AIA Mission

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

Where architects stand


How architects can help communities recover from disasters (and save millions of dollars)

Three trained assessors share how architects can use their skills to evaluate homes and businesses in the aftermath of a disaster.

Business of architecture

Tax reform at the finish line

AIA has been engaged from the very beginning of the tax reform process to ensure fair treatment for architects and to make their voices heard.

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 Awards - Interior Architecture

The 2018 Interior Architecture program celebrates the most innovative and spectacular interior spaces.

2018 AIA Awards - Architecture

The 2018 Architecture program celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type.

2018 AIA Awards - Regional & Urban Design

The 2018 Regional & Urban Design program recognizes the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.

Career and the profession

Four tips to pursue equity in your firm

Women leaders in architecture share their best advice for achieving career fulfillment and how to contribute to a more equitible and inclusive profession.

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.

Can architects be strategic partners in real estate portfolio management?

A new AIA Contract Document on facility support helps architects and owners speak the language of non-traditional architecture.


Driving client value and cost savings through energy modeling

Energy modeling can be used to find the most cost-effective options for the design of both passive and active systems, making tradeoffs to achieve cost savings.

ABI November 2017: Firm billings see fastest growth pace of the year

The highest ABI score of the year indicates very solid business conditions at architecture firms as 2017 winds down.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Top 10 Instagram posts of 2017

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

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