CITIZEN ARCHITECT

Janine’s “WHY” Statement: To organize, empower and support communities to come together and see new opportunities so that people feel connected and become self-sufficient, and communities more resilient.

What is An AIA Citizen Architect?

The term “Citizen Architect” is a title informally bestowed on AIA members, given with great pride and representative of a call to action for Architects to take greater role in the civic advocacy of their communities. As defined in 2008 by the AIA National Board of Directors, the Citizen Architect:

  • uses his/her insights, talents, training, and experience to contribute meaningfully, beyond self, to the improvement of the community and human condition
  • stays informed on local, state, and federal issues, and makes time for service to the community
  • advocates for higher living standards, the creation of a sustainable environment, quality of life, and the greater good
  • seeks to advocate for the broader purposes of architecture through civic activism, by gaining appointment to boards and commissions, and through elective office at all levels of government.

AIA Citizen Architect – resource page

AIA Citizen Architect Handbook

BECOME A CITIZEN ARCHITECT

Disaster Assistance Program

A nationwide network of architects to help communities before and after a disaster.

AIA Resilience and Adaption Initiative

The AIA supports and empowers members to create sustainable, resilient and adaptable communities through the power of design.

AIA Resilience and Adaptation Certificate

This exclusive multi-course series covers hazard mitigation, community resilience, and adaptation.


AIA Disaster Assistance Program

A nationwide network of architects to help communities before and after a disaster

AIA Disaster Response Team in Action – Video Link

Hurricane Harvey – City of Rockport, TX, post hurricane building safety assessments.

AIA Disaster Response Program – resources page

AIA’s Disaster Assistance Program equips architects with the knowledge and skills to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. As a result, architects’ disaster response processes, protocol, and training are aligned with federal frameworks.

AIA Resilience and Adaption Initiative – sister committee

AIA Resilience and Adaption Initiative

Buildings and communities are subjected to destructive forces from natural and human-caused hazards. The forces affecting the built environment are evolving with climate change, environmental degradation, population growth, and migration; this alters long term conditions and demands design innovation. The AIA supports and empowers members to create sustainable, resilient and adaptable communities through the power of design. – AIA Policy and Position Statements, 2017.

COVID-19 resources for architects

AIA COVID-19 Resources Page

Re-occupancy Assessment Tool V3

Alternative Care Sites Preparedness Tool V2.0

COVID-19 ArchMap

AIA RESILIENCE AND ADAPTATION CERTIFICATE

Do you want to integrate resilience into the design services your firm offers? The Resilience and Adaptation series is your answer. This exclusive multi-course series covers hazard mitigation, community resilience, and adaptation. Take all courses to learn best practices for mitigating risk for hazards, shocks, and stresses and adapting to changing conditions. Perfect for mid-career professionals.

AIA Resilience and Adaptation Certificate Series – course link

Let’s build something together.