American Institute of Architects drafts ‘strategic partnership’ with Houzz

Remodeling site will feature tools to help homeowners hire, work with architects

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Look for more tools to help homeowners hire and work with an architect to start appearing on the remodeling site Houzz, thanks to a "strategic partnership" with the American Institute of Architects. The goal of the partnership is to "develop innovative technology initiatives to engage architects, deepen members' use of the Houzz platform, and increase public awareness and appreciation of how good design can enhance our lives," the AIA said in a statement. AIA members will benefit from technology, consumer insights and direct interaction with Houzz's global community of more than 20 million monthly unique users, and AIA and Houzz "will work closely on a number of joint efforts from education to technology and marketing on both a national and local level."...