CHICAGO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Houzz, the world's leading online platform for residential remodeling and design, today announced a strategic partnership to develop innovative technology initiatives to engage architects, deepen members' use of the Houzz platform, and increase public awareness and appreciation of how good design can enhance our lives.
This strategic partnership will support the AIA's consumer outreach mission by providing more tools to assist homeowners with hiring and working with an architect. AIA members also benefit from technology, consumer insights and direct interaction with Houzz's global community of more than 20 million monthly unique users who are actively building and remodeling. The AIA and Houzz will work closely on a number of joint efforts from education to technology and marketing on both a national and local level.
"This new relationship allows architects to show their versatility and talent across a range of residential projects," said AIA CEO, Robert Ivy, FAIA. "Our members are eager to work even more closely with the Houzz community to show the value that good design can bring."
"Houzz is the place where homeowners who are building and remodeling find the best professionals for their projects, locally and globally," said Adi Tatarko, Houzz cofounder and CEO. "This is why we are extremely excited to strategically partner with the AIA to continue building the best technology for this industry and make millions of new connections between architects and homeowners."
About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.
Houzz is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com
SOURCE American Institute of Architects