America's first National Architecture Week, April  9- 14, 2007

MSA celebrates National Architecture Week and AIA’s 150th birthday.

April 9, 2007

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 It is not only a big week for Architecture – It’s a big year. This week America celebrates National Architecture week. AIA is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

Architects and AIA chapters are celebrating this important milestone by giving America a birthday present. AIA's comprehensive community service program is titled Blueprint for America. AIA Architects, across the nation,  are donating their time and expertise to show communities good design makes a difference.

You may have noticed the red banner hanging outside our front door. It is appearing throughout the country announcing AIA’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary).

Our own chapter here in the Lower Hudson Valley is working with a land conservancy to help restore a historic building and bring sustainable design concepts to the project. Across America important and exciting projects are well underway to help our towns, villages and cities build better communities, that are safe, sustainable and beautiful. Visit for more information on these initiatives.

AIA has created it’s own version of an Architectural American Idol. The 150 buildings voted to be America’s favorites are listed on the AIA150’s website. You can still vote for your top five buildings and be a part of this celebration.  Visit

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