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 AIA Convention 2016

  • Date: May 19-21
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

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AIA Convention 2017

  • Date: April 27-29
  • City: Orlando
  • Location: Orange County Convention Center 

Host an Event at The AIA

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.

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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.

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Featured Conference

AIA Women's Leadership Summit 2015

  • Date: September 17-19
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
The AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2015 is a 2-day conference for women in positions of leadership. The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture. The Summits are part of an ongoing national conversation for women in architecture.

Goals include, raising the profile of women principals and leaders in the profession: sharing and promoting the design work of women; exploring new paths of leadership; learning from each other regarding issues and challenges.

For additional information about the WLS conference please visit the WLS website.





A limited block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Seattle, 411 University Street in Seattle, Washington. Reservations must be received no later than Friday, August 21 for the group rate; however, the block may sell out prior to the deadline. You are responsible for making your own reservations. To make your reservation, contact the hotel, 206-621-1700 or book your reservation online. Mention that you are with the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit to receive the group rate of $259 for single/double plus 15.6 percent state and local taxes, plus $2.00 per room Seattle Tourism Assessment Tax. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card when you make your reservation. The group’s cancellation policy requires cancellations be made by 12 noon the day prior to arrival. To book your reservation  online


Register before the early bird deadline, July 15 to save on your registration fee. 

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Upcoming Events

8th Annual CRAN Symposium

  • Date: September 19-23
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), A Knowledge Community of The American Institute of Architects, will hold its 8th annual symposium on September 19-23 at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel.  The four-day symposium, open to all AIA and non-AIA members, will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture.


2015 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Fall Conference

  • Date: November 18-211, 2015
  • Miami, Florida
What if there was a better way to operate our justice system, but we were too invested in tradition to explore other options? Just imagine the potential for positive change, if we question the status quo. Join us and hundreds of other dedicated professionals at the 2015 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice conference in Miami. Visit the AAJ website 2015 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Fall Conference for additional information.

AIAU:  LUs at Your Fingertips

  • Date: Ongoing
  • Webinar - Ongoing

Our industry changes every day. New ideas, technology, materials, business opportunities, and more are constantly emerging. AIAU makes it easy to keep up—offering learning units (LUs) on the topics you need to stay current, the tactics and trending issues that affect your practice, and the ideas you crave for inspiration.

Plan a Green Meeting

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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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