The AIA represents the interests of architects before federal, state, and local governments and other policy-making bodies and organizations, working closely with the local components including AIA Alaska and the AIA Alaska State Council to assist with local and state advocacy efforts.
At the federal level, the AIA's Government Affairs Department works with the U.S. Congress, White House and various agencies to educate government leaders and others about the profession and the AIA's policies, positions, and objectives pertaining to community development and livability, as well as the business and practice of architecture. This effort involves the AIA in a range of issues including housing, urban renewal, accessibility, historic preservation, energy, environmental standards, security, government design practices, school construction, transportation, procurement, project delivery, small business operations, and tax policy.
Visit the AIA
Government Advocacy web site to
learn more. This site includes a wealth of resources including:
AIA's Congressional Issue Agenda, AIA Federal Issue Briefs, as well
as State and local Issue Areas and Resource Pages. Log
how your Alaska legislators stand on key issues relating to the architectural
The AIA also publishes an excellent guide to understanding
how the American Institute of Architects anåd its members can assist policy
makers. Click here to learn
more about The Architect as a Legislative Resource.