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

ASID Student Memberships
Calling all future design stars! Ready to elevate your passion for interior design? Join ASID as a student member and unlock a world of inspiration, mentorship, and professional growth!
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ASID Student Members
Ready to elevate your passion for interior design? Join ASID as a student member and unlock a world of inspiration, mentorship, and professional growth!
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How did you discover architecture? AIA’s #FutureFocused Presents Ashley E. Hartshorn
AIA’s #FutureFocused presents Ashley E. Hartshorn! Her journey to becoming an architect started in the construction industry.
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Architecture Scholarships
Big plans for your future in architecture? Scholarships and grants can help you reach them.
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4 Ways a Professional Association Can Help You Find a Job
If you are currently on the hunt for a job opportunity, are you aware of the benefits that come from joining a professional association? Do you know what kind of opportunities await you?
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Intimidated by Networking? Here’s How to Start
You have amazing work experience, a finely tuned resume and a well written cover letter. Great! However, you could be missing out on one of the most influential aspects when it comes to finding your dream job: networking.
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Landscape Architecture Student Awards
ASLA 2024 Student Awards Registration is open! Winners showcase innovation and represent the highest level of achievement among the future of the profession.
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ASID Top Trends for 2024
As 2023 draws to a close, the American Society of Interior Designers is cataloging the latest ways we live, work, play andheal—and the corresponding trends impacting interior design.
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Real Estate Degree Programs
Interested in real estate but don’t know what schools offer the right degree programs? Check out NAIOP’s  comprehensive database of accredited degree programs in Real Estate and closely affiliated fields.
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Ariane Laxo, Future Focused
Meet Ariane Laxo, Assoc AIA, CID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC, the Director of Sustainability at HGA. Learn how she is changing the architecture profession to make it a vocation of choice for anyone interested in the design field.
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The bright future of architecture’s rising stars
AIA's Young Architect Award is presented to a group of early career architects who showcase exceptional leadership and have already provided significant contributions to the architecture profession.
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An Architect With a Challenging Path Is Creating More Opportunities
Brien Graham, AIA, NOMA, is an architect at LPA Design Studios in Dallas who recently finished up a three-year term in AIA National’s inaugural Leadership Academy program. We chatted with Graham, a first-generation college graduate, about how his background informs his design ethos and volunteerism in the profession today.
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