Best month for U.S. architecture since start of the crisis

In January, the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Architecture Billings Index marked its sixth consecutive month of growth in the demand for architectural design services. With a national score of 54.2, up significantly from December’s score of 51.2, the architecture industry is seeing continued strength as we begin to come out of the winter. The […] Read more

The best in sustainability, 2013 AIA Honor Awards

Sustainability isn’t one of the specific categories recognized by the AIA in its Honor Awards program. It might as well be. Sustainable design is a theme that threads through all of the individual award categories, from interior architecture to regional design. So it’s time to follow up on the 2013 AIA Awards with special attention […] Read more

AIA 25-Year Award for architecture to Renzo Piano

The American Institute of Architects, AIA, announced that the Menil Collection in Houston, USA, by Renzo Piano, is the recipient of the 2013 25-Year Award for architecture. Praised by the jury as being ‘a monument to 20th century architecture that still resonates today’, the Menil, which opened in 1987, marks Piano’s first-ever U.S. project. Design […] Read more

U.S. architecture industry at its best since mid-2007

Last month, for the fourth straight month, U.S. demand for architectural services grew, according to the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index for November. So the trend continues. The national score for architecture billings came in at 53.2 – the highest score since November 2007 and up from October’s 52.8. Each of the past […] Read more

U.S. market for architecture looks hopeful

For the third straight month, the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index is in positive territory. October’s score came in at 52.8, up from last month’s 51.6. (Any score above 50.0 means growth in billings.) The score for project inquiries also rose to 59.4 from September’s 57.3. As with last month, the market for […] Read more

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