Repositioning the Architect

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The AIA is pursuing a year-long initiative exploring the perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, needs, and value of "the Architect". We’re seeking your opinion as members of the profession (AIA Members and Non-Members), as well as Emerging Professionals, Architecture Students and Faculty, and Architects who have migrated to other fields. We’ll also reach out to clients, perspective clients and the public in general in order to gain some stronger level of insight as to the collectively perceived "purpose" of our profession.
We seek to determine if there may be gaps in perception among ourselves and among non-architects about who architects are, what architects do, what needs we address (or perhaps needs we should address and don't currently), and what opportunities should we pursue (or not) to close these gaps and ensure the ongoing relevancy of our profession in a rapidly changing world.
This forum is intended to provide for an open-ended, broad dialogue as a source of input to this investigation -- we seek your thoughts and opinions to help inform our pursuit of this very encompassing goal.
We will be posting questions or statements intended to help prompt discussion. (At this point, we're just letting you know we are here and gathering any initial response to this undertaking.) Let’s hear from you.

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