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VISION: Business

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us in a great space for some good conversation!

This event provides 1.0 AIA HSW LU. Web registration required.


5:30 pm: Sign-in, networking
6:00 pm: Discussion, Q&A


Kermit Baker
Chief Economist for AIA National

VISION sponsors:


Venue Sponsor:

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.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Develop a better understanding of forces shaping the outlook for the profession.
  2. Interpret economic trends and apply them to business decisions.
  3. Understand implications of evolving business conditions to emerging developments in the broader construction industry and in the architecture profession.
  4. Determine what business decisions are appropriate given the actions taken by other architecture firms.

VISION is the “Architect’s Leadership Forum” of AIA Cincinnati, dedicated to professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach.


March 23
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Skeleton Root
38 W McMicken
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States