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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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

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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This is Landscape Architecture
What is landscape architecture? It’s parks, campuses, memorials, reuse, residential design, urban revitalization and so much more.
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Supporting architecture’s next generation
Zuleika Baldeo, a Morgan State University sophomore and recipient of the Curry Stone Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship, reflects on her path to the architecture profession.
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What it Takes to Become an Architect
October is #WorldArchitectureMonth! Learn about what it takes to become an architect here.
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Landscape Architecture: A STEM Profession
Did you know that landscape architecture is a STEM profession? Landscape architects, as stewards of the natural and built environment, routinely apply STEM in the planning and design of sites where millions of people live, work, and play.
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A’21: Venus Williams shares her recipe for success
Did you know Venus Williams is also the president and founder of V-Starr, an award-winning South Florida-based interior design company? Learn more about how she sees parallels in her wins both on and off the court.
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A year of challenge, and opportunity, driving change for women architects
For women in male-dominated industries, like architecture, the challenge to meet career and societal expectations can be intense.
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Landscape Architects Got Game
Did you know that landscape architects are leaders in designing both professional & playground basketball courts? Here are a few resources to help get your game on in the classroom!
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K-12 Initiatives: Inspiring architecture’s next generation
Whether building forts or learning about their hometowns, students can discover what it means to be an architect with these 11 *free* resources.
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A year of challenge, and opportunity, driving change for women architects
For women in male-dominated industries, like architecture, the challenge to meet career and societal expectations can be intense. The COVID-19 pandemic cultivated a new appreciation of these challenges, as well as an awareness of the shifts needed to make the work environment more flexible and equitable.
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Check out ASLA’s 2021 Student Award Winners. The winning projects exemplify the highest level of achievement in the profession.
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