Why Do It?
Connect with fellow practitioners regarding current issues, as well as issues on the horizon
- Participate in a larger dialogue about issues facing the profession, such as the changing nature of practice, the relevancy of architects, and the decline of licensure.
Share innovation and best practices among design firms
- Be part of a network which fosters new ideas, documents creative solutions, and contributes to the collective body of profession related knowledge. (ex: applications for sustainable building projects, integrated project delivery, and more.)
Be recognized as a “voice” in the profession
- Advocate for the value of architects, architecture and design in public discussions.
Become part of the web 2.0 with a lasting voice, and create an online brand for yourself
- Brand your firm and professional profile on the web, by writing and publishing, making your name searchable to millions.
Increase your professional credibility
- Be recognized as a thought leader on a specific topic and challenge existing assumptions regarding design matters.
Lead conversations regarding the built environment
- Provide your unique insight and help position architects as knowledgeable contributors on a wide range of issues, from urban planning, to redevelopment, to sustainability.
- Maximize your professional development, as well as your AIA membership by connecting with others who share your interest.
How to Do it?
Click here to select a topic; choose from many ideas that need your professional expertise and input. Once you have chosen your topic click here to access the “article submission form”. Upon completion it will be reviewed and edited (for punctuation), and posted. You will receive notification once it is on the website.
Please see below submittal guidelines for writing an article:
Article should 250-500 words
- Be concise – the first 75 words will be the “introduction” to your article, and most prominently featured
- Provide links for more information
- Include images, graphics, illustrations whenever possible
- Use quotes when you can
- Remember the 5 W’s of journalism in the first paragraph (who, what when, where, why?)
Please direct you questions to Nicki Dennis Stephens, Senior Director.