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

Looking inward and outward, architects make strides toward more significant inclusion in the field

AIA brought together architects and allied professionals to discuss what is changing and what yet needs to change to support a more equitable, diverse, inclusive workforce in a year-long event series.

2020 Gold Medal

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA

Blackwell’s work emerges from a deep understanding of site, landscape, art, and craft.

2020 Architecture Firm Award

Architecture Research Office

With architecture that is simultaneously humanistic and analytical, Architecture Research Office (ARO) has, over 25 years, crafted a reputation for imaginative work that emerges from the firm’s relentless exploration.

Design for Aging Review Awards, 15th Edition

View the 2019 Design for Aging Review projects.

Design specialty

Top 10 Instagram posts of 2019

These were AIA's most-liked images in 2019, featuring design excellence across countries and project types.

Firm management

Three firm leaders describe how to survive an economic downturn

What can architects do to prepare for financially turbulent times?

Firm management

Preventing staff turnover at architecture firms comes down to these three things

With a potential economic downturn looming, what can design firms do to stay afloat and keep their staff satisfied at the same time?

Social impact

Making space for the LGBTQIA+ community

A young architect describes how a collaborative design competition is pushing forward an LGBTQIA+ Community Center for Austin.

AIA Film Challenge 2019 winners

The fifth annual AIA Film Challenge highlights the ways architects have collaborated with civic leaders to build resilient and sustainable communities.

Design for all requires a culture change in architecture

Holistically embracing accessibility means understanding it as an element of social responsibility.


How to design net-zero ready buildings on a budget

An architect and engineer present a case study and give advice on how to be sustainable and cost-effective at the same time.

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