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March 31, 2020

AIA weekly COVID-19 update | March 31, 2020

This is the first in a new weekly series dedicated to AIA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re curating the content you’re asking for—working remotely, business continuity, economic updates, relief for our industry, and more—to help you adapt your practice, minimize disruptions, keep projects moving, and protect your business.

All this info will live on the AIA National COVID-19 response page, which has even more resources. We’re updating it regularly, so bookmark it and visit frequently.

Please stay in touch. Let us know how you’re doing and share your feedback and ideas at We’ll be in your inbox again next week with new resources and information. (more…)

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March 15, 2020

A message from Robert Ivy, FAIA: We’re In this Together

This article originally appeared on AIA National’s website.  You can view the original article here.

Dear AIA community,

We are living in a challenging time. As we awaken each new day of this unfolding public health emergency, our perspective changes, sometimes radically. Despite all of our professional knowledge and technical mastery, the COVID-19 crisis demands that we remember the fragility of the human condition.  As architects, we know that there is no higher responsibility – personally or professionally – than protecting the health, safety and welfare of each other and the communities we serve. The reality we are confronting highlights the vulnerabilities of our modern and extremely interconnected global society.

While the future appears uncertain, we still have agency. COVID-19 requires all of us to make difficult decisions and to reevaluate our priorities. Like you I may be worried or uncertain at times, but having been through other large-scale societal challenges, including the September 11 attacks, floods, hurricanes, and deep economic swings, I am also optimistic and confident.  The architectural community has consistently come together to do what we do best: protecting society’s well-being while planning for a better future.

As we make our own plans, AIA is making decisions that we’d like to share with you: (more…)

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