AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects.Historical timeline
Now we’re more than 95,000 members strong.
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:
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Oct 20, 2021
Demand for design services continues to increase
Architecture firms continue to report increasing demand for design services in September, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Oct 14, 2021
AIA selects 17 diverse women to participate in its Next to Lead program
AIA is supporting diverse future female leaders in the architecture profession by selecting 17 members to its Next to Lead inaugural program. Next to Lead is the first program of its kind to support association leadership for ethnically diverse women aspiring to be leaders of the AIA.
Oct 7, 2021
National Institute of Building Sciences honor Robert Ivy, FAIA, with Lifetime Achievement Award
AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA, has been recognized by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) with the Mortimer M. Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sep 24, 2021
AIA calls on Congress to address student loan debt forgiveness
AIA leadership is working with members of Congress to create potential pathways for service-based student loan forgiveness.
AIA is working with members of Congress to help shape potential pathways for student loan debt relief, including service-based loan forgiveness in the newly proposed Civilian Climate Corps. AIA is teaming up with the American Bar Association to stress that high student loan debt is an equity issue, deterring students from considering the professions.