Professional associations generally represent an establishment of sorts, and the American Institute of Architects is no exception. Like all establishments, it moves cautiously, both with regard to what it does about its own architecture (it refused to fight the Washington Fine Arts Commission's rejection of its superb headquarters plan in 1968 and settled for a mediocre substitute) and with regard to what architecture it approves of around the country.
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