Conveniently located near the White House, the National Mall, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Institute of Architects building is a one-of-a-kind alternative to convention and hotel venues.Learn more about hosting an event at the AIA
Conferences & Events
2013 AIA National Convention
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Hours of Operation
The AIA Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Federal Holidays. Please be advised, the AIA Gallery space also functions as an event rental space. AIA reserves the right to close the public hours of operation at anytime for a private event rental.View the current Exhibit
Save the Date: March 19–21, 2014
Join us this March in Washington, D.C. for the AIA's 45th annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.
Over three days, attendees will learn how to lead with vision and advocate with confidence and conviction for their components, firms, communities, and the profession.
The agenda emphasizes component leadership and includes a dynamic legislative conference and workshops designed to help component officers and aspiring leaders become effective chapter and civic leaders.
The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill. Take advantage of the conference rate of $257/night plus taxes when you book by February 14.
Schedule & Registration
Registration opens in January 2014, and the official conference schedule will be available in early January.
Architect's Knowledge Resource
- Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, BC
- Architect: LMN Architects + MCM/DA
The most visible evidence of the project's approach to ecology is its six-acre living roof, hosting some 400,000 indigenous plants & 240,000 bees. The roof's sloping forms set up natural drainage & seed migration patterns.Discover more in the Architect's Knowledge Resource
Face of the AIA
- Moderator: Mike Crosbie, Ph.D, AIA
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- Participate in member forums
- Post your projects and professional resources
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- Date: April 27-30, 2014
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
The Value of Design in Education: Enhancing Learning Through Design
With our last international conference in 2011 quickly fading in memory,
we will be visiting the Mediterranean port city of Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona has a rich heritage in creative design, including Picasso,
Gaudi, Miro and Dali. We will explore how this passion for design informs
educational environments new and old, and we will emphasize
the Value of Design for Learning. Don’t miss it!
- Date: May-15-18, 2014
- Location: New York, NY
The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally. The Committee on Design is led by a volunteer advisory group of eight architects and an adjunct leadership team of 11 additional individuals.
Plan a Green Meeting
The time for talk is over
Green design should be a goal for everyone to leave a greener footprint for future generations, starting today. That's what our Walk the Walk campaign is all about.Join the AIA's Walk the Walk Sustainability Initiative
AIA Community Service/Legacy Program
The AIA Legacy Events program was developed to promote sustainability and a legacy in the cities we visit. The AIA and American Institute of Architecture Students are working jointly to promote team-building and a dedication to leave a city better than it was before we arrived. Through volunteer activities we hope to create a lasting memory for architects, architectural students, and the general public.View the first issue of the AIA Legacy Event Newsletter
Green Meeting Tips
Before you throw your jack-o-lanterns and decorative gourds in the trash can, consider this frightful fact: the seeds from pumpkins germinate in landfills and the pumpkin vines create significant problems when composting trash. Instead, consider more environmentally friendly alternatives for recycling your Halloween and autumn decor: Chop up your pumpkin and burry it in your garden. Pumpkins are biodegradable and easily break down in the Earth's soil; Compost the pumpkin. Pumpkins can do wonders for soil, but make sure to remove the seeds before sending it to the compost; Recycle it as a plant potter. Arrange flowers and other greenery in the top of your pumpkin to use as table decor; Discard it in a forest or woodsy area. Insects and animals, like squirrels and deer, will naturally break the pumpkin down by making a snack of it.
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