About AIA

AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects.

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Now we're more than 96,000 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:

2023 Board of Directors

Top Row: Illya Azaroff, FAIA; Rusty Bienvenue; Kimberly N. Dowdell, AIA, NOMA; Timothy Dufault, FAIA; Ryan J. Gann, AIA; Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA; Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA; Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, NOMAC

Bottom Row: Nathaniel Hudson, AIA; Laura A. Lesniewksi, FAIA; Britt Lindberg, FAIA; Cooper Moore, AIAS; Etty Padmodipoetro, AIA; Darral J. Tate Jr., Assoc. AIA; Korey D. White, AIA; Lakisha A. Woods, CAE

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