September 2018 Chapter Leader of the Month: Austin Hurrell

Austin Hurrell is currently in his fourth year at Lawrence Technological University studying Architecture. He joined AIAS in the Spring of 2016 and was elected to serve as the chapter’s Membership Development Director for the 2016-17 school year. He now serves as LTU’s Chapter President, is a member of NOMAS, and a part of the… Read more »


How to Start Your Freedom by Design Program

Whether your chapter has had a Freedom by Design (FBD) chapter for years or is trying to start one this year, there is a lot of work to be done! Please take some time to go through the key pieces of information below so you can take advantage of all of the opportunities and guidance… Read more »


Introducing Pipe Dream, a Tiny Home Competition

Download Press Release Washington, DC – September 17, 2018 The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce a new partnership with Rinker Materials, a QUIKRETE® Company. The two organizations have partnered to bring the AIAS membership a new competition, Pipe Dream: A Tiny Home Competition. Rinker Materials’ signature product is their concrete… Read more »


It’s Time to Grow AIAS

AIAS #GrowthChallenge Blog Post This fall, we have a brand new Membership competition: the #GrowthChallenge! Building off Membership Month’s theme of “Success Seeking: Inwards” we are challenging you to grow your chapters, not only quantitatively, but qualitatively! HOW IT WORKS: There are two parts to this challenge: Part 1. MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT + Part 2. PERCENTAGE… Read more »


#askanarchitect: 59 – Nicole Sikorski ft. Stephen Parker

Welcome to Season 2 of the #AskAnArchitect show! We bring you another great episode from our student / alumni creators! Episode 58 we have Nicole Sikorski, AIA LEED AP BD+C, who is a healthcare architect at Smithgroup here in Washington, DC. She is joined by Stephen Parker, AIA, LEED AP, who is also an architect… Read more »


Call for 2019 Fall Quads

Each year, regional conferences take place annually in the Northeast, South, Midwest, 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. Quad Conferences are a terrific way… Read more »


Welcome to Membership Month 2018

WELCOME TO MEMBERSHIP MONTH! This year at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference, we recognized and celebrated the SUCCESS SEEKERS among architecture students — who all happen to be AIAS members!  Continuing off the stories shared and knowledge gained, we want to dig a bit deeper and continue SUCCESS SEEKING throughout the year. “Success” can take… Read more »


Introducing The Architecture School Survival Guide!

The 2017-2018 Advocacy Task Force invites you to utilize The Architecture School Survival Guide! This guide is an InDesign template for AIAS Chapters to customize and provide to members, with the content especially geared towards incoming first-year students. The InDesign package contains a variety of valuable advocacy and informational content that applies to all architecture… Read more »


#askanarchitect: 58 – Mandi Tauferner ft. Keshika de Saram

Welcome to Season 2 of the #AskAnArchitect show! We bring you another great episode from our student creators! Episode 58 we have Mandi Tauferner, AIA, who is a Vice President at Kodet Architectural Group in Minneapolis, MN. She is joined by Keshika de Saram, who is Past President for the AIAS.


CRIT Issue 83 Has Arrived

The AIAS is excited to announce the publication of the next issue of CRIT Journal, No. 83. This year’s Editor-in-Chief, Cyrus Dahmubed, invites you to take a look at the rethought and redesigned journal, in conjunction with the newly appointed Design Editor, Kirk Newton. To my fellow students, I am pleased to welcome you to the… Read more »