AIA Mission

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

Where architects stand

The top TopicA stories of 2017

Safe schools, healthy hospitals, residential redesigns: these are the stories the public loved on the new TopicA website in 2017.

2018 Architecture Firm Award

Snow Kreilich Architects

Snow Kreilich Architects has developed a remarkable body of work investigating what its principals call “architecture’s capacity to transform experience.”

The most-read stories of 2017

From pursuing licensure and powering Puerto Rico to Michelle Obama at A'17, these 10 stories were the most read by members this year.

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.


Invisible sustainability: A design approach that exceeds 2030 targets

Using integrated passive design and advanced energy modeling, this small firm strives for simple methods and design freedom while meeting the 2030 Commitment.

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.

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.

Editor’s choice for 2017: AIA in ARCHITECT Magazine

Each month, AIA reports on practice, research, and design in ARCHITECT Magazine. These stories were among the best in 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 Instagram posts of 2017

These 10 images were beloved by design professionals and social media enthusiasts on AIA National's Instagram feed.

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.

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.

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.

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