AIA Georgia is committed to amplifying the voices of our State architects by exercising continued presence in pressing concerns and uniting our resources and helping our members to develop skills to build power for architects.


David Southerland
Executive Director
(678) 553 0509


The 2021 Georgia Legislative convened on January 11, 2021, and will adjourn on April 2, 2021.

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Key Current Issues


March 5, 2021: The General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, March 1st for Crossover Day (Legislative Day 28). Crossover Day marks the cutoff for when a piece of legislation must pass a legislative body in order to be considered for the rest of the year…

View the spreadsheet of current Bills on the floor

February 26, 2021: Legislation has moved quickly through the week with a continued focus on election reform. Other closely watched bills that have been moving this week include various school voucher bills, online gambling, and tort reform…

February 19, 2021: During the week, the General Assembly saw a large amount of movement of the election reform bills with many passing out of the Senate Ethics Committee. As this is being written, of the 785 of the total bills introduced…

February 12, 2021: The Georgia General Assembly convened for the fifth week (Legislative Days 13-16). Legislators worked diligently within their committees and subcommittees passing out various pieces of legislation. Next week we are expecting to see the House and Senate…

February 5, 2021: The Georgia General Assembly convened for the fourth week (Legislative Days 8-12). A flood of bills were introduced by legislators with a highlight on election reform and education.

January 29, 2021: The third week of the session was off to a hot start with legislators introducing an abundance of bills. Many committees convened for the first time, voting on their committee rules and introducing their new chairmen.

January 22, 2021: This week was budget week at the State Capitol. The Senate and the House Appropriations committees met in a joint session to hear from department heads as well as other experts and budget analysts.

Get Involved

AIA Georgia’s codes committee represents the profession and helps architects influence code development and adoption at the local, state, and national levels.

We host codes workshops and webinars to educate our architects on the new and upcoming changes to codes and to engage the profession in educated feedback to affect real change.

AIA Georgia is in line with the AIA Codes Advocacy Program in that. We champion the development and adoption of model building codes that:

  • Include architects and the public in a consensus process
  • Arise from informed education and research
  • Are without favoritism or bias towards special interests
  • Include provisions for prompt appeals procedures
  • Are cost-effective and benefit the public
  • Privilege performance criteria

Learn more about the AIA Georgia Codes Network >

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its  members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.

Our local committee is headed by Michael Tchouaffe, AIA and Ryan Taylor, AIA.

Learn more about AIA Georgia’s Custom Residential Architects Network >

Licensure is a major step in the career of an architect. AIA Georgia advocates to ensure architects have the right education and experience for the job and are supported at the local and state levels by the State Licensing Board. We work directly with our lobbyists to make sure our voices are heard in legislation affecting licensure.

Recently, AIA Georgia was at the forefront of instituting groundbreaking legislation in the state for the Integrated Path to Licensure Program (IPAL) now available to students at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Learn more about the Integrated Path to Licensure Program >