About AIA

AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects.

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Now we’re more than 94,000 members strong.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we have more than 200 chapters around the world.

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We advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of design.

In addition, to our values, we have developed a series of “Where We Stand” statements that clarify its position on key issues facing the profession:

The AIA has a long history of requiring that its members adhere to the highest ethical standards.

2022 Board of Directors
Top row: Rusty Bienvenue; Scott Cornelius, Assoc. AIA, AIAS; Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA; Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Hon AIA, MD, LFAPA; Ryan J. Gann, AIA; Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA; Daniel S. Hart, FAIA, PE; Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA
Bottom row: Kevin Holland, FAIA; Nathaniel Hudson, AIA; Gail Kubik, Assoc. AIA; Laura Lesniewski, FAIA; Mark Levine, FAIA; Britt Lindberg, FAIA; William R. Turner Jr., AIA; Lakisha Woods, CAE

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Aug 12, 2022

Architects celebrate climate action and community investment in the Inflation Reduction Act

AIA is applauding Congressional passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which addresses key policy priorities including provisions for building codes, climate tax incentives, and affordable housing.

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Jul 29, 2022

AIA National honored with ASAE Awards

Power of Associations Awards recognize associations working to improve communities and ensure a better quality of life.

ABOUT AIA Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.

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Jul 25, 2022

AIA applauds House Select Committee on Congressional Modernization for unanimously approving architect recommendations

The American Institute of Architects applauds The House Select Committee on Congressional Modernization for unanimously approving a slate of recommendations, including many of the recommendations made by Katie Irwin, AIA, in testimony on March 17.

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Jul 21, 2022

Despite deteriorating economic conditions, nonresidential construction spending projected to increase through 2023

Construction spending on buildings is projected to increase just over nine percent this year and another six percent in 2023, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


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