AIAS 2020-2021 Advocates Program

CALLING ALL ADVOCATES! The AIAS is proud to announce the launch of the AIAS Advocates Program – an application-based program geared towards showcasing and providing platforms for you, our members, to speak up and speak loud about niched advocacy topics and initiatives. The AIAS Advocates Program will run on a calendar-year schedule, similar to the… Read more »


2020-2021 AIAS Board of Directors Elected at FORUM 2019

Washington, DC  – January 3, 2020 – Chapter leaders of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) have cast their ballots for the next Board of Directors. During the annual FORUM conference, which took place in Toronto, Ontario from December 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020, the Council of Presidents elected the new incoming board… Read more »


Apply for the 2020 Honor Awards

Nominations for the 2020 AIAS Honor Awards cycle are now open. Get the recognition you and your chapter deserve! Nominees need to submit materials by July 31, 2020. Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has functioned as an intercollegiate network and representational voice for architecture students. Each year the AIAS honors individuals… Read more »


AIAS Announces 2019 Honor Award Winners

Washington, DC – December 30, 2019 – The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) congratulates the winners of the 2019 AIAS Honor Awards. Each year the AIAS honors individuals and groups for their exemplary work in areas such as leadership, collaboration, scholarship and service. “The AIAS is continuously pushing boundaries in leadership, design, and service,… Read more »


Call FOR 2020 CRIT Editorial Team

CRIT is the journal of the AIAS and the premier publication of student’s in architecture, design, and associated fields. Published since 1976, CRIT offers a variety of opportunities for AIAS members and acts as a forum for critical discourse and the dissemination of knowledge. We are looking to fill the following positions for the 2020… Read more »


Make an impact this year at FORUM 2019!

FBD RYERSON invites you to help celebrate FBD’s 15th anniversary!! Make an impact this year at FORUM 2019 by participating in this collaborative project among architecture students from around the world.  Join the battle to fight the cold that Toronto suffers through every year and help create blankets to donate to local charities that strive… Read more »


#IWTWI – Boise, ID – TOP 5

Last week we invited you to join us on Instagram for a firm tour of Erstad Architects to get a feel for what it’s like to work in a firm in Boise, ID. This week on I Want to Work In (#iwtwi), we are featuring the top five places to eat, sleep, work, play, and… Read more »


Help Us Help You!

The AIAS strives to serve its members as best as we can by getting to know everyone as accurately as we do anecdotally. By filling out these surveys, we can follow through with initiatives and programs that better represent your interests, concerns, and passions! These were put together by various Committees, and your responses will… Read more »


MOD Mondays: Module 4 – Building Codes

BUILDING CODES Building codes and ordinances set minimum requirements pertaining to the design and construction of buildings. The primary purpose of building codes is to protect the health and safety of the general public as well as the building’s occupants through proper design and construction methods. The International Code Council (ICC) was formed to develop… Read more »


Meet the Candidates: 2020-2021 AIAS Board of Directors

FORUM 2019 in Toronto is just a few weeks away, and that means we’re rapidly approaching the elections cycle for the 2020-2021 AIAS National Board of Directors! The American Institute of Architecture Students holds elections each year at FORUM to fill vacancies on the National Board of Directors. The National Board is comprised of a total… Read more »


Fall 2019 Freedom by Design Grant Recipients

Through a partnership with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the AIAS is able to grant over $10,000 this spring to eight different schools to implement their community-based design projects. The grants are being offered as part of the partnership through the Freedom by Design (FBD) program. Additional funding will be granted this summer. Each… Read more »


Introducing the Learning and Technology Task Force!

Who we are: Our goal is to build content, culture, and community that reflects the values of the AIAS and highlights how the study of architecture can raise the value of design beyond the architectural community.  What we’re doing: We are achieving this by creating a Drive that allows for all AIAS members to have… Read more »