About Our Chapter
Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students has been the voice of students to the educational system and the profession of architecture and design in North America and beyond. The association helps to build interest and enrich the educational experience of students (of all ages) and others in architecture and design.
To promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice. We celebrate our membership in several ways. Members of the AIAS have the opportunity to have their work published in Crit, Journal of the AIAS the only international journal devoted to the work and critical thoughts of architecture students.
To foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines. We host an annual convention, FORUM, which provides students with the opportunity to learn about the issues facing architectural education and the profession, to meet students and professionals with common interests, and to interact with some of todays leading architects and designers.
To enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration. Through the Freedom by Design program, we are organizing our members to be good citizens in their communities.
To organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. We serve as the sole student voice in the decision making process of such organizations as The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).