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, DC, 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 its values, the Institute has 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.

Standing: Heather B. Koury, Hon. AIA; Jessica Sheridan, AIA; Ryan Gann, Assoc. AIA; William J. Bates, FAIA; Robert A. Ivy, FAIA
Seated: Peter Exley, FAIA; Jane Frederick, FAIA; Evelyn M. Lee, AIA; Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA; Amelia Rosen, Assoc. AIA
Daniel S. Hart, FAIA, PE; Jason Winters, AIA
Not pictured: Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA; Patrick P. Panetta, AIA

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