Center for Civic Leadership

 

The Center for Civic Leadership

The mission of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership is to advance leadership among architects to promote livable, healthy, sustainable, and quality-designed environments for future generations through community participation and advocacy.

 Meet the Steering Committee » 

Leadership Institute

 

The Leadership Institute

“The vision of the Leadership Institute is to provide leadership education for architects and emerging professional to empower AIA members towards becoming effective leaders within their firms and within the communities they serve.

Sponsored by the College of Fellows in partnership with the Center for Civic Leadership, the Young Architects Forum, and the Small Firm Round Table.

More Information » 

Citizen Architect

 

Citizen Architect

Interested in learning how you can join the AIA’s citizen architect network? Here are some resources and best practices for you. In addition, any number of citizen architects in your area may be an additional resource for you.

  • More Information » 

    About Us

    The mission of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership is to advance leadership among architects to promote livable, healthy, sustainable, and quality-designed environments for future generations through community participation and advocacy.

    In coordination with the CCL Mission Statement, the goal of the CCL is to focus on the three main aspects identified for architects to become more involved as leaders –

    1) the development of a Leadership Institute,
    2) identification, recognition, and promotion of Citizen Architects, and
    3) the evaluation, creation, and maintenance of Leadership Resources.

    Although CCL volunteer members are instrumental in the development of all three of these aspects of leadership, AIA staff will be critical to maintain consistent coordination of CCL programs, database assistance, and the assurance that AIA members receive a cohesive message about architects as leaders in their professional, community, or political spheres.

    Follow @AIA_Advocacy Architect on Twitter. Join CCL by adding it to your AIA.org Account.

    Announcements

    Build AIA’s Leadership Library

    Is your component doing good work on civic leadership? Are you developing your leaders’ interpersonal skills, community leadership techniques, organizational partnerships or advocacy strengths? If so, the AIA Center for Civic Leadership wants to share your success stories! Contact Kimberly Yoho at kyoho@aia.org for more information.

    Leadership program map will be highlighted on this AIA Knowledge Net.

    Upcoming Events

    Log in to see this information

    Publications

    Creating a Citizen Architect Committee

    This handbook guides AIA Components on how to set up an organizational structure that encourages and supports civic engagement.

    Local Leaders in Sustainability

    Local Leaders in Sustainability is the AIA's research series on green building policy at the local level.

    Living Your Life as a Leader

    The AIA's leadership handbook serves as a reference and guide to your personal leadership development.

    Podcasts

    Citizen Architect on the Move Podcast

    Listen to Citizen Architects discuss the interplay between civic engagement and architectural practice.

    Resources

    If you are interested in learning how you can join the AIA’s citizen architect network or what you can do to be a citizen Architect? Here are some resources and best practices for you. In addition, any number of citizen architects in your area may be an additional resource for you.

    • Connect with other Citizen Architects around the country through the Center for Civic Leadership

    • Become an advocate with Advocacy365

    • Get involved with AIA Leadership

    • Learn more about AIA federal issues

    Latest Discussions

    • F. Michael Ayles AIA

      A message to 2015 Grassroots participants ...

      Posted in: Center for Civic Leadership

      ... WELCOME to our FIRST discussion post of 2015. This message is specifically for you! If you are reading this post, there is a good chance it is because of a red postcard you picked up about...

    • Venesa Alicea AIA

      Citizen Architect on the Move Podcasts

      Posted in: Center for Civic Leadership

      For those of you interested in Podcasts, here is a link to Citizen Architect on the Move Podcasts: http://www.aia.org/advocacy/publicpolicy/AIAB051119 Citizen Architect on the Move highlights architects...

    • photo not available

      The Sequester, Federal Budget and Medicaid Expansion

      Posted in: Center for Civic Leadership

      As some of you know, these three subject matters are intimately related and have a significant impact on the healthcare design community. For those that have not connected the dots, please allow me...

    • photo not available

      Six things losing candidates say

      Posted in: Center for Civic Leadership

      http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/six-things-losing-candidates-say/ I wanted to share another article about running for office. This is from the perspective of one of the leading pundits in...

    • photo not available

      Article from Campaigns & Elections Magazine

      Posted in: Center for Civic Leadership

      I came across this article form C&E magazine, and it might be useful for any member considering running for office. http://www.campaignsandelections.com/magazine/us-edition/396207/7-things-consultants-hate-about-you.thtml ...

    Latest Resources

    No resources have been posted

    Latest Blogs

    • Je'Nen M. Chastain Assoc. AIA

      Become Active with the CCL

      Center for Civic Leadership

      Happy Friday to all, On behalf of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership we sincerely appreciate your interest in the efforts of this group, and your investment in the communities that you serve.... more

      2 people recommend this.
    • John A. Matthews Jr. AIA

      Consider Becoming a Citizen Architect

      Center for Civic Leadership

      Why not follow the lead of our nation’s founding fathers and take time to serve your community. You might ask, how do you balance family life, business obligations, and public service. Well... more

    • John A. Matthews Jr. AIA

      The Value of Civic Action and Participation

      Center for Civic Leadership

      By: Steve Castellanos FAIA California State Architect 2000-2005 Former of President of AIA California Former Secretary of the AIA Board of Directors A while back a friend asked why I... more