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AIA releases latest 2030 Commitment results

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today that architects and engineers participating in the AIA’s 2030 Commitment are reporting the greatest reduction in predicted energy use (pEUI) in the program’s 10-year history. The report—2030 by the Numbers: The 2019 Summary of the AIA 2030 Commitment—amalgamates predicted energy use data in buildings from 311 companies participating in the 2030 Commitment and analyzes design phase data from more than 20,300 projects.

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AIA to launch new program to advance leadership pathways for Ethnically Diverse Women

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is launching a new program to promote ethnically diverse women into leadership positions within the AIA. Next2Lead was initiated by AIA Resolution 18-3 which was intended to ensure that the AIA is developing education, systems and processes that are inclusive for the short and long term. Within the AIA, ethnically diverse women make up only five percent of the total membership and 0.4 percent of the entire profession in the U.S.

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AIA releases strategies for reducing risk of COVID-19 in multifamily housing

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing a new report today detailing strategies that can help mitigate risk of COVID-19 in multifamily housing. “Strategies for Safer Multifamily Housing” includes a seven-step Risk Management Plan for Buildings that multifamily housing owners and operators can utilize to assess hazards, apply architectural or engineering strategies, and reduce risk of virus transmission in buildings.

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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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