AIA Connecticut Committees

 

Opportunities for AIA Continuing Education Credit

We are happy to announce that AIA is now permitting some credit for continuing education for committee service. Serving on a committee is considered professional service. Architects can self report a maximum of two hours per year of professional/community service—such as design boards, code committees, AIA committees, disaster recovery consults/committees.

If members have had to do a lot of research for their committee service, such as studying planning issues, local code changes, etc., they can file a self report for research for the subject researched. It must be information that can be applied to the practice of architecture. Research is non-HSW, non-sustainable credit, but members can get credit for it.

 

Board of Directors

Building Performance & Regulations (BP&R)

Focuses on code related issues as well as the performance of building materials for systems.

Committee on the Environment (COTE)

Promotes the chapter’s involvement in sustainable and energy-related issues and educates its architect members in environmental matters. It promotes the role of architects in mitigating environmental damage.

Communications

The committee works to create public awareness and understanding of the works of Connecticut’s AIA Architects and to promote their efforts.  

Design

The Design Committee sponsors the annual Design Awards program, the Chrysalis (formerly Emerging Architectural Firm) Award program, the Alice Washburn Award program, the Business Architecture Award program, the Public Service Award program and Connecticut Treasures, in addition to planning lectures and tours of buildings of note.

Education

Sponsors professional development programs to aid AIA members in fulfilling their Continuing Education requirements and to broaden their knowledge of practice, business and technological issues.

Emerging Architects Committee (as of January 1, 2018, Emerging Professionals)

Interns, Associates, or recently licensed architect, join this commission geared toward “newer” members of the profession. In addition to community activities, such as CANstruction®, leadership opportunities & various social/networking events, the committee sponsors the annual Architect Registration Examination course, which reviews the substance of the architectural licensing exam. 

Government Affairs

Serves as a legal watchdog for the profession and also focuses on legislative and licensing issues and on encouraging AIA Connecticut participation in local, state and federal government.

Historic Resources

Working with other organizations, the committee sponsors educational programs, provides resources, and generally serves as the “touch point” on historic issues within AIA Connecticut as well as to other organizations.

Professional Practice Roundtable

The roundtable addresses practice issues and shares information between practitioners in a roundtable format. Outside experts often lead the roundtables.  

Small Firms

A dynamic roundtable, meeting nine times a year to explore and discuss issues specific to small practices. Speakers are often featured. This is a must for the sole practitioner and micro firm.