In 1857 a small group of architects got together to form The American Institute of Architects with the goal to promote architecture and the profession – “to promote the artistic, scientific and practical perfection of its members; to facilitate the good fellowship and intercourse of its members and to elevate the standing of the profession.” As a Fellow in the AIA, it is an ambition that I believe in; the power of what architects can bring to our communities, as well as the meaning to which we can bring as a profession to our culture and lives.   In a recent article on Forbe’s blog by Justin Shubow – “Architecture continues to implode: more insiders admit the profession is failing”, Shubow quotes the…