American Institute of Architects logo. The AIA also works the architecture student’s handbook of professional practice pdf other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry.
Chief Executive Officer and Carl Elefante, FAIA as AIA President. 1857 by a group of 13 architects to “promote the scientific and practical perfection of its members” and “elevate the standing of the profession. They drafted a constitution and bylaws by March 10, 1857, under the name New York Society of Architects. The members signed the new constitution on April 15, 1857, having filed a certificate of incorporation two days earlier. Architecture, for the general advancement of the Art. As of 2008, AIA has more than 300 chapters. A design competition was held in the mid-1960s to select an architect for a new AIA headquarters in Washington.
1970 and completed in 1973. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the organization, the building was formally renamed in 2007 the “American Center for Architecture” and is also home to the American Institute of Architecture Students, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the National Architectural Accrediting Board. More than 90,000 licensed architects and associated professionals are members. AIA members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct intended to assure clients, the public, and colleagues of an architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. AIA members for 15 successive years and are at least 65 years of age or are incapacitated and unable to work in the architecture profession.