AIA Mission

The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society.

Where architects stand

Career and the profession

Practice Innovation Lab tackles the future of architecture

Sixty architectural thought leaders gathered recently to discuss new models of practicing architecture and new ways to think about the profession.

2018 Gold Medal

James Stewart Polshek, FAIA

A founder of a highly decorated firm and a generous creative spirit, James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, has crafted a legacy of idealism etched in the profession.

2018 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA

Tamara Eagle Bull has proven herself to be an advocate for culturally relevant and responsible design and a recognized leader in the realm of contemporary Native American architecture.

Where architects stand: A statement of our values

The AIA works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.

2018 Edward C. Kemper Award

Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA

An advocate and leader for architects, Lenore M. Lucey, has built a legacy of continuous service to the built environment.

2018 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Architectural Education

Jorge Silvetti, Int'l Assoc. AIA

Jorge Silvetti has propagated a distinct school of thought among the design professionals who have graduated in the past 42 years.

Career and the profession

Architects define leadership for a changing profession

What does it mean to lead? At AIA's Leadership Intitute, architects offered their views.

Design for Aging Review Awards, 14th Edition

The Design for Aging Review includes a juried exhibition, a book, access to digital content, and educational programs that showcase facilities representing conscientious surroundings that advance environments for senior living.

How To

The Safety Assessment Program

The Safety Assessment Program training provides built environment professionals with the knowledge to evaluate buildings after a disastrous event.

These four COTE Top Ten Award recipients represent design excellence

Four of AIA's sustainability leaders highlight standout COTE Top Ten projects from past years.


Preparing for devastation: The value of disaster scenario exercises

Thanks to an in-depth disaster scenario exercise, Rhode Island's architects are ready to respond to disasters of all shapes and sizes.

ABI October 2017: Growth returning to firm billings

Following a brief dip in revenue in September, billings at US architecture firms advanced in October. Both project inquiries and new design contracts were also positive.

Cooper Hewitt National Design Award winners embrace the creative spirit

Three winners of the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, including Susan Chin, FAIA, participated in a panel discussion at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery on the importance and impact of design.

Tax reform: what it may mean for you

The new tax reform overhaul proposal, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, contains major risks for the architecture profession. Here’s what tax reform could mean for you.


California fires prompt architects to act

Two architects from Northern California describe how communities are recovering from the recent deadly wildfires, and how design thinking can help in disaster recovery.


Architect leads team to power Puerto Rico, post-Maria

In the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation, this architect-led team is partnering with Tesla to install solar-powered generators and batteries in Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities.

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