An architectural education is a comprehensive design degree. That means an architecture degree opens the doors to many different career paths, and provides you with a set of transferable core skills that can be used in a wide variety of areas. You are not locked into being a traditional architect. Architectural education gives you the ability to be proficient in:

-Graphic Design

-Project Management


-Networking Communication


-Public Speaking

-Problem Solving


-Relationship Building


-Value Innovation

If you are interested in pursuing an architectural education, visit for more information on architectural programs across the country!



To the artists, dreamers, mathematicians, advocates, observers, thinkers, scientists, designers, visionaries, innovators, creators, introverted, extroverted, leaders, organizers; the AIAS has a place for you.

We are dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of all individuals by complimenting it with unique programs, events, and opportunities.

At the local level, the AIAS not only acts as a community but a family. The AIAS can lend you the opportunity to create a relationship that has a lasting impact on your personal and professional life. The AIAS prepares you for entering the professional realm and works to provide resources. If you believe pursuing architecture is a possibility, join the AIAS to start your journey into the architectural profession.

Finally, AIAS membership is completely FREE for high school students! You have nothing to lose.



To become an AIAS member, visit and select JOIN. If you are interested in starting an AIAS Chapter at your high school, please fill out the Start a New Chapter form.



The AIAS prides itself in offering a series of benefits to its members that work to advance students through scholarship programs, competitions, career development, and leadership opportunities. For information regarding AIAS membership benefits, visit the Membership Benefits page.