Members Congress 2021

Attend the 2021 Members Congress! The registration can be found here.

Every two years, members of The Architecture Lobby come together to make collective decisions on the priorities and direction of the entire organization. All members – those in chapters and those who aren’t, those in campaigns and those who aren’t — come together to debate and vote on how we move forward. We revisit our goals, our strategies and our internal governing structure – to make sure we are on the right path to advancing and achieving our vision.

This year the planning committee has identified three themes that will direct our meetings: Vision, Governance and Community.These topics are critical for the organization at this point as we have significantly grown in the past year.


Clarify our organizational mission and state specific goals by proposing our image of a liberated future.


How do we carry out our work democratically, so that all members have a voice and an opportunity to participate so that we can accomplish our vision?


How we work together, what kind of relationships we are fostering, how we treat each other and how we practice solidarity.


  • ABC School Closing Plenary

    ABC School Closing Plenary

    This event is being held at two different times to accommodate participants across the globe.

  • Nurturing Equal Value for All

    Nurturing Equal Value for All

    This event will screen two videos from Sanjeev Sanjar – reflecting on and analysing two collaborative projects from india, which have explored collective potential within complementary contexts. ​“Jugaad” explored recycling and repurposing within an urban village of Delhi, and has inspired critical discourse on “resource” within the built environment. ​“Syrwet U Barim Mariang Jingkieng Jri […]

  • From the Ground Up: Building Solidarity in Somerville through Aspirational Design

    From the Ground Up: Building Solidarity in Somerville through Aspirational Design

    ALL ARCHITECTURE IS POLITICAL. ​ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL. ​COMMUNITY POWER IS BUILT, NOT GIVEN. ​What does it mean to build community in a broken world? As architects working in the public sphere, we are cast into a predatory system that divides people. Networks of capital, privatization, inequity, gentrification, and displacement all convene to fracture human […]