September Chapter Leader of the Month: Colt Brock

Colt’s AIAS journey began when he was just 16 years old as a junior in high school! He started his own chapter there and after two years of working with them began attending Georgia Tech where he immediately got plugged in. Working closely with officers throughout his first year, he would go on to become… Read more »



We would like to invite you to the first ever AIAS Town Hall meeting to round out Membership Month! You, the members, have told us that you want more opportunities to talk about how things are going in the AIAS, and we’ve heard you! This will be a chance to share thoughts, concerns, or bring… Read more »


2020-2021 AIAS Committees & Task Forces

Please join us in welcoming the 2020-2021 AIAS Committees and Task Forces! Each year, we rely on the committees and task forces to keep the AIAS energetic and innovative. This year we can look forward to strategic explorations of new membership initiatives and resources, as well as value-driven deliverables for the Council of Presidents at… Read more »


From Our Friends in Lebanon & How You Can Help

A Eulogy to my Lebanese heart, and it’s capital. My biggest love, deepest heartbreak, My dearest, Beirut. I’ve always wanted to write about you, always, but not like that. I wanted to write about your charm. and I wanted to write about your heritage and your talents, but can I still? My beautiful city, broken,… Read more »


Welcome to Membership Month Fall 2020

  Welcome to Membership Month Today we are launching Membership Month! This year at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference, we focused on Taking Action as architecture students! From the momentum we had at Grassroots we are continuing this conversation and celebration throughout the year. We spent last year amplifying our voices and with so many… Read more »


Call for Spring 2021 Quad Conferences

Each year, regional conferences take place in the Midwest, Northeast, South, and West Quads. These gatherings, known as Quad Conferences, are hosted by local chapters who have been selected to organize the event by their Quad. Themes vary based on the city, local culture, and architectural topic of choice. Obviously, these conferences should be planned… Read more »


Welcome to 2020-2021!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 year! We are so excited to take it on with you! The 64th year of the AIAS is going to be like no other in its history. With new virtual experiences and endless opportunities to advocate for the student voice, as your officers, we look forward to working on your behalf…. Read more »


Mod Mondays: Module 6 – Specifications

Specifications developed by the design professional(s) provide the contractor with the written descriptions of materials, construction systems, quality of materials, and level of workmanship. The specifications function as: ■          A description of the proposed work for bid compliance ■          A technical rule book during manufacturing and construction ■          A legal instrument that can be used… Read more »


AIAS and Schindler Announces Winners of the 2020 Elevate 2.0 Competition

Washington, DC & Morristown, NJ – July 30, 2020 –Schindler Elevator Corporation and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Schindler Elevate 2.0 competition. Elevate 2.0 is an elevator design competition that pushed AIAS members to think beyond transportation from one floor to the next. This… 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 »


AIAS and AGA Partner for the Third Year for the In Studio: Made Competition

Washington, DC – July 30, 2020 The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce the launch of In Studio: MADE competition for the third year. This competition is through a partnership with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA). The AGA’s goal is to educate students about the hot-dip galvanizing process. After the success… Read more »


AIAS Learning & Teaching Culture Policy Project – 2020 Summary

What a year!  If you’ve been keeping up with the AIAS’ Learning & Teaching Culture Policy this year, then you know that the Project Team has been as productive as they have been thorough with putting together a model LTCP for our members to use. It’s not just for students though: this document is meant… Read more »