Through its local chapters, the AIA is beginning to assess the situation on the ground after Hurricane Sandy, to determine how best architects can help in the recovery. Chapters in the Northeast and Midwest will help evaluate the building damage caused by the storm and the best path forward.

“A commitment to public service is a core value of our profession. We intend to live up to that value in the hours and days ahead as we prepare to assist the communities hit by Hurricane Sandy," says AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA.

Those not in the Northeast or Midwest and unable to help on the ground can donate to Architecture for Humanity, one of the AIA's partnering organizations.

Architects who would like to become part of the AIA Disaster Response Program for future natural disasters can go to