AIA Celebrates National Architecture Week

AIA National Architecture Week is April 10 – 16. National Architecture Week is a public awareness campaign dedicated to elevating the public’s appreciation of design and to bring attention to the role architects play as a force for positive change in our communities. This year’s National Architecture Week will bring special focus on architects’ profound ability to impact communities through design and collaboration. In support of this theme the AIA will announce the recipients of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards on April 12. As the traditional role of libraries evolves, the designs of these community spaces have changed to reflect the needs of the surrounding residence.

Throughout the week the AIA will foster discussions online around design topics, including:

  • Share photos or videos of what architecture means to you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Use #ARCHWeek16 and #ilookup. Share your favorite architecture quotes, buildings, models, renders, sketches and more. The AIA will post users photos and videos on the AIA National social media accounts during the next several months.
  • Participate in a special #AIAChat on Twitter. The chat will take place on Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m. EDT. Doug Patt, AIA, founder of How to Architect, will lead a discussion about career paths for architects that decide to practice outside of the profession. Use #AIAChat on Twitter during the chat day and time to participate.
  • Share the latest #ilookup commercial on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Include messages about the important role architects play in shaping our communities. Watch the video.

1 Comment on "AIA Celebrates National Architecture Week"

  1. TYPICAL AIA NONSENSE. ONLY THING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT ARCHITECTS IS THAT WE ‘DESIGN’ STUFF. IT’S LAME. AIA DOES NOT DO ANYTHING TO INCREASE THE OPS FOR ARCHS TO MAKE A LIVING. HAVE READ THAT MOST ARCH FIRMS ARE SMALL, LIKE 1-5. HOW MANY OF THOSE FIRMS GET LIBRARY COMMISSIONS? FOR THAT MATTER, WHY DID CITY OF DC HIRE OUT OF COUNTRY ARCH TO DESIGN IT’S LIBRARIES A COUPLE YEARS AGO….STUPID….ISN’T AIA HQ THERE? HOW EFFECTIVE IS THAT? WONDER WHY I GOT OUT OF AIA, COST, YEH SURE. BUT LAME, MOSTLY.

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