AIAS Elections Town Hall: Membership Edition

What are AIAS National Elections? When do they happen? Who gets to vote? You have questions, and we have answers! The AIAS is an organization by students and for students, and as such, our members elect our Quad Directors and Officers who sit on our Board of Directors every year during FORUM. Join us for… Read more »


AIAS Elections Town Hall: Candidates Edition

Thinking of running for a position on the AIAS National Board of Directors? Join us for a Town Hall to discuss the basics of the elections process for candidates! We’ll go page by page through the 2020 Elections Guidelines, and we’ll also take any questions from the group. We’ll be addressing all student-led Board of Director… Read more »



The 2019-2020 AIAS Board of Directors (BoD) held their final Board Meeting virtually, on July 26th and 27th.  The outgoing and incoming Boards were able to discuss a wide range of topics and initiatives and think critically about the current state of the organization and how the AIAS can proactively protect our members. The current… Read more »


Submit Your Interest for the 2020-2021 National Committees

Each year the AIAS works to address issues impacting students across the organization with help from our dedicated members through our committees and task forces. These members bring their different perspectives and experiences together and empower one another to lead us into a healthier, accessible, inclusive, more sustainable, and resilient future. Over the past few… Read more »


Introducing the Code of Ethics of the AIAS

The 2019-2020 AIAS Ethics Committee has been crafting a Code of Ethics for the organization as a way of establishing a vision for the AIAS Community to aspire towards, while enforcing a standard of conduct amongst the membership. As a model of integrity and moral principle for the architecture student community, the AIAS looks to… Read more »


Introducing the New AIA Liaison to the AIAS Board – 2020

July 2, 2020 — Washington, D.C.   The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is pleased to welcome Ricardo J. Rodríguez De Santiago, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, ACI to its incoming 2020-2021 Board of Directors. Currently, in his Global Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) role, Ricardo spearheads the global implementation of VDC solutions and BIM… Read more »


10 Reasons to Attend Grassroots 2020!

  Have you registered for Grassroots 2020? This year is only $50 for members to register before the Early Bird Deadline (Extended to July 19th). But if $275 worth of content for only 50 bucks isn’t enough to convince you to attend, here are ten reasons why you should join us for this year’s conference!… Read more »


Continuing Community Ties

Continuing Community Ties: How Adapting to Online Engagement Evolves Chapter Identity   Since COVID-19, it has been an extremely difficult time for our chapter. We were no longer interacting with our membership the way we once did, all of the events we had planned seemed as if they needed to be postponed or canceled, and… Read more »


Service n Sip Recap

Earlier this month, the Health and Wellness Task Force along with the Freedom by Design Advisory Committee co-hosted Service n’ Sip, a virtual volunteer hangout call. Throughout the call, panelists gave tips on writing thank you letters to essential workers, communicating with your local elected officials, how to make various types of masks, and of… Read more »


GovComm’s COVID19 Chapter Guide, Part 3

Ever wondered what a virtual AIAS E-Board Meeting might look like? Wonder no more! The 2019-2020 AIAS Governance Committee has put together this mock Board Meeting in order to help you realize that Chapter management and taking care of the student body doesn’t have to pause once we’ve left campus. Even as the school year… Read more »


GovComm’s COVID-19 Chapter Guide, Part 2

The AIAS Governance Committee has put together this two-part blog post for chapters to use as a guide in various chapter-related activities that have been affected by COVID-19. This part of the guide addresses: Collaborating with Peers Virtually; Communicating with AIAS National; Remote Transitioning; and Blowing Off Steam with Your Chapter. Did you check out… Read more »