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American Institute of Architects Looks to the Future of Building

The esteemed organization, the American Institute of Architects, are looking toward the future. Their ongoing concentration will be on public health and resilience as well as collaboration between disciplines instead of being a single point of decisions regarding architecture of the future.

At the helm, CEO Robert Ivy has shown his skills at communicating both the past and the future of architecture. He brings traditional urban planning and software design together to produce positive change in the design and implementation in future construction. He can keep a conversation moving forward into the future of the discipline through cooperation between different sciences. He understands the importance of healthy materials, disaster recovery, and future design improvements in the industry.

Future of Architecture

It is believed by the CEO that the future of architecture should concentrate on more than high-rise buildings and elaborate houses. It is about disaster relief, resilience, and even health. When a disaster occurs, one of the first actions that one should consider is assessment of the destroyed buildings. Buildings and homes should be verified save to inhabit. If they are not habitable, inspectors should determine whether to renovate or rebuild. The questions that are asked should also improve the future of a building. Architects and designers need to improve on the design so that the next disaster does not destroy the building and ensure that building materials are healthier, mold-resistant, and less likely to be harmful to the inhabitants. See more on Architect Magazine

Providing for the Future

AIA is helping future architects by offering grants to universities to help them to improve their academics and research departments. The organization is asking for university professors and students to think critically about how to improve resiliency and public health in future architecture. This includes design, materials, and dependability.

Tax Reform

AIA was involved in lobbying for benefits to the architecture community. Architects had been initially excluded from tax deductions until the AIA successfully instructed Congress that the exclusion unfairly targeted pass-through organizations that did not conform to the other companies included in the exclusion. They also successfully fought for continuation of the historic tax credit for buildings that have been determined of historic significance. The original tax credit helped cover renovations of our most important historic buildings.

In addition, the AIA also successfully fought for energy efficiency deductions. With this deduction being restored after its expiration of December 31, 2016, businesses are encouraged to provide a smaller carbon footprint through incentive.

AIA Conference – 2018

June 21 – 23, 2018 will bring the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City. The conference will cover designing of cities, towns, and communities. They will concentrate on smart and innovative new technologies and ideas for energy efficiency, resilience, and healthier materials in home and business planning. Check:https://washington.org/meetings/find-dc-listings/american-institute-architects

 

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