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American Institute of Architects

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

Organization Structure

The American Institute of Architects is governed by a Board of Directors, a nationally elected governing body that provides long-range strategic leadership. The Board is composed of nationally elected AIA officers, including the president, president-elect, four vice presidents, secretary, and treasurer; elected representatives (directors) from each of the AIA's 18 regions; two associate AIA members; two representatives from the Council of Architectural Component Executives; an elected international director; a student representative (the president of the American Institute of Architecture Students); and two public representatives elected by the Board. The AIA’s executive vice president and CEO is an ex officio member.

Components of the AIA

Complementing the Board are nearly 300 state and local components (or chapters), which link AIA members into a supportive network, providing members an opportunity to make a significant difference for the profession.

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