Architecture

Architecture 2018-11-13T14:16:39+00:00

Ethics and Professional Standards are Core Values in Real Estate

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 217 accredited state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.

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Scholarships are Available to Students in Architecture Programs
Architects use the power of design to solve problems, transform lives, and create a better world. The Architects Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the AIA, celebrates architecture's value by advancing tomorrow's design leaders and preserving architectural treasures of the past. You've got big plans for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships to high school students, architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects. Photo credit: University of the District of Columbia Architecture - Greg Powers, photographer.
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Students Learn Leadership in AIA Student Chapters
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. The AIAS aims to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. Visit for more information about AIAS.
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AIA Develops Emerging Leaders
The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals (CEP) is the authoritative voice and resource for architecture students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects. Whether you're seeking information on licensing or testing, job prospects, leadership opportunities or entrepreneurial issues, the CEP is the place to start. Here you'll find: opportunities for volunteering with the National Associates Committee and Young Architects Forum, gaining leadership training and showcasing your work before leading architects and designers; information about advocating for your value in the profession; connections to 91,000+ AIA members and hundreds of AIA chapters; and resources and education to help you do your best work. Together, we ensure the success of architecture's next generation. We provide a forum to address firm culture, student debt and other topics.
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Explore Careers in Architecture
Introducing architecture into the K-12 curriculum: Find out how AIA is working to bring architecture to students of all demographics and income groups, including new research into architecture and design education programs across the country.
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Now more than ever, the collective voice of architects is essential for designing a better future for our country and planet. Even in times of change, AIA’s values remain constant. We are at the table with policymakers who are committed to a better built environment and a prosperous architecture profession. But we will not hesitate to call out those whose values we oppose.

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