Since its creation in 1943, AAF has worked to educate people about the power of design to improve lives and transform communities. AAF is a 501(c)(3) educational organization governed by an independent Board of Regents that consists of public, corporate, philanthropic, and professional leaders. AAF neither sells a product nor advocates a particular design style. It instead creates opportunities for the free, interdisciplinary exchange of ideas around the vital issues that shape our cities and define our society. AAF assembles design teams of diverse expertise; connects them with government officials, educators, business leaders, and others whose daily decisions help determine the design of our cities; and engages them all in a collaborative design process that responds to some of the most critical challenges facing our nation. Participants gain the knowledge and resources necessary to realize creative design solutions as well as the motivation to promote a vibrant design culture when they return home.
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