Can the U.S. Building Sector Become Carbon Neutral by 2040?

On: January 14, 2021

Making the US building sector carbon neutral by 2040 is a challenging goal. But with new opportunities on the horizon, industry leaders are feeling confident.

Modular Architecture’s Potential Comeback

On: December 29, 2020

In this follow-up to our last blog, we’ll look at “modular architecture” as a whole and how the pandemic is bringing it back to the mainstream.

Can Wood Building Materials Replace Steel & Concrete?

On: December 10, 2020

In this blog, we discuss if it’s possible or sustainable for mass timber to replace concrete & steel for future building projects – and why doing so can help the planet.

How Email Marketing Can Help Build Your Client Base

On: November 30, 2020

While social media and keeping a strong web presence are important, here are some reasons why email marketing is still relevant.

ADA Standards: Real World Application Course Preview

On: November 10, 2020

The 2010 ADA Standards: Real World Application Course is unique because throughout the six hour video course, you’ll join instructor Rodger Peck as he covers scoping requirements with on-site, real world accessibility examples in various public and private buildings.

An Architect’s Guide to Creating Safe Polling Places

On: October 28, 2020

Despite the popularity of mail-in voting in the US this year, millions of people will still be voting in-person at the polls in less than a week. According to the CDC, people who vote in-person on a single day are at higher risk for COVID-19 because of the larger crowds and longer wait times. With that in mind, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is hoping that election administrators take advantage of their recently released “safe polling place” resource guide.

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).