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Our Mission

Action on Climate Change – enacting meaningful legislation/policy to mitigate Climate Change

Core Initiative

We believe a healthy environment is a civil right.

We need to enact meaningful legislation to mitigate Climate Change.

As architects, speak out publicly and share how your knowledge and actions create livable communities.

How was Architects Advocate started?

Architects Advocate is a public outreach initiative that gives voice to an important issue that affects healthy and livable communities and cities. Currently, it consists of over 900 architecture and design firms, primarily from Chicago, which are speaking out publicly in support of action on Climate Change.

Why Climate Change?

Because the potentially irreversible negative impacts of Climate Change overshadow all other environmental threats. It is the defining issue of our time.

If the only global home we have – mother Earth – becomes uninhabitable, our children’s children will have no future.

We believe it is important for the general public and those who are entrusted to legislate and govern to hear from professional groups, because a scalable solution to Climate Change will come from a combination of meaningful policy and businesses taking action.

Architects Advocate does not accept the relative lack of progress on the policy level. We can and must do better.

Why architects?

Architects are in the business of creating healthy and livable cities and communities. In the United States, buildings (114 million households and more than 4.7 million commercial buildings) account for almost 40 percent of total U.S. energy use and associated CO2 emissions, and for 72 percent of U.S. electricity use (USDE).

The architecture community is on the front line addressing Climate Change in a meaningful way. For everyone, we believe this is THE challenge and opportunity of our time.

The Architects Advocate collaboration reinforces all architects’ commitment to designing prosperous and verdant communities, and securing the future for coming generations through architecture.


In the United States, buildings account for 45% of total U.S. CO2 emissions.  

'Architects Advocate' believe that mitigating climate change is THE challenge and opportunity of our time.