Architects in Action! This was the mantra that embodied AIA’s activity on Capitol Hill, Wednesday March 6th, as AIA Grassroots Conference 2019 kicked off with 600+ Architects meeting with their state representatives to discuss the value an architect can bring when addressing issues like energy efficiency in existing buildings and school safety solutions. Five of our board members, representing three sections of AIA Idaho, met with with Idaho senators and their representatives: Russ Fulcher, Mike Simpson, James Ritsch and Mike Crapo. We advocated for public policies that create safer schools and improve energy savings in buildings. Big thanks to our board members for taking part in this advocacy effort. Photo left to right:
Jonathan Gallup, AIA, NCARB, Resin Architecture, Idaho Falls
Chad Blincoe, AIA, Blincoe Architecture, Ketchum
Anna Svidgal, AIA Idaho Executive Director
Ellie Thomas, AAIA, LOMBARD/CONRAD ARCHITECTS, Boise
James E Risch, U.S. Senator for Idaho
Dave Davies, AIA CSHQA, Boise
Jared Schmidt, AIA, NCARB, Pivot North Architecture, Boise
AIA Idaho state chapter of The American Institute of Architects was founded in 1951 and currently represents over 300 licensed architects and affiliate professional members. The chapter's headquarters are located in Boise with four local sections statewide. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization that helps architects serve the public's needs while building awareness of the role architects and architecture play in American society.
AIA members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards of professional practice. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.
Each day AIA members across the country and throughout the world create the places where people live and learn, work, and play. We design hospitals that heal us and houses of worship that sustain us. We create next generation energy-saving buildings to make our communities healthier and safer. All the while, architects work with clients and allied design professionals and construction partners to improve the built environment in a $1 trillion sector that accounts for almost 6 percent of the economy.
Now more than ever, the collective voice of architects is essential for designing a better future for our country and planet. Even in times of change, AIA’s values remain constant:
We stand for equity and human rights
We stand for architecture that strengthens our communities
We stand for a sustainable future
We stand for protecting communities from the impact of climate change
We stand for economic opportunity
We stand for investing in the future
We speak up, and policymakers listen
Members of The American Institute of Architects are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence. This Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct states guidelines for the conduct of Members in fulfilling those obligations.
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