In 2022, 19 highly competitive component program funding requests were submitted for the AIA Trust Component Grant Program. The grants program is made possible by Victor and CNA, the providers of the AIA Trust Professional Liability Insurance, Business Owners, and Cyber Liability Insurance programs. Victor and CNA work with the AIA Trust to offer AIA members quality risk management coverage to address the challenges that architects face today and in the future.
The AIA Trust Component Grant Program has awarded more than $358,000 directly to components for their innovative programs. It is always a very difficult decision to select only five grants each year given the excellent component programs designed.
2022 grant award winners are:
AIA Brooklyn/Long Island/Queens for collaborating on their Green Leaders education conference motivating members to take the lead on green building, climate action, and prioritizing sustainability through the practice of architecture in their NYC neighborhoods.
AIA Honolulu for their education series on demystifying the barriers of entry to the Architecture 2030 Challenge through building core literacy on the tenets of decarbonization and climate responsiveness.
AIA Illinois for their seminar on wind design for buildings and theory behind wind engineering, including updates to wind speed maps that affect Illinois. New commentary on tornado research and design response will be discussed as well as proposed changes to provisions.
AIA Kansas City for their series of educational sessions led by national and local experts focusing on developing the critical skills that enable early career professionals to become leaders at their firms. Each session addresses topics affecting today’s early professionals through a mix of direct instruction and small-group activities accommodating a variety of learning styles.
AIA New York State for their virtual small firm symposium where experts will focus on and address the challenges faced by sole practitioners and small architecture firms in the three key areas of legal, business practice and technology.