April 13, 2017

Think that since it’s close to the end of the school year, it’s no longer worth becoming an AIAS member? Think again! There are so many reasons to become a member, if you aren’t one already. Check out the a plethora of reasons below.

Honor Awards

Get the recognition that you and your chapter deserve by applying for the AIAS Honor Awards.  Recognize the outstanding achievements by your fellow students, educators, and practitioners who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the enhancement of the educational experience and the development of architecture students. Check them out, nominate someone (or yourself) today! Deadline: May 26, 2017


Okay. So you technically don’t have to be a member to attend Grassroots, but it’s cheaper if you are! Plus, it’s a great opportunity to dive deeper into your involvement with AIAS. You don’t have to be a part of your chapter’s executive board to attend either. While we do have tracks that cover Leadership and Freedom by Design, there are also tracks on Career, Lifestyle and Innovation. Register by May 1, 2017 to snag Early Bird pricing!


Show off some of the awesome work and research you’ve been doing this year! The AIAS is seeking members who wish to present their finished research or in-progress research at any of the four CRIT Live events. They’ll be at the following locations:

  • Northeast Quad: Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • South Quad: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Midwest Quad: University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
  • West Quad: University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Submit your work to do a full presentation of your work, be part of a panel or a project-based “Pechakucha”-style presentation. Plus, selected presenters will receive comped entry to the event. Deadline: May 26, 2017

CRIT Journal

Showcase your writing or work from studio by submitting it to CRIT! As a journal, CRIT contains content that is academic in nature, with essays, articles, and projects that provoke thought and encourage dialogue. To potentially have your work included in the Summer 2017 edition, please submit work no later than April 15, 2017.


We’ve got so many competitions, it’s crazy! 


The AIAS has partnered with Shelter Global to put on the 2017 Dencity Competition. Each year, the Dencity competition has brought about revolutionary ideas on how to better handle slums. Uniquely, Shelter Global also helps bring competition entries to life. Deadline: April 24, 2017

Elevate Your Pitch

Have a great idea that’s innovative in its concept? Submit it to our Elevate Your Pitch competition sponsored by Schindler Elevator Corporation. Upload a video that’s 1-2 minutes in length and register for the competition. To enter all team members must be students, but only one member needs to be an AIAS member to enter! Deadline: May 26, 2017

Check out our Competitions page for more!

You’ve worked hard this semester.
And we, at the AIAS, recognize it! Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase yourself on a national level!