The American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA Chicago) is the largest chapter of licensed architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and allied professionals within AIA Illinois and the second largest AIA chapter in the country.
AIA Chicago’s mission is to build on Chicago’s architectural legacy by advocating for the profession, sharing knowledge among its members, and partnering with communities. AIA Chicago strives to foster a culture of design excellence for equitable, sustainable places, and spaces.
AIA Chicago offers lectures and continuing education courses; numerous award programs; specialized, issue-specific Knowledge Communities; advocacy for architects; electronic newsletter and social media; through its magazine, Chicago Architect and help for consumers looking for an architect.
As a resource for its members in service to society, AIA Chicago promotes positive change through the power of design.