Local Advocacy

AIABaltimore is engaged in many important local advocacy issues relating to the profession and built environment from the city’s proposed zoning code to issues of equity in the profession.

Be a citizen architect by getting involved today! Contact Zevi Thomas (zthomas@aiabalt.com) or Kathleen Lane (klane@aiabalt.com).

AIABaltimore and AIA Maryland State and Local Advocacy

  • AIA Maryland State Legislative Advocacy, or AIABaltimore local government advocacy with Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, and Cecil County
Urban Design Committee
  • Baltimore City Zoning Code revision advocacy
  • Water Taxi Shelter Design Competition
Committee on the Environment/Resiliency Committee
Committee on Architecture for Education
  • White Paper/Resources on Cost/Value for High-Performing Schools
  • Baltimore City and regional County Public Schools community engagement
Emerging Professionals Committee service projects and public education
Healthcare Architecture Committee
  • Public health and design
Future Architects Resources/Kids in Design
  • Architecture firms Adopt-a-School Program
  • K-12 architecture education and outreach with STEM curricula and Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, and Boys & Girls Clubs.
Historic Resources Committee (HRC)
  • State and Federal Historic Tax Credits advocacy
  • Preservation education and outreach events
Women in Architecture/Diversity Committee
Collaboration with allied design and community organizations:

And many more…

If you have any questions or would like help with connections to any of the above AIABaltimore Committees or allied organizations, please contact Zevi (zthomas@aiabalt.com) or Kathleen (klane@aiabalt.com).

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