Ethics and Professional Standards are Core Values in Real Estate
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 217 accredited state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.
Architects work in a creative niche where they’re paid to think outside the box to design and build functional spaces for people to live, work, eat, shop and learn. This is a highly paid ($80K+) career path that will become a lifestyle, not a job. There is a constant demand for architects who are involved in the building process from initial discussions with clients, to all facets of design, through construction of the project. Architects find value in their work seeing concepts to actual completion that last for decades.
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Now more than ever, the collective voice of architects is essential for designing a better future for our country and planet. Even in times of change, AIA’s values remain constant. We are at the table with policymakers who are committed to a better built environment and a prosperous architecture profession. But we will not hesitate to call out those whose values we oppose. We design hospitals that heal us and houses of worship that sustain us. We create next generation energy-saving buildings to make our communities healthier and safer. All the while, architects work with clients and allied design professionals and construction partners to improve the built environment in a $1 trillion sector that accounts for almost 6 percent of the economy.