ARE Materials Wish List

Help our Emerging Professionals Committee create a resource library with new ARE materials! Buy one book or more than one, and let  know that you did and we will take it off the list. Each book you buy will have a sticker proclaiming your generosity! Thank you for contributing to this important cause, and helping our … Continued

Commercial Advocacy

AIA Austin’s Commercial Advocacy Roundtable’s mission is to actively engage with the City of Austin, the construction industry, and the commercial development community on behalf of architects in reporting and addressing issues that affect commercial architecture in Austin. Specifically, the committee acts as a liaison between the different entities to encourage and enhance commercial architecture … Continued

Residential Advocacy

AIA Austin, through its Advocacy Commission, is actively engaged with City of Austin staff to keep updated as to zoning and building code changes, specifically including the Residential Review and Inspections Departments. The purpose is to inform AIA Austin members of various code changes and City of Austin staff interpretations affecting architects and their practice. … Continued

LDC Advocacy Roundtable

In October of 2013, AIA Austin assembled an advocacy group to focus on the City of Austin’s initiative to revise Austin’s Land Development Code and align it with the principles and priorities of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. As this is the single most important regulation affecting architects in Austin today, the Land Development Code … Continued

COTE Resources

National AIA National COTE AIA 2030 Commitment Living Building Challenge U.S. Green Building Council 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study Regional USGBC Central Texas SPEER Texas PACE Authority Local Austin Energy Green Building City of Austin Office of Sustainability City of Austin Community Climate Plan Wildflower Sustainable Sites Sustainability Rating/Certification Programs (for all project types) … Continued

Past Events

Texas Accessibility Standards Meets Healthcare Design Join the Academy of Architecture for Health for a discussion with Steve Zoerner of Infinite ADA for a more focused review of how the Texas Accessibility Standards directly applies to today’s healthcare design challenges. View the recording. Nurse Call Advancement Hospital Integration The Academy of Architecture for Health held … Continued

Helpful Resources

Texas Historical Commission, info on Historic Properties (designations, tax credits, etc.) Preservation Austin City of Austin Historic Preservation Office Austin’s Historic Districts UT Historic Preservation Downtown Austin Plan