In an effort to give you a break from the negative news cycle, we want to look forward toward the future and the many possibilities it brings for architects.
In recent weeks, the Moving Forward Act has made its way through Congress. Late last month, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced their support of the bill. AIA President Jane Frederick said “Passing the Moving Forward Act is a necessary next step that we must take as a nation in order to deliver the opportunities that American workers—including architects—desperately need.”
The proposal allocates billions of dollars for infrastructure improvements such as:
- The Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act, which would provide funding for improvements to school infrastructure, especially those in high-poverty areas, and upgrading child-care facilities.
- Encourage the rehabilitation of historic buildings through the temporary increase of the Historic Tax Credit
- Improve affordable housing infrastructure by creating and preserving 1.8 million affordable homes
- Establish a new Neighborhood Investment tax credit that would subsidize certain development costs to encourage the rehabilitation of vacant homes or construction of new homes in distressed areas
As architects, you’re responsible for much more than just designing safe and beautiful structures; your work can make a positive difference in communities around the country. The schools you help build or renovate (especially in lower income areas) bring opportunities for success that weren’t possible before. Working to increase affordable housing works toward lowering homeless rates and gives families a sense of security.
When it comes time to rebuild the nation (financially and literally), we are proud to help architects like you make positive changes in your local community.
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The following states have continuing education deadlines approaching:
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