the industry had a modest increase in 2019, according to a new consensus forecast from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Retail construction activity was expected to underperform in 2019 but did not see the double-digit percentage declines that were expected. The AIA’s Consensus Construction forecast panel expects similar conditions this year and next.

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Architecture Billings Index ends year on positive note

Demand for design services in December increased for the third month in a row, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). “Despite the ongoing slowdown in billings in the Northeast, balanced growth across sectors and regions looks more positive for the coming year,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “Factors outside of the construction sector, such as trade policy and international events, could still impact demand for design services, however recent fears about a downturn in construction activity have largely subsided.”

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Honoring 2020 recipients of prestigious AIA awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) yearly honors architects and firms who distinguish themselves in the built environment. These prestigious awards include: AIA Architecture Firm Award, Gold Medal, Edward C. Kemper Award, AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, and Whitney M. Young Jr. Award.

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the University of Washington release three final chapters of the “Guides for Equitable Practice”

“Guides for Equitable Practice” were developed in partnership with the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota to improve firm culture and to build equity, diversity and inclusion in the architecture profession. Specifically, the guides are intended to be a firm resource for applying principles of inclusion and equity in attaining a professional work environment, building fluency in intercultural competency, improving cultural awareness, and for developing and retaining employees.

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Jane Frederick, FAIA, inaugurated as AIA 2020 President

“It’s an honor and a privilege to join the distinguished line of presidents who have led the American Institute of Architects,” said Frederick. “As I step into this role, I’m asking what will happen for us in this next year. At this moment in the world’s history, the answer couldn’t be more clear, that 2020 must be the year architects assert our leadership and have a meaningful impact in climate action.”

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2019 AIA Innovation Awards honor innovative technologies and practices

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects, designers, collaborators and clients. Awarded projects must support the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia.

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Senate introduces The School Safety Clearinghouse Act

“More than 20 years after the attack at Columbine High School, our schools deserve to be safer. As architects, we know how to help,” said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “Design serves as a critical element in making our airports, stadiums and office buildings safer following September 11. Senators Purdue and Jones should be commended for introducing new legislation that will give education officials the vetted information they are desperately seeking to create safe and secure schools for America’s children and teachers.”

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