The Architecture Lobby is an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline. These are our demands...

Manifesto

  • Enforce labour laws that prohibit unpaid internships, unpaid overtime; refuse unpaid competitions.
  • Reject fees based on percentage of construction or hourly fees and instead calculate value based on the money we save our clients or gain them.
  • Stop peddling a product–buildings–and focus on the unique value architects help realize through spatial services.
  • Enforce wage transparency across the discipline.
  • Establish a union for architects, designers, academics, and interns in architecture and design.
  • Demystify the architect as solo creative genius; no honors for architects who don’t acknowledge their staff.
  • Licensure upon completion of degree.
  • Change professional architecture organizations to advocate for the living conditions of architects.
  • Support research about labor rights in architecture.
  • Implement democratic alternatives to the free market system of development.

Upcoming Events

  • 26–29 MAY
    VENICE BIENNALE
    HISTORY/THEORY DEBATES
    Open Forum
    Venice, Italy
  • 27 MAY, 15:00–17:00
    ASYMMETRIC LABORS: THE ECONOMY OF ARCHITECTURE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE BOOK LAUNCH
    New Zealand Exhibition
    Palazzo Bollani, Castello 3647
    Venice, Italy
    Hosted by New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • 27 MAY, 17:30–18:30
    BOOK READING
    Architects meet in Fuoribiennale
    Palazzo Widmann, Calle Widmann, 30121 Cannaregio
    Venice, Italy
    Hosted by Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica
  • 25 JUNE, 11:00–15:00
    THINK-IN and TAMPA FUND RAISER
    John F. Germany Public Library, auditorium
    Tampa, FL

Contact

General Inquiries

440 Kent Avenue, 11-A
Brooklyn, NY 11249
info@architecture-lobby.org

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