ABOUT AIAS FORUM:
AIAS FORUM, the largest annual architecture and design conference that the AIAS puts on, offers students the opportunity to learn about issues facing architectural education and the profession, to meet and network with other students and professionals with common interests, and to interact with today’s leading architects. In addition to the keynote presentations, FORUM includes tours, daily seminars, and workshops that enable attendees to discuss relevant and current architectural and design issues.
WHO WE ARE:
The AIAS is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. The AIAS aims to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.
WHAT WE DO:
WE PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Architectural practice is constantly evolving and we understand that a large part of this evolution begins within education. The AIAS strives to be ahead of the curve; providing our members with invaluable experiences that will prepare them for entering the profession and beyond.
WE FOSTER AN APPRECIATION OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND RELATED DISCIPLINES
Our events and programs are geared towards encouraging students to discover and ignite their true passions. Each AIAS opportunity is developed to appeal to students of varying backgrounds, experience levels, and interests.
WE ENRICH COMMUNITIES IN A SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION
Through the Freedom by DesignTM program and other community outreach, we empower our members and students to be good citizens on their campuses and in their communities.
WE ORGANIZE AND COMBINE STUDENT EFFORTS TO ADVANCE THE ART AND POLICY OF ARCHITECTURE
We are the sole student voice in the collateral discussion and decision making process that includes the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
WHERE WE DO IT:
AIAS membership supports architecture students in collegiate schools, community colleges, and high schools across the United States and has expanded into international academic programs as well.
The AIAS has also been able to engage and support K-12 students through the Freedom by DesignTM program. The scope of the Freedom by DesignTM program has recently expanded to embrace efforts in improving learning and education. As a result, multiple FBD programs have researched and selected local schools as their clients.