November 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month: Hunter Thurlo

Hunter is currently in his third year pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Hunter joined AIAS fall of his freshman year as a general body member of the chapter. He had a desire to become more active in the organization and see how it can benefit not… Read more »


AIAS and AGA Announces 2019 Winners of the In Studio: MADE Competition

Washington, DC – November 17, 2019 –  The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce the winners of the summer In Studio Made competition in conjunction with American Galvanizers Association (AGA). The AGA is dedicated to the education of students and continues to visit campuses across the United States and Canada to… Read more »


#iwtwi – Boise, Idaho

Location Boise, ID Population 250,000 Featured By Caitlin Kessler, Assoc. AIA, 2017-2018 AIAS West Quadrant Director Their Story While Boise, Idaho wasn’t on my initial list of cities I wanted to work in, I am very lucky with how I came to know and live in Boise. I met my now-firm principal at a scholarship… Read more »


Membership Month Growth Goal Winners

Even though our 2019 Fall Membership Month has ended, we still want YOU to grow YOUR membership! Back at the beginning of #AIASmem19, we launched a competition for chapters to grow and y’all did a fantastic job! Here’s a recap of the competition: We have broken the chapters up into two categories: Small Chapters (11-30… Read more »


10 Key Takeaways from THRIVE

The fall 2019 edition of AIAS THRIVE: A Career Prep Program was brought to fruition thanks to our dedicated AIAS members at Washington University in St. Louis. Over 30 students from chapters across the Midwest traveled to St. Louis to learn how to not only prepare for their future but THRIVE in the process. So… Read more »


MOD Mondays: Module 3 – Site Evaluation

SITE SELECTION AND PLANNING Buildings are designed and located on the site to fit the existing conditions. If possible, existing natural features (such as trees and vegetation) will be incorporated into the design. Some buildings are oriented to face the south with their major window areas which allows the building to catch winter sunlight for… Read more »


Global Climate Action Summit Recap

The Global Climate Action Summit that took place on September 23rd, showcased new initiatives by governments, businesses, and civil society to increase their commitments to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, and working toward reducing emissions to essentially zero by mid-century. The event also provided a platform for countries and businesses to demonstrate how… Read more »


Sell Your Chapter Swag at FORUM | Toronto!

One of the many great things that happen at FORUM is the coming together of the various chapters and with that each individual chapters’ unique swag. This year, we’re excited to offer the option to sell your items at STORUM, the official FORUM store. Selling your chapter’s swag at STORUM is a great way to fundraise for… Read more »


#iwtwi Dallas Recap

Week 1: Introduction to Dallas Week 2: Firm Tour of CallisonRTKL’s office in Dallas! Week 3: Top 5 Places to Live, Eat, Meet People, Play, and Study in Dallas Week 4: Instagram Showcase Join us in November for the next city feature! This month, ‘I Want to Work In’ is sponsored by PPI, A Kaplan… Read more »


Congratulations to the AIAS FORUM Travel Scholarship Awardees!

The inaugural year of the AIAS FORUM Travel Scholarship received over sixty applications from members who love the AIAS and want to amplify their Leadership, Design, and Service at our largest conference of the year! The AIAS can’t wait to offer the scholarship again next year, and looks forward to pursuing funds to increase the… Read more »


Learn How to Become a CRIT Scholar

Interested in becoming a CRIT Scholar? The application cycle for the 2019-2020 year is now open. Becoming a CRIT Scholar is an incredible opportunity for students from all design backgrounds to broaden their network and further their research. In conjugation with AIA Research, we work to connect you with a practitioner that specializes in your… Read more »


October 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month: Haley Evans

Haley Evans is currently pursuing a Masters of Architecture degree at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her BS in Architecture from Bowling Green State University in 2018. Throughout her time in AIAS, Haley has served in multiple leadership roles and is currently the President and founding board member of the newly reestablished AIAS… Read more »