AIA Responds to Trump’s UNESCO Departure; Carrie Hojnicki; Architectural Digest


France – The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

AIA President Thomas Vonier calls for continued support of architecture and preservation efforts.

As news broke last week of the Trump administration’s plan for a U.S. departure from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), many were left fearful about potential ramifications on the group’s efforts domestically and abroad. For architecture and preservation, this was particularly poignant with regards to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, which legally protects sites—natural and man-made—bearing cultural, scientific, or historic significance (including many architectural gems). On Tuesday, one such voice, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), issued a statement in support of UNESCO’s work and underlining the importance of cultural preservation.

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