AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects.Historical timeline
Now we’re more than 94,000 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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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.
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).
Jul 20, 2022
New report examines resiliency, sustainability in the built environment
A study published today by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with Owens Corning, is shedding light on resiliency and sustainability in the built environment.
Jul 20, 2022
Architecture Billings Index continues to stabilize but remains healthy
The ABI score for June was 53.2. While this score is down slightly from May’s score of 53.5, it still indicates moderately strong business conditions overall.