The AIA in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (I.E. Chapter) and the Green Valley Initiative (GVI) will include a specialized focus in the exhibition and awards program on "green" and sustainable development projects.
This exhibition reflects an important new programming direction for the Riverside Art Museum with future exhibitions and projects focused on the quality of architecture and sustainable "green" development within the Inland Empire region. "At this critical time in the region’s development, the museum will aggressively address architectural and development issues particularly as they relate to this region," states Daniel Foster, Executive Director.
The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society. Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, over 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Both the Inland Empire chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Valley Initiative (GVI) were formed and launched in 2007 and reflect the growing interest in the establishment of healthy, "green", and sustainable communities.