As the largest design organization in the world, AIA is working to transform the day-to-day practice of architecture to achieve a zero-carbon, resilient, healthy, just, equitable built environment, for everyone.
What started as 13 architects in a New York office in 1857 has grown to become the largest, most influential network of architects and design professionals in 2023. Our 98,000+ global member community shares a passion for design, a desire to change the world, and a commitment to the highest standards of practice.
We don’t follow the standards, we set them. We’re a force for positive change. And together, with our members, we’re designing a better world, for everyone.
AIA’s leadership team has a diverse range of experience and perspectives that mirror the communities our profession serves. The leadership team guides AIA’s mission, vision, and values as well as the organization’s strategic direction, operations, financial planning, and overall performance.
Where we stand
AIA’s values are at the core of everything we do. From climate change to equity, harassment, and school safety, see where we stand on specific issues and how it influences our work.
AIA values the power of people and good design. We invite you to bring your talents, your skills, and your authentic self to work at AIA.
Explore official AIA press releases on the latest developments in the industry, and updates from AIA leadership on strategic goals, events, membership, and values.