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American Institute of Architects Looks at the World From the Ground Up

On April 15, 1857, the American Institute of Architect (AIA), was the time of the founded in New York City. At the time of the founding, there was no school of Architectures. Therefore, if one wanted to be considered an Architect, you granted yourself that privilege.

Eleven prominent architects were the first members of AIA as its founders, which included: Richard Upjohn, AIA’s first President, Charles Babcock, Henry Dudley, Jacob Wrey Mould, John Welch, Leopold Eidlitz, Richard Morris Hunt, Edward Gardiner, Fred A. Petersen, Joseph C. Wells and Henry W. Cleaveland.

The first School of Architecture was established by MIT in 1932 by its President, Karl T. Compton. The AIA is the United States professional organization for architects, which has its headquarters in Washington DC.

AIA Programs

The American Institue of Architects offers programs to its members including:

* Education

* Government advocacy

* Community redevelopment

* Public outreach

The architecture profession, as promoted by the American Institute of Architecture, a is seeking a higher profile to be relevant to the challenges faced by society. The architecture;l professional wants to be considered a significant force with the construction profession in reshaping America’s cities, promoting such issues as energy conservation and the effects of climate change.

The AIA Journal

The Journal of The American Insitute of Architects publishes many scholarly articles to educate the public and to keep architects informed., such as how climate change affects the architectural design and the ethical issues related to prison architecture.

One point of view is that the sea levels are rising as the result of melting of massive icebergs in Greenland and Antarctica which holds ninety-eight percent of the world’s ice.

Climate change and the rising level of the seas and oceans is related to building design. Buildings are designed to be sustainable for at least thirty years, while many buildings are still standing and, with modification, are still relevant.

However, with the rising sea levels, architects are concerned that society does not recognize the effects of sea level changes on the integrity of buildings.

The International Circle of Architecture Critics

CICA is associated with the American Institue of Architects.

The CICA is primarily an international architectural think tank. The CICA houses architectures critics, historians, and theorists to discuss and solve problems affecting architecture and society. The goal of the CICA is for its members to share their criticism and theories to keep architecture current and to make positive changes.https://www.facebook.com/AIANational/

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