American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, The American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. 

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Democracy and The City

American Institute of Architects 01:32 Fine Arts

Design is a language that helps understand the societies that we live in.

Paul Revere Williams

American Institute of Architects 02:47 Fine Arts

Paul Revere Williams was a prominent and influential African-American architect in the mid-20th century.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

American Institute of Architects 03:02 Fine Arts

A profile of the award-winning Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. They advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of design.

In addition, to its values, the Institute has developed a series of statements that clarify its position on key issues facing the profession, including issues of diversity and inclusion, climate change, immigration, infrastructure, sexual harassment, sustainability and school design and safety.

You can influence your local congressperson to take action towards positive change. Learn how you can email or Tweet your politicians to be proactive about issues you care about.

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