The American Institute of Architects is made up of nearly 88,000 design professionals at all stages of their careers, and the organization is here to connect you, its members, to top-quality education, business, and career resources, as well as a community deeply engaged in promoting the value of architecture. AIA Pittsburgh would like to highlight some of the resources available here, in the Resource RoundUP, a recurring feature that will breakdown some of the great materials and tools made available to AIA members. This month’s RoundUP will focus on Knowledge, and next month, our final in this three-part series, will look at other Resources available that stand alone. If you missed the first part – Support – be sure to check it out. And if you’re not a member, now is the perfect time to join. The AIA is currently holding its annual ’15 for 12’ membership drive, in which you receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12. Join today, get connected to your peers, and start taking advantage of all of the resources that AIA membership provides.
- Stay up-to-date with the profession’s trends and issues and fulfill continuing education requirements via one of the local events, such as Build Pittsburgh or the Target 2030 Professional Series, webinars and continuing education opportunities in the community, or the AIA U.
- Continuing education through CES Discovery keeps you on track with thousands of education courses through hundreds of approved education providers. Plus, on-demand access to your transcript.
- AIA KnowledgeNet gives you access to collective knowledge of thousands of members; a space to conduct discussions, find best practices, and get to know other design professionals.
- Subscriptions to AIA Pittsburgh’s weekly eNewsletter, eColumns; AIArchitect e-newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT, the official magazine of the AIA; plus digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and EcoStructure.
- Market Research and economic analysis and business insights, including:
- The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a leading economic indicator of the health of the construction industry.
- The Home Designs Trend Survey, a quarterly analysis of trends.
- The Foresight Report, research on key current and emerging trends affecting the profession.
- An Architect’s Guide to the Energy Retrofit Market.
- The Compensation Report, a salary survey of 39 firm positions.
- Monthly Economic Indicators
- Economics Videos, Articles, and Presentations
With more than 20 Knowledge Communities and professional interest groups, you’re able to build a peer network of colleagues who share your interests and practice specializations. AIA Pittsburgh’s active Knowledge Communities include the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) and Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP). Connect on a local or national level today!