AIA Architects -- Remain Creative, Resilient in 2013
As president of Northeast Illinois Chapter of American Institute of Architects, I am often asked two questions: "What do the letters AIA really mean after an architect's name?" and "How are architects faring in this sluggish economy?
The responses to both questions can be tied together as AIA architects are linked to an organization that gives architects a framework on which to build the passion for the profession of architecture. This passion is what has allowed the profession of architecture to remain creative and resilient over the past five years.
An architect is the one person truly capable of artfully guiding the value-added process of analysis and design for the built environment. Through education, experience and creative passion, architects become the driving force in the development of our client's visions -- visions of creativity of inspiring spaces, of building and production efficiency, product flow, energy efficiency, workplace effectiveness, with a focus on the issues that affect all aspects of business.
Why an AIA Architect? With 150 years of history, the American Institute of Architects is the one source of everything good the profession has to offer. The AIA, has served as a professional organization that celebrates and promotes the profession of architecture, provides opportunities for professional growth and improves the built environment.
Members of AIA have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. AIA members have access to the right people, knowledge, and tools to create better design, and through such resources and access, they help clients and communities make their visions real. …