Architects created every building and home you see. They do more than that however, they plan whole cities, create change in every urban environment, and are held in the highest esteem in all societies. The work is not easy, but if you love to build, then architecture is for you. Architecture is a discipline that combines engineering and art. It’s not just the building they have to understand, it’s also the plumbing, electric, elevators, and fire hazards and everything else. This is a not a discipline for the timid.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
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The AIAS is an independent,  501c(3) non-profit and student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other.  It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. The AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students. Visit
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www.aias.org The AIAS is an independent, 501c(3) non-profit and student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other. It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. The AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students. Videos AIAS Membership Video AIAS Forum AIAS FORUM The mission of the AIAS is: To promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice. We celebrate our membership in several ways. Members of the AIAS have the opportunity to have their work published in Crit, Journal of the AIAS the only international journal devoted to the work and critical thoughts of architecture students.To foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines. We host an annual convention, FORUM, which provides students with the opportunity to learn about the issues facing architectural education and the profession, to meet students and professionals with common interests, and to interact with some of todays leading architects and designers.To enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration. Through the Freedom by Design program, we are organizing our members to be good citizens in their communities.To organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. We serve as the sole student voice in the decision making process of such organizations as The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). American Institute of Architecture Students 1735 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 2000 Phone: 202.626.7472Fax: 202.626.7414Email: mailbox@aias.org AIAS Auburn University AIAS Student Leadership Conference AIAS student gathering AIAS University of Detroit Mercy AIAS meeting Charlotte, NC Visit
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 1735 New York Avenue, NW  Washington, DC 2000Phone: 202.626.7472Fax: 202.626.7414E Visit