January 18, 2012
Longtime supporters of Public Architecture, the American Institute of Architects national component last month signed a memorandum of understanding with the organization pertaining to The 1% pro bono program. Among other stipulations, the AIA will commit $25,000 annually for the next five years, totaling $125,000 and building on a one-time, single-year grant of $115,000 in 2007.
Also in 2007, in conferring its Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement the AIA declared: “As a call to arms for all architects, Public Architecture has elevated the awareness of pro bono work from personal option to professional imperative. Their every effort is distinguished by unflagging attention to providing the highest levels of design excellence in service to the public interest.” Additionally, during his tenure as editor of Architectural Record magazine, AIA CEO Robert Ivy wrote of The 1% program, “The idea is smart, clean, and memorable.”
Click here to learn more about the AIA’s partnership with Public Architecture.