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Georgia Association of the American Institute of Architects Announces New …

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Disaster Response Training in Augusta

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Georgia Recognizes Eighteen Projects for Design Excellence

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Over 10,000 Votes Cast in the AIA Georgia People's Choice Award

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AIA Savannah Member receives 2014 Young Architect of the Year Award

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Former AIA GA President named 2013-14 ACSA Distinguished Professor

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Sine Die Update

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Why Hire an AIA Architect

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No matter what kind of project you have in mind, you should speak with an architect who is a member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the earliest stage of the design process. Architects have the education, training, experience and vision to maximize your construction dollar and ease the entire design and construction process.  They can help you find practical solutions to your unique vision and design challenges.

AIA members also offer something more: the shared dedication to creating healthy, sustainable and livable homes, work places and communities—coupled with a means of collaboration to make those goals real. 

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How Design Works

If you've never worked with an architect before, you likely have questions. Does your project really require an architect? At what point should you involve a design team? What is it like to work with an AIA architect, and how do you get the most out of the experience? Here you can find answers and tools to guide you through the five stages of design, and watch clients and architects describe how the process worked for them.

Visit AIA's interactive web site now and learn more about How Design Works.

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You and Your Architect

The secret to a successful project lies in the professional, business and personal relationships between owner and architect.  The American Institute of Architects publishes an excellent resource booklet called You and Your Architect which provides guidance on how to establish and benefit from those relationships.  Learn more.

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For more than 150 years the American Institute of Architects has served as the voice of the architecture profession and a resource to its members in service to society.  Chartered in 1953, AIA Georgia consists of close to 2,000 members distributed over seven local chapters: AIA Atlanta, AIA Augusta, AIA Golden Isles, AIA Middle Georgia, AIA Savannah, AIA Southwest Georgia and AIA West Georgia. The vision of the American Institute of Architects and AIA Georgia is Driving Positive Change through the Power of Design.

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