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5:30 pm: Sign-in, networking
6:00 pm: Discussion, Q&A
Chief Economist for AIA National
The Skeleton Root
The Architectural Future: Business Challenges Facing the Profession Over the Coming Decade
AIA National’s chief economist will discuss four challenges for architecture in the coming decade: workforce needs; diversity in the profession; productivity; and the organization of the profession.
Kermit Baker is the Chief Economist for the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he analyzes business and construction trends for the U.S. economy and examines their impact on AIA members and the architectural profession. He originated the AIA’s “Work on the Boards” Survey, a monthly assessment of business conditions at architecture firms and the source of the widely followed Architecture Billings Index. He also coordinates the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel, and writes regular economics columns for the AIA member electronic newspaper, AIArchitect.
Kermit also is the Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. This research effort is aimed at developing an improved understanding of the dynamics of the U.S. repair and renovation industry.
VISION is the “Architect’s Leadership Forum” of AIA Cincinnati, dedicated to professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach.