The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
is a nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. The school membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter members to over 250 schools in several membership categories throughout the world. Through these schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty are represented. ACSA provides a major forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future are being examined today in ACSA member schools.
Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, over 83,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.
The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC)
is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public. The educational goal of the AIA HRC is to integrate an understanding of preservation practice into the preparation of all architects, and to demonstrate that the design values for practice are universal.
Competition Sponsor National Center for Preservation Technology Training (NCPTT)
advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. We are the cause that inspires Americans to save the places where history happened. The cause that connects us to our diverse pasts, weaving a multi-cultural nation together. The cause that transforms communities from places where we live into places that we love. As the nation’s leading voice of preservation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is focused on saving America’s historic places. These are the places that tell our stories, offer unique and memorable experiences today, and promise a vibrant future for the generations of tomorrow.
Chartered by Congress in 1949, today’s National Trust has become the organization its founders envisioned: the vigorous leader of an expansive movement that is changing the face of America.
Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951, the Farnsworth House is a vital part of American iconography, an exemplary representation of both the International Style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of Modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature.