Combining art, science, and technology

Careers in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture combine art, science and technology to solve problems, transform lives, and create a better world.



The Spatially Gifted—Our Future Architects and Engineers—Are Being Overlooked.
The Spatially Gifted—Our Future Architects and Engineers—Are Being Overlooked.
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A new book argues that the future of architecture & design exists in buildings that have already been built
A new book argues that the future of architecture & design exists in buildings that have already been built
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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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From Student to Professional
You graduated from your interior design program. Now it’s time to tackle the next challenge: preparing for your career as a professional designer.
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Did You Know Green design depends on chemistry?
Green or eco-friendly interior design systems not only can conserve energy and natural resources, but also can contribute to an attractive, healthy building environment.
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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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To Build a Green Economy, We Need a Green Workforce
If we want to make the shift to a green economy this century, then we need the workforce with the skills to get us there. If we want to address the crisis of climate change and accelerate our path to future sustainability and resilience, those working in green industries today and in the future continually need new knowledge and skills.
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The Long Game
Elevated Conversations: Melody Tang, AIA, and Ryan Jang, AIA
Landscape Sharkitecture: Jaw-Dropping Aquariums Designed by Landscape Architects

Architecture

Through architecture, the environment where we live, work, play, worship and shop is designed to provide for a healthier and more enjoyable experience. Architects work collaboratively with a wide range of design and construction professionals to implement an imaginative, sustainable, and technically sophisticated approach to design our world.

What could America look like if we all looked up and saw the possibilities? We are creators, and builders. Today, architects are creating the future of America.

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Interior Design

Interior design is all about how we experience spaces. It’s a powerful, essential part of our daily lives and affects how we live, work, play, and even heal. Comfortable homes, functional workplaces, beautiful public spaces—that’s interior design at work. The best interior designers make it look easy, crafting spaces that anticipate our needs and appeal to our emotions, but in reality a broad set of skills and technical knowledge is required. Interior design has changed dramatically since the early 20th century when it was just beginning to emerge as a profession. To become a successful interior designer, you need a well-rounded education and the skills to work within many disciplines.

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture a diverse profession that designs, plans, and manages our land. Landscape architecture has strong roots in the U.S., and early examples, such as Central Park in New York City, are still much admired. Landscape architects design parks, campuses, streetscapes, trails, plazas, and other projects that help improve communities. Landscape architects typically hold a bachelor's or master's degree in landscape architecture, covering a broad spectrum of design, science, and technical know-how. Topics include site design, historic preservation, planning, grading and drainage, horticulture, and even subjects like psychology.

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Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture

The Long Game
For landscape architects with ambition to work on large-scale projects, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has always been the big federal dog in the yard.
America ByDesign: Architecture, a six-part series on CBS
America ByDesign: Architecture, a six-part series on CBS to highlight and advance the work of architects.
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2022 ASLA Student Award Winners
Check out The ASLA 2022 Student Awards winners. These students impressed a rigorous jury with 19 projects awarded from 459 entries.
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Getting Started in Interior Design
ASID helps interior designers succeed as they progress through their careers from student to principal, partner, and owner.
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A Bumpy Reentry
Women landscape architects are finding the road from part-time to full-time work full of potholes.
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ASLA DREAM BIG with Minecraft Design Camps Spark Imagination, Creativity, and Problem-Solving
This summer, ASLA launched its DREAM BIG with Minecraft Design Camps for 125 middle and high school students in Sacramento, California and Washington, DC.
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Becoming a Landscape Architect
Interested in landscape architecture? Glenn LaRue Smith, FASLA, founding partner of PUSH studio DC, shares his personal story of becoming a landscape architect.
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Yanina Santos: ASID Student Portfolio Competition Winner
Join us in congratulating Yanina Santos, Student ASID, the third of three winners of the ASID Student Portfolio Competition! See her winning portfolio submission:
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Next Work Environment Competition from Work Design Magazine
Calling all design students! Enter the Next Work Environment Competition from Work Design Magazine for a chance to win a scholarship and present your workplace ideas to a room full of thought leaders.
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Elevated Conversations: Melody Tang, AIA, and Ryan Jang, AIA
Meet Melody Tang and Ryan Jang– two recipients of this year's Young Architects Award – as part of a new series called Elevated Conversations.
ASID 2022 Trends Outlook
Curious to know what’s trending in interior design now? The brand new ASID 2022 Trends Report builds upon the 2021 findings and offers a refined focus on the latest changes impacting design clients and design practice.
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2022 AIA Young Architects Award
Emerging talent deserves recognition. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.
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