Announcing the New FORUM Travel Scholarship

The American Institute of Architecture Students is proud to present the inaugural year of the FORUM Travel Scholarship! This scholarship is made possible by an endowment that was donated to help students from historically underrepresented chapters attend our largest conference of the year. The AIAS is excited to offer 8 travel scholarships of up to… Read more »


2019-2020 AIAS Committees and Task Forces

Please join us in welcoming the 2019-2020 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 »


Amplify Your: Growth Goal!

Now that our 2019 Fall Membership Month has launched, we are challenging YOU to grow YOUR membership! Here’s how it works. We have broken the chapters up into two categories: Small Chapters (30 members or less)  Large Chapters (31 members or more) Category placement is determined based on chapter membership numbers from October 31, 2018… Read more »


August 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month: Elizabeth Caccavano

Each month, the AIAS highlights the outstanding dedication and accomplishments of one of its members. The Chapter Leader of the Month can be a Chapter President or any member who has shown tremendous leadership. Congratulations to the August 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month, Elizabeth Caccavano. Elizabeth Caccavano is going into her third-year architectural design… Read more »


Time to ‘Amplify Your’: Membership Month 2019!

Welcome to a new year AIAS! This year’s theme is Amplify. During #AIASmem19, the national office will be focusing on how YOU can AMPLIFY YOUR:_______. The theme allows us to truly amplify our membership growth toolbox that is outlined in the Membership Manual. Every week, we’re asking YOU to share photos, videos, posters, etc. about… Read more »


MOD Mondays: Module 2

PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS DESIGN-BID-BUILD (DBB) This is the most common and frequently used project delivery method with which most owners are acquainted. It is a linear process where all tasks are dependent on each other; design is followed by bidding and bidding is followed by construction with no overlap. Using this method, the owner selects… Read more »


AIAS and MBI Announce Winners of the In Studio: Model Competition

Download Press Release Washington, DC – August 7, 2019 – The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 In Studio Model competition in conjunction with Modular Building Institute (MBI), an the international non-profit trade association serving modular construction AIAS members were asked to share their models that… Read more »


Grassroots BOD + COP Recap 

The 2018-2019 AIAS Board of Directors (BoD) held their final Board Meeting in Washington, D.C., on July 17th.  The outgoing and incoming Boards were able to think proactively and discuss a wide range of topics and initiatives that would inevitably have a lasting impact on the organization.  The current Board Members were able to look… Read more »


AIAS Members Advocate for Change on Capitol Hill

The theme of our most recent Grassroots leadership conference was all about amplifying leadership, design, and service. Throughout the three day conference, AIAS members got to listen to inspiring speakers while simultaneously participating in efforts that turned those words into action and helped to build a better tomorrow. In no better way was the theme… Read more »


Everything You Wanted to Know About FBD Live

This summer, Freedom By Design at the National AIAS Office had the opportunity of collaborating with students at the University of Maryland, University of Maryland’s Office of Sustainability, and the AIA Potomac Valley chapter to design the layout of a concept called SPARC – a Sustainability Park and Academic Research Center. Located at one of… Read more »


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

Download Press Release Washington, DC – August 6, 2019 The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce the launch of In Studio: MADE competition for the second 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…. Read more »