Partners in Education & Research
AIA is proud to partner and collaborate with numerous education and research organizations, including ACSA, AIAS, NOMA, NAAB, and NCARB.
AIA education & research partners
We collaborate and partner with numerous organizations, including the Alliance Organizations, ACSA, AIAS, NOMA, NAAB, and NCARB. Plus, we jointly sponsor research publications and events with SBSE, BTES, and ARCC, including posting our annual Intersections Symposium Proceedings on BRIK.
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students.
AIA supports the American Institute of Architecture Students’ (AIAS) CRIT Scholar; a research-based fellowship program for AIAS members. The program aims to support student research and serves as an exclusive opportunity for students to receive further guidance in their own research.
The Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Inc. (ARCC) is an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of the research culture and a supporting infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines. Since its founding as a non-profit corporation in 1976, ARCC has represented a concerted commitment to the improvement of the physical environment and the quality of life.
The mission of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is to lead architectural education and research. ACSA is a nonprofit association of more than 200 member schools in several categories. Through these schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty are represented.
In partnership with the National Institutes of Building Sciences, the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) is a digital platform providing professionally reviewed research on the built environment.
An organization of architectural educators, passionate about teaching the technology of building design and construction. The mission of the Building Technology Educators Society (BTES) is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship, and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation, and enhance the status of our disciplines in the profession at large.
The Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC) focuses on early-stage research and development in building technologies, with the aim of improving the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of residential and commercial buildings. Research focuses on building envelopes, equipment, building systems integration, energy storage and building-to-grid interactions, sensors, transactive controls, and data modeling and simulation.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) develops and maintains a system of accreditation in professional architecture education that is responsive to the needs of society and allows institutions with varying resources and circumstances to evolve according to their individual needs.
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is a nonprofit organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of 54 states and territories. NCARB develops and administers national programs for licensure candidates and architects to ensure they have the mobility to go wherever their career takes them.
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is dedicated to the development and advancement of minority architects. Its mission is to build a strong national organization, strong chapters and strong members for the purpose of minimizing the effect of racism in our profession.
The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is an association of university educators and practitioners in architecture and related disciplines who support excellence in the teaching of environmental science and building technologies.
Contact Andrea Milo, Director, Academic Engagement for more information on how to become an AIA education and research partner.
The education of present and future architects is critical to AIA's mission to drive positive change through the power of design.