What is the AIA

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About the AIA

Who We Are
The AIA is the voice of the architecture profession. We’re more than 94,000 members strong.

Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. Through education, legislative and regulatory development, professional education, and research, the AIA and its more than 94,000 members express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities.
Our History l Our Members l  A Message from Our President

What Our Goals Are
We’re one powerful voice.

To serve as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.
Strategic Plan l Code of Ethics l Bylaws l Antitrust Compliance

How We Do It
The AIA delivers value to its members through advocacy, information, and community.

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