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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.

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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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Calling All Citizen Architects
AIA is calling on members across the country to join the Advocacy Network as Citizen Architects. Whether you are looking to make a difference in your local community or advance leadership across the spectrum of government, institutions, or neighborhoods, identifying as a Citizen Architect allows AIA to recognize your service through programs such as the citizen architect award, and to provide the tools you need to make the impact you desire.
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2015 Leadership Institute

With a focus on leadership development, the American Institute of Architects Center for Civic Leadership was tasked to produce a personal leadership tool to enable architects to cultivate their leadership potential. The Center’s effort resulted in the publication of the “Living Your Life as a Leader, Creating Your Personal Leadership Plan”A strategic tool to promote leadership capabilities and build capacity in the profession is essential. The “Living Your Life as a Leader, Creating Your Personal Leadership Plan” is that tool.

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With a focus on leadership development, the American Institute of Architects Center for Civic Leadership was tasked to produce a personal leadership tool to enable architects to cultivate their leadership potential. The Center’s effort resulted in the publication of the “Living Your Life as a Leader, Creating Your Personal Leadership Plan”A strategic tool to promote leadership capabilities and build capacity in the profession is essential. The “Living Your Life as a Leader, Creating Your Personal Leadership Plan” is that tool.

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2015 Leadership Institute

Nearly 300 participants joined the Leadership Institute at venues around the country: Boston, MA, Cleveland, OH, Phoenix, AZ, San Antonio, TX, and Washington, DC. These local venues hosted the National Broadcast from Washington, DC as well as local programming, featuring workshops and speakers.

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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.

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Citizen Architect

The AIA recognizes a Citizen Architect as an AIA member that applies their design insights, talents and training to advance leadership, advocacy, and civic engagement, and within their community, strive to be the voice of the profession to other members and the general public.
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• Become an advocate with Advocacy365

Since 2008 the AIA Board of Directors has recognized and celebrated the efforts of AIA members who have taken the extra step of being a leader in their community & engaging the public as a member of the profession.
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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.

Living Your Life as a Leader (First Edition)

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

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Registrations surpassed expectations with nearly 300 attendees participating the pilot year. 

 

Awards

Component Excellence Award for Advocating for the Profession—Citizen Architect

This award recognizes AIA members who have applied their skills, training, talents and experience to serve their communities and profession as advocacy leaders. In 2008 the AIA Board of Directors passed a resolution to recognize the service and efforts of Citizen Architects, this award recognizes active engagement and public demonstration of the best things an AIA member can offer in service to the public. 

 

The 2015 recipient, William Dikis, FAIA was honored during the Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference. More information.

Submissions in this category include:


• Members or components that have worked with collateral organizations and/or policymakers to encourage and promote the planning of more livable neighborhoods.
• Members that have elevated the profession and championed causes to promote design as an elected or appointed official.
• Members or components that have proactively sought to improve the practice and prosperity of the profession, the community or nation through advocacy.
• Members or components that have led other AIA members and allied professionals in community or legislative efforts to improve the built environment.

Podcasts

Citizen Architect on the Move Podcast

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

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