Advocacy

AIA Tennessee’s Advocacy Central details on our annual Architects’ Day on the Hill event as well as current position statements and advocacy related news.


Week in Review – May 2020   Recently updated !

Week in Review May 15th

Construction Guidelines Released

Last week, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group issued guidance for the construction industry, including capacity limits, spacing requirements & frequent sanitation to keep Tennesseans safe at work.

This plan was developed by Governor Lee, the Unified Command Group (UCG) and Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group (ERG) with input

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Legislative Update – March 2020

Tennessee General Assembly Recessed Until June 1st

The General Assembly recessed early on March 19th after passing what is being called a preliminary state budget. Originally, the Lieutenant Governor and House Speaker, in an effort to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, began limiting access to the Cordell Hull Building, except for legislators, staff, and

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State Legislature Repeals Professional Privilege Tax for Architects

In 2020, architects will no longer be subject to the $400 annual professional privilege tax!

(NOTE: Licensed architects in TN must still pay the professional privilege tax this year.)

 

The repeal of this $400 tax affects all our 1,400 members – even those that aren’t licensed yet because they will not worry

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Support State Historic Preservation Tax Incentives

Thank you to everyone that supported the Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act this year. Unfortunately, the legislation was not included in the budget. However, your voice was heard on TN’s Capitol Hill! You raised awareness of the importance of a state historic tax incentives and educated hundreds of people about the issue. Let’s

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Architects are Invited to Attend the 2017 TN Historic Preservation Conference

The 2017 Tennessee Historic Preservation Conference promises to be an exciting and informative event that builds upon this year’s theme – Preservation and Placemaking Possibilities – that exist across Tennessee.

Designed for leaders and practitioners from the historic preservation, community revitalization, government, design, development, land conservation, and non-profit communities across Tennessee, this year’s conference will be fast-paced,

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urbanSTITCH Community Outreach Program

Held in Memphis, Tennessee, during the 2017 AIA TN Conference on Architecture and funded by a Memphis Medical District Collaborative grant, urbanSTITCH Community Outreach Program, was the idea of knitting together gaps and pauses in the urban tissue of the city. An intentional exercise in healing a neighborhood sliced by progress and paved

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