February 19, 2021 Newsletter

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Need up-to-date salary information? Participate in the 2021 AIA Compensation Survey! The AIA's biennial Compensation Survey, last conducted in 2019, is the benchmark for the profession, and a valued resource for firms and practitioners, and during the current economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is more critical than ever. As a participating firm, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the complete survey report when it is released. If you received an invitation to participate, we ask that you respond as your reply is vital for the success of this study. If you are a firm leader who has not received an invitation and would like to participate, please send an email to the AIA Economics & Market Research team at compensationsurvey@aia.org. We thank you in advance for your participation



On behalf of North Carolina's Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NCNOMA) and American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIANC), it is our pleasure to invite you to showcase your work through SAY IT LOUD - NC virtual exhibition in spring of 2021.

You can submit to SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina here! Deadline March 31

We appreciate the support of our community across the State dedicated to SAY IT LOUD as we share these stories. If you are interested in being involved we would love to speak to you!


Candidates for National Office
The deadline for declaration of candidacy for AIA national elections is Monday, 2/15, 5pm ET; and the deadline for submitting resolutions is Friday, 2/26, 5pm ET. Find everything delegates will need to participate in the 2021 AIA annual meeting, here
Economic resources from ConstructConnect
Access complimentary construction economic news and construction forecasts from AIA Innovation Partner ConstructConnect. These trends can help firms and components strategically plan during unprecedented times. Sign up today
Senior housing designs post-pandemic
New strategies for health and safety will be crucial in the post-COVID designs for all senior environments, including multi-family housing, mixed-use, and hospitality. Join the Knowledge Community, Design for Aging, as we explore COVID's impact on senior environment designs and daily operations and consider best practices to create safer spaces for residents, families, and caregivers. Earn 1 LU/HSW Register today 
Embodied carbon and life cycle assessment in traditional and heritage buildings
This live course will explore energy efficiency in traditional and heritage buildings and discuss emerging research on climate change and its effect on heritage buildings. 
Earn 1 LU/HSW 
Learn more >
Show me the money
The 2021 AIA Trust-Victor & CNA Component Grants Program submissions are due by Monday, April 5, 2021. Submit your winning program ideas for grants up to $3,000 each! More than $300,000 has been awarded directly to AIA Components for innovative programs fostering leadership development and management education. Past award-winning programs are listed here for reference. Learn more

Become an Academy of Architecture for Health fellow
Academy of Architecture for Health stipends range from $2,000-20,000 and support students and emerging professionals as they pursue their interest in health care design. Submit to a fellowship program by April 23 at 5pm ET. Learn more > 

Firm billings decline in December
AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. December's index shows that business conditions at architecture firms backslid, ending the year on a disappointing note. However, firms remain optimistic about 2021. Read more

2021 Annual Business Meeting Information
The AIA 2021 annual meeting will be called to order on June 10, 2021. Find everything delegates will need to participate in the 2021 AIA annual meeting, plus information on accreditation, voting, and candidate speeches. Learn more

Tips for using AIA Contract Documents online service
Join a free webinar on Feb. 11 as we share a few tips and tricks to work faster and easier in the AIA Contract Documents online service. There will be a live Q&A session during the webinar, so come with questions for our online service technical support staff.
Register today

Creating equitable, adaptable, and resilient educational environments
Applying the AIA Framework for Design Excellence to learning environments in your community is made simple with this session. Sign up to discuss planning strategies that address current and future educational needs and explore best practices to help make educational facilities a community hub during crisis events. February 18 at 2pm ET | Earn 1 LU  Register today > 

New post-occupancy evaluation toolkit
This Academy of Architecture for Justice toolkit provides the opportunity to gather and analyze information about several aspects of a building's performance, such as functional area operations, user and occupant satisfaction, maintenance requirements, technical performance, and safety and security. Review this toolkit and see how it can aid your courthouse designs.  Learn more

Submit your health care project today
The Healthcare Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, planning and design-oriented research. Projects should solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns in addition to the requisite functional and sustainability concerns associated with a healthcare setting. Submissions are due March 16 by 5pm ET. Submit today
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