The Architecture Lobby


The Architecture Lobby

Dear Students,

We are looking for politically minded students to establish chapters of The Architecture Lobby within schools of architecture. 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. We need students of architecture to be aware of their worth and to push for changes in both the academy and the profession for better work-life balance and better respect for our time.

Student chapters have been established in six architecture schools, including the University of Michigan, Columbia University, University of California Berkeley, Illinois Institute of Technology, Yale University, and SAIC.  The Lobby manifesto has been read at the Venice Biennial of Architecture and the AIA National Convention. Our work has been on display at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, and exhibited as a renegade exhibition at Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Please email us ( a brief message if you are interested in the Architecture Lobby’s work or, even better, would like to be a chapter leader. We will speak with all interested students, and send a "chapter starter kit" for those who agree to lead chapters at their school. We recognize that each school has its own concerns, character, and method of meeting.  We do not want to usurp these; rather, we want to help create an organizational structure that works for both your school and within the larger framework of The Architecture Lobby. Students with experience in student leadership and existing academic organizations are of particular interest and can be helpful to us in our larger work. 

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