What’s the connection between advocacy and architecture?
The main connection is that government creates the parameters in which architects practice. So if the Georgia Legislature receives no message from the architectural profession, laws might be created that could hinder the profession and the profession will fail to prosper. With that said, AIA Georgia understands that architects are the only design professionals who are educated, trained, and tested in integrating all essential systems that go into creating the built environment for human use and occupancy. Unfortunately, however, our elected officials don’t always think along these same lines. Legislators don’t necessarily need to understand the importance of architectural training-that’s why it’s AIA Georgia’s job to know what bills are being considered and how they are likely to affect the architectural profession. Legislators need architects to educate them about the impact bills have on the architectural profession.