AIA Celebrates National Architecture Week, April 10–16

Washington, D.C.- April 7, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — 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 12th. As the traditional role of libraries evolves, the designs of these community spaces have changed to reflect the needs of the surrounding residence. More information can be found here:

http://ilookup.org/architecture-week-2016/

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 3PM EST. 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. You can find the video here.

About National Architecture Week
National Architecture Week is celebrated the week of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, which is April 13th. While not educated as an architect, Jefferson is the only U.S. president to be recognized for his architectural affinity.

About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

Contact: Matt Tinder
202-626-7462

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For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. By using sustainable design practices, materials, and techniques, AIA architects are uniquely poised to provide the leadership and guidance needed to provide solutions to address climate change. AIA architects walk the walk on sustainable design. Visit www.aia.org/walkthewalk.

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