AIA Apologizes For Trump Pledge As Architects' Fury Grows

On Monday evening, executive vice president and CEO of American Institute of Architects Robert Ivy and AIA National president Russ Davidson released a video apology for issuing a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump on behalf of its members. The apology came amid a withering backlash from architects who opposed the statement's sentiment and felt misrepresented by the national organization.

"Unfortunately, the statement I issued shortly after the results came in was tone-deaf, and it resulted in hurt and anger by too many people," Ivy said in his second response to the controversy. (The first, a letter to the editors of Architect's Newspaper on Monday, can be found here.) "It did not reflect our larger values, and I hope we can work together as a community to move forward."

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