In December 2012, the AIA National Board of Directors adopted the following Statement of Purpose and Position Statement:

Statement of Purpose

The AIA is a visionary member organization providing advocacy, leadership, and resources for architects to design a better world.

Position Statement

  • The American Institute of Architects: designing a better world.
    AIA Members create enduring value.
  • We benefit clients and communities through innovative design solutions.
    AIA Members drive positive change.
  • We work collaboratively and creatively to transform clients' goals into reality.
    AIA Members lead with vision.
  • We meet the ever-changing challenges of the designed environment.
    AIA Members shape the future.
  • We value talent and diversity in new generations of professionals.
AIA National

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

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