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Resources and Best Practices: COVID-19

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global health emergency. Concern for member health and safety, airline restrictions, and travel warnings are affecting association global operations and conferences. These Read more...


License renewal this year in Illinois

Your State of Illinois license will be renewed in 2020, and renewal information will likely be available in September. The state requires 24 hours of learning earned during the duration of your license (December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2020), and 16 Read more...


AIA Chicago Office Closed; Staff Working Remotely

Dear AIA Chicago community members: Considerations of health, safety and welfare guide the decisions of architects. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently characterized COVID-19 as a global epidemic. In order to ensure the health, safety and welfar Read more...


AIA Chicago 2030 Commitment Update

The AIA 2030 Commitment The Chicago Campaign to Combat the Climate Emergency By: Douglas Farr, FAIA, 2030 Campaign Strategist, Arathi Gowda, AIA, and Scott Farbman, AIA, AIA Chicago 2030 Working Group co-chairs and Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, 2030 National Lia Read more...


Modernizing Chicago’s Construction Codes

In April 2019, the City Council of Chicago adopted the Phase 2 building code requirements which became optional on December 1, 2019 and will be mandatory starting on August 1, 2020. For information on the transition period, click here. For information on Read more...


An Urgent Call to Action: #StandWithGreta

An urgent Call to Action: #StandWithGreta By Tom Jacobs, AIA, Co-Founder Architects Advocate for Action on Climate Change A 16-year-old has succeeded where we adults have not. On August 20, 2018, Greta Thunberg walked out of her Stockholm school and st Read more...

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