WHO WE ARE

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students. It is the primary organization for architecture students and, since 1956, has played a vital role in the architecture education and profession nationwide. AIAS members get the very best information, advocacy, education, and internship opportunities that exist for architecture students.
As a local chapter, we host a number of events each month that give members the skills, resources, and networks needed to succeed. These include tutorials, workshops, firm tours, social mixers, game nights, competitions, and more. We attend several national AIAS conferences each year and, through fundraising, are work to subsidize the costs of attending for as many members as possible.
A unique aspect of our chapter is that we operate several services within the Michael Graves School of Architecture and Design. These "by-students, for-students" services are another way we are able to breed a culture of leadership in our school and provide great quality services to fellow students at a low cost.


WHAT WE DO

WE PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION, AND TRAINING:

Architectural practice is constantly evolving and we understand that a large part of this evolution begins within education. The AIAS strives to be ahead of the curve; providing our members with invaluable experiences that will prepare them for entering the profession and beyond.

WE FOSTER AN APPRECIATION OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND RELATED DISCIPLINES:

Our events and programs are geared towards encouraging students to discover and ignite their true passions. Each AIAS opportunity is developed to appeal to students of varying backgrounds, experience levels, and interests.

WE ENRICH COMMUNITIES IN A SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION:

Through the Freedom by Design™ program and other community outreach, we empower our members and students as a whole to be good citizens on their campuses and in their communities.

WE ORGANIZE STUDENTS AND COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS TO ADVANCE THE ART AND POLICY OF ARCHITECTURE:

We are the sole student voice in the collateral discussion and decision-making process that include The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).