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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.

RUDC Newsletter

2018 Emails

March: What is the city street of the future?
April: Rebuilding the American city, and other A'18 sessions
June: Free webinar: Design, health and gentrification

Institute Honor Awards

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—submissions are due August 10, 2018.

Past recipients: 20182017 | 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)

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