AIA Mission

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

Where architects stand

Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, a Modernist icon for Illinois

Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, is the apotheosis of the Prarie Style according to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Poll

Productivity

Do you believe that new technologies can lift firm profitability and improve compensation for architects?

2019 AIA Awards - Interior Architecture

The 2019 Interior Architecture program celebrates the most innovative and spectacular interior spaces. Impressive building interiors make their mark on the cities, places, and spaces where we live and work.

2019 Architecture Firm Award

Payette

A collective of 140 designers operating at the apex of technologically complex buildings, Boston’s Payette challenges conventional hypotheses and cultivates design innovation without preconception.

2019 Gold Medal

Lord Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA

The work of Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA, has influenced architectural conversations and helped redefine an architect’s responsibilities to society.

2019 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA

By promoting equity and inclusion through her consulting work and education efforts, Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA, has created a more inclusive and just environment for all.

2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Architectural Education

Toshiko Mori, FAIA

A remarkable trailblazer, the accomplishments of Toshiko Mori, FAIA, continually signal a shift to a more equitable and resilient future for the profession.

Four ways architects can fight climate change

We have less than 12 years to slow down global warming. Here’s what you can do.

Art, history, and religion

Can Modernism be vernacular?

The summer crafts school, perched on a rocky ledge facing the Atlantic Ocean, is also a triumph of vernacular architecture.

Resilience

Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program:

AIA and its architect volunteers assist communities following disasters. Updates regarding AIA’s activities in disaster areas, member efforts, recovery resources and volunteer opportunities are provided below.

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.

Where we stand: Sexual harassment & the architectural profession

As the voice of the architectural profession, AIA commits its resources to eliminating sexual harassment and assault.

2018 post election analysis

Snapshot of the election results at the state and federal levels. Learn more and take action on issues that impact architects, their businesses, and the communities they serve.

Career and the profession

How many hats should an architect wear?

Is multidisciplinary practice the past, present, or future of architecture?

The top 7 sources of uncertainty in building design

What keeps owners and project teams up at night? Discover their greatest fears, along with best practices for managing risks, in this new project planning guide.

Firm management

How to combat harassment in the architecture profession

Human resources expert Shirley Davis spoke at A'18 about how architects can foster inclusive workplaces where employees can thrive personally and professionally.

Energy

What style of energy modeling is right for a project?

ASHRAE Standard 209 can help you easily improve cost-effectiveness and energy use on a building project.

Social impact

Architects come together to renovate Houston treatment center

To help with recovery from 2017's catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, design and AEC professionals gathered to refurbish a Houston hostel for women and children.

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