It is a good thing for us to communicate with one another over this outrageous mandate from the White House. I agree with Guy Geier that the College of Fellows as a collective group should do something more. But individually each of us, every member of the College of Fellows could and should contact their Congressmen and Senators over this issue. I plan to contact my representatives as well as my local chapter of the AIA and Texas Society of Architects to voice my concern. The more of us they hear from the more impact we will make.
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Now that we have an Administration that openly and nearly unchallenged defies the Law and Constitution of our Country, it should be no surprise that it also tries to impose design standards for its public demonstration of buildings, just like Hitler and Stalin did before.
This is a serious challenge to our professional integrity, intelligence and education. Shall we be relegated to the Albert Speer's of our Rulers?
Guy is right for calling the formulaic response of the AIA to this problem inadequate. The response will not be noticed beyond the "Club" which means it has no public awareness. We need to organize and find a public voice to express our concern and outrage over these proposed changes.