AIA Issues Apology Regarding Statement Supporting Infrastructure Initiative

On Nov. 10 a statement was released by Robert Ivy, the CEO of the American Institute of Architects in support of president-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure initiative. The statement has since been removed from the AIA’s website after controversy erupted among the group’s 89,000 members.

AIA Names Top 10 Sustainable Projects

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have chosen the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

New LEED v4 Program Launched for Product Manufacturers

GreenCE of Ridgefield has launched the industry's first LEED v4 specification program for building product manufacturers. GreenCE, Inc. is a provider of sustainable continuing education for design professionals and is a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) education partner and American Institute of Architects (AIA) education provider.

Feds Extend Tax Deductions for Energy Efficiency

President Obama signed a bill on Dec. 19 that would extend a tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings.

Architects Get Closer to Carbon Neutral Goal

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The number of projects meeting a carbon reduction goal set by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has surged 200 percent over the last two years, according to a new report from the AIA.

Alexandria Police Building Wins AIA Award

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
When the city of Alexandria, Va., approached designer Dewberry to transform a seven-acre maintenance yard into a contemporary police facility, one of the firm’s biggest challenges was to combine all law enforcement operations in a sustainable and functional site.

Hanover Park Police Headquarters Receives AIA Award

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The Hanover Park police headquarters in Hanover Park, Ill., received high recognition this month by the AIA/JFR Justice Facilities Review Awards Program. The program documents best practices in planning and design for justice architecture, including sustainability and economic feasibility. The facility will be highlighted this fall in the 2014 Justice Facilities Review published by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice.

AIA Shrinks Board, Creates New Council

Convention delegates for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved Saturday a governance plan that significantly reduces the number of board members and adds a new council that will report on important matters.

Registration Open for East Coast Green Conference

Registration is open for the third annual East Coast Green Conference, titled “Re: Thinking Green.”

AIA Committee Names Top 10 Projects

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment released its annual top 10 list for sustainable architecture and green design.