The Institute is initiating a first-ever survey to collect key relationship information relative to architects and lawmakers to help organize and strengthen state and federal advocacy efforts. While every state grapples with different legislative issues, one common thread to success is a unified voice – at both the grassroots and grass-tops (personal relationship) levels. Once compiled, the AIA State and Local Relations team will provide reports to each state component to use in building their efforts to (1) stave off encroachments into architectural practice by other groups, (2) protect qualifications-based selection (3) maintain and refine appropriate project delivery methods and (4) advance the business interests of the architectural profession.
To complete the 3-minute survey, click here. After you log in using your AIA account username and password, you will click on the “Learn More” button under “Legislator Survey.” Your home address should already be entered for you. Confirm that the address is correct then click “Search” to find your elected officials. From there you will be able to enter relationship information with an easy drop-down menu for each of your government representatives. If you’ve forgotten your password, don’t fret, you can easily click “forgot my password” and the password will be immediately sent to your email address to complete your log in. This type of initiative is what many of you have requested from our National Component so please take a few minutes of your valuable time for this survey