Since 2005, the American Institute of Architects has contributed technical assistance on sustainability to over 30 communities through its Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program, including Windsor (2008) and Culver City (2007) in California. We are pleased to announce that the 2009 Request for Proposals/Applications for the SDAT program is now available, and encourage all interested parties to download the document at The site also includes documentation from former and current SDAT communities and projects that can guide applicants for the 2009 program.  Since 1967, the AIA's design assistance programs have included over 500 professionals from 30 disciplines and provided millions of dollars in assistance to more than 160 communities across the country.

For more information about the SDAT program, interested communities can visit the AIA's website, In addition, the AIA's Center for Communities By Design will be holding a conference call and briefing on the SDAT program and RFP on September 19, 2008, at 3:00 Eastern Standard Time.  If you wish to participate in the briefing, please sign up via email by sending the following information to

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If you have any questions about the SDAT program, please feel free to contact us.