AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects. Now they’re more than 95,000 members strong.
We 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 “Where We Stand” statements that clarify its position on key issues facing the profession:
- Equity, diversity and inclusion
- Climate change
- School design and student safety
- Sexual harassment
The AIA has a long history of requiring that its members adhere to the highest ethical standards.
- Antitrust compliance
- Attribution of credit
- Code of ethics
- Terms and conditions
- Using the AIA designation