Welcome to 2019-2020!

To all the leaders, advocates, mentors, and friends,  Welcome to the 63rd year of the American Institute of Architecture Students! We are beyond excited to begin such a monumental year in the AIAS with all of you.  Celebration This year marks the 15th anniversary of Freedom By Design and to celebrate we launched our first… Read more »


Submit Your Interest for the 2019-2020 National Committees

The AIAS and our members have proven year after year that our dedication to our mission and values is unwavering. Leadership, design, and service are the broad categories in which we strive to empower each other into better architects of the world around us, and our Strategic Plan outlines the more specific ways that we… Read more »


Know Before You Go – 2019 AIAS Grassroots Edition

Know Before You Go Insider Tips for Getting the Most Out of AIAS Grassroots. In a little less than a week, we will be seeing you in Washington, DC! We’ve compiled a list of reminders and tips so that you are prepared for the most awesome AIAS Grassroots yet. 1. What to pack Sketchbook Pen/Pencils… Read more »


Let’s Talk About the Future of Architecture Education!

Have you ever had an opinion about what you should be learning in school? Let’s talk about it!! The National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) recently released Draft 00 of its 2020 Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation, which are now available online for public review and comments.  Evaluated once every five years, the NAAB’s Conditions and… Read more »


How to CoP at AIAS Grassroots

To all Chapter Delegates, Congratulations on your appointment as AIAS Chapter Delegate and welcome to the AIAS Council of Presidents! This year marks the 63rd anniversary of the AIAS and we are looking forward to kicking it off at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. July 18th-21st. Grassroots is the first of two… Read more »


AIAS Grassroots Quad Receptions are headed to…

Looking forward to joining us in Washington, DC for the annual AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference? We’re excited to have you, and we have a great lineup of firms who are excited to meet you during your Quad Receptions!   Northeast Quad:   FOX Architects is a fully integrated, award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in… Read more »


AIAS Launches MOD Mondays

Download Press Release Washington, DC – July 3, 2019 The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce a new piece to the partnership with the Modular Building Institute Educational Foundation (MBI), the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction. “The AIAS has long served its membership by providing them with the resources and relationships… Read more »


MOD Mondays: Module 1

This monthly feature is sponsored by the Modular Building Institute (MBI) Educational Foundation. Tune in each month as we publish different articles on the benefits of Modular Construction. Take the quizzes each month (total of 10) and earn your “Modular Building 101 Certificate” to add to your resume! MODULE 1 TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION There are… Read more »


2019 Elevate Your Pitch Finalists – Cast Your Vote

The jury reviewed all submissions in June and we are proud to announce the top three finalists who will get a chance to compete at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference for the grand prize. In addition to voting at Grassroots for your favorite video, you may also vote on Instagram. The video with the most… Read more »


AIAS Announces New Executive Director

Download Press Release Washington, DC – July 1, 2019 The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is pleased to announce that Karma Israelsen has been elected to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ms. Israelsen is passionate about developing and growing effective, high-performing teams while empowering organizations to make a meaningful and sustainable impact… Read more »


June 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month: Scott Cornelius

Scott Cornelius is a fourth-year architecture student at Oklahoma State University. Scott will serve as the Chapter President for the 2019-2020 school year, following his service as Vice President for the 2018-2019 year and as chapter Social Chair for the 2017-2018 year. Scott began volunteering at AIAS events in his freshman year and was elected… Read more »