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About RUDC

The Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) aims to improve the quality of the regional and urban environment by promoting excellence in design, planning, and public policy in the built environment. This will be achieved through its member and public education, in concert with allied community and professional groups.

AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design 

Buildings never arise in isolation. The best planning accounts for the entire built environment, local culture, and available resources—modeling architecture’s promise and true value to communities. The Regional & Urban Design program recognizes the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.

Interested in submitting? View the call for submissions details and look for the next round in summer 2017.

Past recipients: 2017 | 2016


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AIA Center for Communities by Design

There’s a reason you became an architect. It wasn’t just about buildings. It was about people; it was about making communities more livable.

We welcome members who are committed to healthy, safe, and sustainable communities.

  • Share your vision with like-minded AIA members
  • Assist citizens and community leaders to improve their community's quality of life through design
  • Access resources and form relationships to build your career

Center for Communities by Design

Regional/Urban Design Assistance Teams (R/UDATs)

Sustainable Design Assessment Teams (SDATs)

Latest Discussions

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  • Announcing Blueprint for Better Communities and webinar (April 3) At Grassroots, AIA's annual leadership event, in San Diego earlier this month, 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA, announced a ...

Latest Blogs

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    In 1968, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. delivered an historic address to the American Institute of Architects. He challenged the profession to enfranchise all citizens in the conversations about ... more

  • Posted in: Regional and Urban Design Committee

    How can architects and mayors work together to plan for stronger communities? View these short clips below to hear from some of the participants at Civic I/O, a meeting of mayors at SXSW that invited architects ... more

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