Resilience Committee

The Resilience and Disaster Assistance Committee was created in 2012 after the Architects & Engineers Volunteer Act was signed into law. The committee convened to establish a statewide network of architects trained in performing rapid building safety assessments following a disaster.

Our Mission

Since its establishment in 2012, the AIA SC Resilience Committee has expanded its mission, promoting a multi-disciplinary, systems-based design approach to addressing the social, economic, and environmental hurdles to achieving sustainable, resilient, and adaptable communities. The Committee focuses on topics of disaster assistance, hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and resilience by creating a forum for knowledge sharing and networking among South Carolina Architects.

Our Vision

Architects in South Carolina will gain awareness of emerging issues and will be provided with resources and education to address shocks and stresses across the state. We will advocate for policies to support new and best practices, thereby providing greater value to clients and communities.

Our Goals


We will identify and advocate for legislation and industry best practices that advance resiliency efforts in the built environment.


We will foster thoughtful dialogue across the South Atlantic region to build a collaborative network of industry professionals focused on preparing our communities for natural and man-made disasters as well as a more sustainable and resilient future.

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Our Goals

Disaster Assistance

We will equip architects, through our Disaster Assistance Program, with the knowledge and skills to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster, with a broad focus on potential hazards across the state.


We strive to connect, support, and partner with building officials, emergency managers, and other government officials to ensure that architects are known statewide as a valuable resource in the evolving conversation of resiliency.


Who can Join? All industry professionals with experience and knowledge of, or interest in, the topic of resilience in architecture are welcome to join the committee.