LARA Issues Warning Against Scam Targeting Michigan Architects

On: October 19, 2020

This month, the Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced that there has been a scam going around targeting architect licensees.

New for 2020: Illinois Architect License Renewal Requirement

On: October 13, 2020

Illinois Architects, there is a new requirement for your license renewal that came into effect on January 1st, 2020. In addition to the required 24-hours of continuing education (including 16-hours of HSW), all Illinois license holders must now take one hour of sexual harassment prevention training.

How Tiny Houses Bring Opportunity for Architects

On: September 22, 2020

There are many ways in which tiny houses present great opportunities for architects. Whether it’s crafting “tiny luxury” or working to improve access to affordable housing – the versatility of tiny homes is something architects should be noticing.

Michigan Architect Spotlight: The Value of Inspiring Future Leaders

On: September 14, 2020

At Architects Training Institute, we value more than simply keeping licenses up-to-date through continuing education. We also care about how architects use their skills to help educate and inspire others to make a positive difference in their local communities. That’s why we’d like to highlight Detroit-native Rainy Hamilton Jr., president of Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA).

Here’s How Architects Are Pushing for Safer Design Policies

On: September 9, 2020

In the wake of the pandemic, designers and architects are inventing new solutions for nearly every sector of design. Here are three main examples.

Design Ideas for Safer, Post-Pandemic Schools

On: August 21, 2020

While many people are currently considering whether or not schools should open this fall, let’s take a step back and look toward the future of education spaces. These design proposals, shown in ArchDaily, give a glimpse of what post-pandemic schools might look like.

Advice for Recent Graduates & Young Professional Architects

On: August 14, 2020

Last week, Chicago-based architect John Ronan wrote a wonderful article full of advice for young designers starting their careers. Below is a “short-attention-span friendly” version that you can skim during lunch (or in the bathroom – no judgement).

AIA Criticizes New Fair Housing Ruling

On: August 7, 2020

HUD’s decision to end the 2015’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule has drawn criticism from many groups, including the AIA.

New Hampshire License Renewal Deadline Updates & FAQs

On: July 31, 2020

New Hampshire architects: due to COVID-19, your license renewal deadline has been extended!

The ADA at 30: Accessability’s Impact on Architecture

On: July 22, 2020

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). During that time, architects and designers have helped improve the lives of people with disabilities around the country. But according to some industry leaders, there’s still a lot more work to do.