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Citizen Architect Community Track Application 2020


The AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program is an annual program that recognizes AIA Iowa members who represent AIA's values in their communities through public service. This program is a recognition bestowed upon all AIA Iowa members who meet the qualification criteria, and is intended to encourage all AIA Iowa members to actively engage in their communities and share in the AIA mission. Each member enrolled in the program will be recognized at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention, on the AIA Iowa website, and in the Iowa Architect Directory. This is a yearly program, regardless if you have participated in previous years you need to enroll again. If you volunteer with more than one organization, please complete a separate submission for each organization.

Applications are due by February 28, 2020.


Qualification Criteria 

Participants must...

1. be an AIA Iowa Member: Assoc. AIA, Assoc. AIA-E, Int'l Assoc. AIA, Student Affiliate, AIA-M, AIA-E, FAIA-M, or FAIA-E;

2. serve as: 
    a. an appointed or elected member of a government committee, council, or body at the local, county, regional, or state level;

    b. OR serve as a volunteer or in a leadership position for a non-profit organization that seeks to benefit people in need or communities as a whole.

3. In this role, advocate for one or more of the AIA Iowa's core principles of Quality Design, Sustainability, and Livable Communities. 


Please complete the following questionnaire as it will appear in print. Please fill out the form in full, your answers will qualify you for the program and assist us in generating a press release on your behalf.


 Sample Press Release:

John Smith, AIA, with ABC Architects, was appointed to Director with the XYZ County Historic Preservation Commission. The XYZ County Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of nine XYZ County residents working to identify, preserve, and protect historic structures. In this role, Smith reviews building demolition requests, among other duties.  He became involved in the organization because he believes the community as a whole has a right to the architectural heritage of their place and it is the responsibility of architects, historians and educators to preserve its authenticity and add to it in a way that thoughtfully comments on its presence.


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