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2014 Was a Pretty Swell Year

 

Thanks to all of our members for another year of progress and success. A quick look back at the work of your state association, which ended the year at 4,095 members strong:

Honor Awardees

The 2014 Award winners showcased how architects' work can impact regional or even global problems. Look back>

Repositioning Progress

Illinois is at the forefront of responding to its members' needs and changing the way the organization works through the National Repositioning effort. We took your pulse via surveys, workshops and small group meetings so that we could address your top Repositioning priorities. Review where we are at>

Legislative Victories & Prairie Grassroots

Two of the Prairie Grassroots initiatives were quickly signed by the Governor, and we also went on the offensive against some bad bills. It's all in Citizen Architect>

Chicago Bean by James Michaels, AIANational Convention in Chicago

AIA Chicago hosted a fabulous Convention, with many of us participating and showing off our great state to peers from around the world. These sponsors made it all possible>

New Website

AIA Illinois introduced a new website that has the capability to cross-promote events and news from all of the state's chapters. We're glad you're here - roam around a bit if you haven't yet!

Leadership Institute

Invited emerging leaders from across the state enjoyed talks by some of our profession's top thinkers, as well as with their fascinating peers. See what the buzz was about>

Publications as National Eye Candy

Our friends across the nation cast an approving eye on our publications. 2014 National President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, wrote, "Your Annual Report is probably the COOLEST thing I have ever seen. What a clever, concise, and content-rich way to convey [your work]."

And another state association reached out to learn how we assembled the great member content in our election-preview Citizen Architect (and asked to poach our graphic designer).

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