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Grassroots: Legislation & Leadership

AIA Nevada leaders travel to Washington, DC each year. The purpose of our annual trip is twofold - First, to speak directly with our congressional representatives about the current legislative issues that are most important to architects and the practice of architecture; Second, to meet with the leadership from other chapters from across the country and explore ways in which we can work more closely together to become “one AIA”. The effort to unify our organization and organize our resources to benefit all members is essential to building the future of the profession. While in DC, our chapter leaders confer with others from across the country and share their knowledge and experiences as well.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference – March 2-4, 2015  

Remember to save the date for two separate conferences in 2016.

  • The Leadership Conference will be Tuesday, February 23 through Thursday, February 25 at the Detroit Marriott @ Renaissance Center. 
  • The Advocacy Conference will be Wednesday, July 13 through Friday, July 15 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

2015 AIA Legislative Issue Briefs:

Our positions are as follows:

Help Communities Prepare For Natural Disasters

AIA Position:   The AIA supports policies that foster a built environment that can adapt to natural conditions and better absorb and recover from adverse events.  The AIA strongly supports the adoption and enforcement of up-to-date model building codes as a key strategy to make communities more resilient.

click here to read the entire position statement

Promote The Preservation Of Historic Buildings And Spaces

AIA Position:  The American Institute of Architects believes that preservation of historic resources and their environments deserves high priority from policymakers.  The Historic Tax Credit has a proven track record in helping revitalize communities across the nation.

click here to read the entire position statement

Help Young Architects Serve Their Communities

AIA Position:  The American Institute of Architects supports legislation to provide student debt relief to graduating architecture students who contribute volunteer design work in underserved communities.

click here to read the entire position statement