“America's architects stand ready to work with President Obama and Congress to help rebuild and renew America,” said Marvin Malecha, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects.
“Achieving the priorities that the President outlined in his address last night will require the support and participation of architects - whether to design the next generation of green buildings that help break our addiction to foreign oil, build the hospitals and health facilities that revolutionize how medicine is delivered, or modernize schools to help our children compete in the global economy.
Also, we hope that the President and Congress look at the historic investments made in the economic recovery bill for green buildings and infrastructure as just a down payment, and not the last word. When we face a $2.2 trillion shortfall in infrastructure investments, and when as many as 1 in 5 American children call a portable trailer their classroom, we cannot afford to let the forward momentum slow.”
About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. By using sustainable design practices, materials, and techniques, AIA architects are uniquely poised to provide the leadership and guidance needed to provide solutions to address climate change. AIA architects walk the walk on sustainable design. You can find more information here.
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