Our profession is transforming—and so are you.
You’re sketching on a tablet, you’re using new composite materials, and you’re factoring in sustainable energy, climate change, and job growth. You’re thinking like a startup and you’re perfecting project delivery and you’re moving—maybe faster than you’ve ever had to before.
The AIA is right there with you. Our membership numbers are strong and growing. Perhaps more important, who we are is growing and changing. Emerging professionals, entrepreneurs, women leaders, innovators, and architects from the range of geographies, practice areas, and backgrounds join our ranks every day. With each new member, AIA better represents the true richness of our profession.
It’s not just the story of a year. What we’re sharing here is also a declaration of how AIA is turning in a new direction. Read a special message from 2014 President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, and Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA
Our fresh thinking extends to every member benefit. ACD5, the latest version of AIA Contract Documents, moves contracting and collaboration entirely to the cloud. Resources, such as Deep Energy Retrofits and the Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan, help members take advantage of business opportunities and stay ahead of trends. And, we’re working on several new partnerships designed to put AIA members directly in front of potential clients.
You told us what you needed to advance your practice. And we’re delivering it through focused continuing education from experts and peers and insights on trending topics like resiliency, energy savings, and running a small firm, to name a few. A reimagined AIA National Convention experience for 2014 presents continuing education in a fresh, new way, energizing our approach to how architects learn, engage, and connect with one another.
Browse the site and take a look at what we’ve done, as well as what we have planned, to make the AIA work to your specifications.
Strength in numbers
About 60% of the 105,800+ licensed architects in the United States are AIA members, giving you access to an unparalleled resource of collective knowledge and connections as well as a powerful voice that represents the majority of our profession.