Career StagesNational Associates Committee
The National Associates Committee is a standing committee of the AIA, and is the primary representative body for Associate members of the American Institute of Architects. The NAC Executive Board operates on a session year defined from January 1st to December 31st of a calendar year. The NAC seeks to provide "One Voice," a singular national voice, for all Associate members of the Institute, members of the architecture community who meet the criteria for Associate membership, and non‐licensed individuals, trained as architects, employed in traditional and non‐traditional settings. The NAC representation consists of nine (9) Executive Board members and eighteen (18) Regional Associate Directors.
The Regional Associates Directors (or “RADs”) provide the NAC with a communication link to Associate members across the eighteen AIA regions, and are charged with aiding the NAC, Executive Board and AIA National with establishing and maintaining this network. Each RAD is assigned to a NAC Portfolio, which includes a subcommittee assignment. In addition to programs, benefits and issues, RADs work to help establish Associate Director positions on local, state and regional levels where they currently do not exist, and help to provide the AIA with resources for identifying active individuals, bylaws changes, and committee appointments. Prior to the NAC annual meeting, RADs also meet with their Region’s Board and Regional Directors to discuss any specific regional goals.
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Committee SharePoint Access
If you are a current NAC Regional Director you may access the NAC SharePoint site by clicking the button below.
NAC RAD Annual Rosters
NAC Press Releases
Summer 2011: “NAC Elects 2012 Executive Board”