THE INTERIOR MAIN STAIRWELL OF THE GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL IN ATLANTA, GA. DESIGNED BY EDBROOKE AND BURNHAM AND BUILT IN 1889.
AIA Georgia is commited to amplifying the voices of our State architects by exercising continued presence in pressing concerns and uniting our resources and helping our members to develop skills to build power for architects.
Key Current Issues
AIA Georgia’s codes committee represents the profession and helps architects influence code development and adoption at the local, state, and national levels.
We host codes workshops and webinars to educate our architects on the new and upcoming changes to codes and to engage the profession in educated feedback to affect real change.
AIA Georgia is in line with the AIA Codes Advocacy Program in that. We champion the development and adoption of model building codes that:
- Include architects and the public in a consensus process
- Arise from informed education and research
- Are without favoritism or bias towards special interests
- Include provisions for prompt appeals procedures
- Are cost-effective and benefit the public
- Privilege performance criteria
The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.
Our local committee is headed by Michael Tchouaffe, AIA and Ryan Taylor, AIA.
Licensure is a major step in the career of an architect. AIA Georgia advocates to ensure architects have the right education and experience for the job and are supported at the local and state levels by the State Licensing Board. We work directly with our lobbyists to make sure our voices are heard in legislation affecting licensure.
Recently, AIA Georgia was at the forefront of instituting groundbreaking legislation in the state for the Integrated Path to Licensure Program (IPAL) now available to students at the Savannah College of Art and Design.