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Public Comment on GBC High Performing Buildings Act and Appendix D

Public comment is due today! We encourage architects and firms to post their comments on the proposed changes.

Provide comments in the feedback links for BOTH the Program and Appendix D



Read AIA Maryland’s comments here.


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2019 AIA Compensation Survey

WE NEED YOU! Maryland is close to being eliminated from the 2019 compensation report. AIA’s biennial Compensation Survey, is the benchmark for our profession, and a valued resource for firms and practitioners. The survey closes COB on Tuesday, May 7th.

As a participating firm, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the complete survey report when it is released. If you received an invitation to participate, we ask that you respond as your reply is vital for the success of this study. If you are a firm leader who has not received an invitation and would like to participate, please send an email to the AIA Economics & Market Research team at

Thank you in advance for your participation.

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That’s a wrap!

The 2019 General Assembly closed on April 8th and we’ve updated the spreadsheet of bills we have been following for you. Check the list to see the final outcome of those bills. Our Legislative Session Review will be out next week so be watching your mailbox for our summary of events this session.

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Is Your Home Ready for a Disaster?

We may not live in a hot zone for storms but Maryland residents do experience storm damage. From hurricanes to tornados and earthquakes, we’ve seen it all. Check out this article featuring Greg Beste, AIA.  We were fortunate to have Greg conduct our SAP training in December, 2018.

Watch your email for another SAP training being offered on the first day of hurricane season – June 1st. Earn 6.5 HSW CEUs and help us reach our goal to have 100 trained building evaluators in Maryland.

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AIA Resilience and Adaptation Online Certificate Program

For a limited time, purchase all nine courses and get 25% off the series!

Do you want to integrate resilience into the design services your firm offers? The Resilience and Adaptation series is your answer. This exclusive multi-course series covers mitigation, resilience and adaptation, technical design application, and design process application. Take all courses in the series to learn best practices for mitigating risk for hazards, shocks, and stresses and adapting to changing conditions. Perfect for midcareer architects. Anyone completing all courses in the AIA Resilience and Adaptation series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available for each course. Visit AIAU to sign-in and purchase.

The AIA resilience and Adaptation Online Series is developed by the AIA as part of the resilience and adaptation initiative.

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It’s Crossover Day in Annapolis!

Today is the deadline for all bills introduced this year to “crossover” to the other chamber. Bills that have not passed in their respective committees by the end of today will not crossover and are likely dead for this year. You can see all the bills AIA Maryland is following on behalf of Maryland architects HERE.

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