American Institute of Architects, Hanley Wood Unveil Inaugural Issue of 'Architect' Magazine

Jan 10, 2011, 10:00 ET from American Institute of Architects

'Architect' Becomes Official Magazine of the AIA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Hanley Wood, LLC, announce the unveiling of the first issue of the recently revamped Architect magazine. Now the new official publication of the AIA, Architect will be the largest of the four titles published as part of the partnership. The other magazines include Residential Architect, EcoHome and Eco-Structure.

"The AIA-Hanley Wood partnership represents a rare collaboration between a multi-national industry association and a publishing house that will produce and deliver content to the design and construction industries across multiple distribution channels, including print and online, and via major events," said AIA President Clark Manus, FAIA. "We will leverage the partnership to develop and publish content that demonstrates the increasing importance of architecture across many facets of society, as well as the role of the profession in economic development, modernizing urban infrastructure and green building design, to name a few."

In addition, Hanley Wood will also run the AIA's annual national convention, attended by tens of thousands of architects, builders and design professionals. This year, the convention will be held in New Orleans from May 12-14.

A main component of the AIA-Hanley Wood media partnership is a dedicated section in each of the four publications that will focus exclusively on AIA-produced content. Called AIArchitect, it will be a sister publication to the online-only, bi-weekly newsletter that currently serves as the AIA's primary in-house publication.

"This is a tremendously exciting partnership for Hanley Wood," said Frank Anton, CEO of Hanley Wood.  "It will allow us to expand our editorial capacity and demonstrate our powerful convention production expertise. These dual missions are unique in publishing – one that we hope will serve as a longstanding model for the industry in terms of profitability and creativity."

In order to provide timely and relevant content, the two groups have appointed an eight-member editorial advisory committee composed of AIA members.  This group will consult on the editorial direction month-to-month; ensuring that content will be fresh and reflect up-to-the-minute issues in the profession. Ned Cramer, Assoc. AIA, will be editor-in-chief of Architect, in addition to his role as editorial director of the Hanley Wood Commercial Design Group, which includes Architect and Eco-Structure.

The first AIA issue of Architect was recently mailed to the nearly 80,000+ qualified subscribers from the AIA membership and Hanley Wood's subscriber list can be accessed online at  

About The American Institute of Architects

For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit



About Hanley Wood, LLC

Hanley Wood is a leading business-to-business media company focused on the residential and commercial construction and design industries. Its diverse portfolio includes magazines, Web sites, e-newsletters, exhibitions and conferences, custom marketing and data services.

Hanley Wood is comprised of four operating platforms: Business Media, which publishes more than 30 magazines, featuring Architect and Builder magazine, along with related Web sites, e-newsletters, and conferences; Exhibitions, which produces marquee events such as World of Concrete, bringing residential and commercial construction professionals face-to-face with manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and service providers; Market Intelligence, which collects and aggregates proprietary data sets that capture hundreds of pieces of profile and material information about housing developments in more than 75 housing markets; and Marketing, which plans, creates, and executes strategic and integrated marketing solutions for its clients.

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