How to Land an Internship in the US as an International Student

There is no secret that finding the right internship can be stressful. International students entering the United States with an F1 visa qualify to work legally either during or after their studies if they meet one of many requirements. In addition to proving enough financial support, you’ll have to demonstrate your acceptance to an institution… Read more »


Introducing the Four AIAS Advocates of 2019!

At FORUM 2018, AIAS was proud to launch 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.  We are excited to announce that four applicants have been selected for the AIAS Advocates Program for… Read more »


AMPLIFY your impact at Grassroots 2019

Amplify [verb] (am· pli· fy) – expansion of a statement, narrative, etc. – to make larger, greater, or stronger – the matter or substance used to expand an idea, statement, or the like Throughout the 2018-2019 year, AIAS members and chapters have been encouraged to recognize and celebrate their individual paths to success.  Despite the… Read more »


In Studio Firm Edition: SGA Design Group

This ‘In Studio’ feature is sponsored by the AIAS Design Alliance: SGA Design Group. Join a network of design firms that wish to connect with students, value the mentoring process and desire to inspire—and be inspired by—the next generation of design leaders. Firm Name SGA Design Group Location Tulsa, OK & Bentonville, AR Specialties /… Read more »


#askanarchitect 68: Kimberly Tuttle ft. Nick Serfass

Welcome to Season 2 of the #AskAnArchitect show! We bring you another great episode from our student / alumni creators! Episode 68 we have Kimberly Tuttle, AIA, NCARB, who is the Director of Partnerships & Events for the AIAS here in Washington DC. She is joined by Nick Serfass, who is the current Executive Director… Read more »


#iwtwi – Minneapolis, MN

Location Minneapolis, MN Population 422,331 Featured By Kyle Palzer, Assoc. AIA Their Story Growing up just outside of Minneapolis, the city has always felt like home to me. The University of Minnesota also has an excellent architecture program which made it enticing to remain in the city for graduate school as well. The access to… Read more »


How to Host Your Very Own Fundraising Concert

The number one rule of fundraising: DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON YOUR FUNDRAISER. Okay, maybe a little bit of money but you should not have to! Our chapter at Lawrence Tech hosted a Freedom By Design Auction and Concert this semester and raised over $2,000 without spending a dime. “Start with why. -Simon Sinek” -Austin… Read more »


Announcing the 2019 AIAS Grassroots Keynotes!

Leadership Keynote: Jaime Van Mourik Jaime Van Mourik is passionate about educating people of all ages about the impacts of the built environment on their lives. She believes that providing knowledge and opportunities for action will result in true transformation. As Vice President for Education Solutions at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) she leads… Read more »


The Value of a Chapter-Level Advocacy Committee

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: AIAS KENT Although National Advocacy Month has come to a close, student advocacy remains a relevant and vital topic to discuss. Just like other programs and initiatives set by the AIAS National Office, the organization’s commitment to advocacy must be brought to our chapters, where the general membership can spread information to schools… Read more »


#iwtwi Jacksonville Recap

‘I Want to Work In’ is sponsored by Gresham Smith. Gresham Smith is a team of diligent designers, creative problem-solvers, insightful planners and seasoned collaborators who work closely with clients to improve the cities and towns they call home. Week 1: Introduction to Jacksonville Week 2: Firm Tour of Gresham Smith’s office in Jacksonville!… Read more »


#askanarchitect: Brenda Sanchez ft. Kimberly Tuttle

Welcome to Season 2 of the #AskAnArchitect show! We bring you another great episode from our student / alumni creators! During the month of March, the AIAS is partnering with AIA WIELD (Women Inspiring Emerging Leadership in Design) to bring you content celebrating amazing women in the field of architecture here in Washington DC. Lastly… Read more »


March 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month: Dallas Chavez

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 March 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month, Dallas Chavez. Dallas Chavez is currently a fourth-year architecture student at… Read more »