AIA Member Groups and Communities
The American Institute of Architects provides members several opportunities for involvement in AIA Member Groups and Communities as well as for volunteer leadership within these groups and communities. To provide a seamless transition from education to practice, the AIA develops, coordinates, disseminates and provides support events and activities for students, Associate AIA members, Young Architects, IDP Coordinators, and Fellows of the AIA.
Collateral Organizations in Architecture
The American Institute of Architects is one of five collateral organizations in the profession of architecture. Each of the collaterals performs a different role within the profession in regards to education, licensure, practice and advocacy. Read more about the collateral organizations in architecture.
The Three E’s: Education, Experience, and Examination
The AIA offers several resources for interns participating in the Intern Development Program (IDP) provided by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). Learn more about the AIA’s Intern Development Program (IDP) Resources. The AIA also provides links to resources for interns preparing to take the Architect Registration Examination. View the Institute’s Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Resources.
Resources and Scholarships
Find resources and scholarships for K-12 students, interns, architects, and educators.