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Membership survey results - Public Architects

  • 1.  Membership survey results - Public Architects

    Posted 09-16-2015 11:37

    Hi PAC,

    I participated in the survey last summer of Public Architects (see attachment).

    I am curious to learn about the survey results and when the Board will consider a resolution to create a new membership category for Public Architects.

    Please advise.



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    John Egan AIA
    Project Officer
    National Institutes of Health / Office of Research Facilities
    Bethesda, MD 

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  • 2.  RE: Membership survey results - Public Architects

    Posted 09-17-2015 20:01

    John,

    Sorry for the delay in responding back.  First, the overall survey results show that public architects are looking to AIA to provide better value and a reason to join AIA.  WE will post a summary of the results shortly.

    Second, the DC AIA Chapter put forth a resolution at the 2014 AIA National Convention to ask AIA to investigate creating an institutional category of membership that would allow public agencies to buy a number of memberships for their architect employees.  The resolution was passed overwhelmingly.  At the beginning of this year, AIA stood up an Institutional Membership Task Force to investigate and develop a proposal to create such a category of membership.  Members include me and Sean Nohelty, 2014 DC AIA President.  While we are not at liberty to discuss the work to date, I can say that progress is being made and you should hear something very soon.

    Like any bureaucracy (just like NIH or my agency, the Army Corps of Engineers), there are processes and hurdles in AIA that must be tackled.  You must also consider that AIA has traditionally been an organization based on individual membership - any change has major implications to AIA. 

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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    Edmond Gauvreau, AIA
    2015 Chair
    Public Architects Knowledge Community
    Washington, DC
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