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AIA Strategic Alliances | list of organizations

The AIA’s Strategic Alliances + Initiatives department is responsible for direction and oversight of AIA’s relationships with allied and non-profit organizations that support key Institute initiatives related to collaboration, sustainability, globalization, and other industry transformation trends.

The staff works with staff, members, and groups to create and oversee ongoing strategic relationships with four types of organizations important to fulfilling AIA’s mission:

   
   

Collateral Organizations

Collateral organizations are peer organizations responsible for the education and licensing of US Architects. The work of these organizations affects architects at every career phase beginning with school.

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American Institute of Architects

 

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American Institute of Architects (AIAS)

AIA & AIAS work together to offer professionals at any stage in their career opportunities to promote excellence in the practice of architecture.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

 

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

AIA and ACSA work closely to support professional growth and development of their members in areas of shared interest and concern.

National Architectural Accrediting Board

 

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National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

AIA practitioners help NAAB ensure quality education by participating in NAAB School Visits.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

 

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National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Did you know that AIA and NCARB consult to ensure that AIA Continuing Education programs meet NCARB standards?

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Allied Professional & Trade Organizations

Allied Professional and Trade Organizations represent every aspect of the AECO industry. Work with these organizations promotes collaboration, sustainability and important information relevant to practitioners and the future of practice.

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American Planning Association

 
 

American Planning Association

Did you know that dozens of active practitioners enjoy membership to both AIA and APA?

American Society of Landscape Architects

 

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American Society of Landscape Architects

ASLA shares the AIA’s commitment to professionalism and promoting well-being in the built environment.

Associated Builders and Contractors

 

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Associated Builders and Contractors

In addition to offering discounted AIA Contract Documents to ABC members, the two organizations enjoy active local relationships through golf tournaments, meetings and seminars!

Associated General Contractors of America

 

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Associated General Contractors of America

For more than 50 years the AIA / AGC Joint Committee have developed tools and resources to build industry cooperation and collaboration.

National Association of Home Builders

 

National Association of Home Builders

Residential construction accounts for nearly 14% of gross billings at AIA firms. With NAHB, AIA supports members working in the residential sector.

National Organization of Minority Architects

 

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National Organization of Minority Architects

Did you know that Marshall Purnell, FAIA, has served as president of both AIA (2008) and NOMA (1985-1987)?

Public Architecture / 1%

 

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Public Architecture / The 1%

AIA Firms who have committed to the 1% Program commit more than $26M in services annually.

Society for Design Administration

 
 

Society for Design Administration

AIA regularly shares information with SDA to promote professional development across memberships.

USGBC / GBCI

 
 

United States Green Building Council /Green Building Certification Institute

The AIA is an organizational member of USGBC and a cooperating sponsor of the IgCC.

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Public Education Organizations

Public Education Organizations are leaders in supporting public education, awareness and outreach for the profession of architecture. AIA supports these efforts through an array of efforts to promote the value and understanding of our members to the larger public.

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ACE Mentor

 

ACE Mentor

Did you know that more than a dozen AIA Components support ACE Mentor program in the community?

American Architectural Foundation

 

American Architectural Foundation (AAF)

The AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship provides assistance to minority and disadvantaged students pursuing NAAB-accredited professional degrees.

Association of Architecture Organizations

 
 

Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) | Architecture + Design Education Network (A+DEN)

AIA is a founding member of AAO, a member-based network that supports many organizations for architecture including some AIA Components.

National Building Museum

 


National Building Museum (NBM)

Did you know that National Building Museum offers dozens of AIA CES programs annually, including Spotlight on Design?

National Endowment for the Arts

 
 

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Since 2009, NEA has funded more than 131 creative place projects and given millions of dollars to innovative architects and their communities.

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International Organizations

The AIA manages more than a dozen relationships, accords, and memberships with international architecture organizations around the world.

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International Union of Architects

 

International Union of Architects (UIA)

The UIA (International Union of Architects) is an international nongovernmental organization founded in Lausanne in 1948 to unite architects from all nations throughout the world, regardless of nationality, race, religion or architectural school of thought, within the federations of their national associations. Did you know that the AIA was a founding member of the UIA?

Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos

 

Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos (FPAA)

AIA’s strong relationship with FPAA helps build professional connections to firms and markets across the Americas.

Architects’ Council of Europe

 

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Architects' Council of Europe (ACE)

Architects’ Regional Council of Asia

 

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Architects' Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA)

Architectural Society of China

 
 

Architectural Society of China (ASC)

Australian Institute of Architects

 

Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

Colegio de Arquitectos de Costa Rica

 

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Colegio de Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CACR)

Federación de Colegios de los Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana

 

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Federación de Colegios de los Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (FCARM)

Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects

 
 

Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects (FIKA) [KIA + KIRA + AIK]

Japan Institute of Architects

 

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Japan Institute of Architects (JIA)

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

 
 

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Royal Institute of British Architects

 

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Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The AIA and RIBA have a longstanding relationship to support our common and respective members, advance the profession, and produce a better built environment.

   

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