Local, State, and National Components
Through more than 300 state and local components (or chapters), AIA members are linked into a supportive network, that provides members an opportunity to make a significant difference for the profession.
Local components sponsor a wide range of activities, including educational conferences, community service projects, post-disaster and urban design workshops, Architect Registration Exam preparation classes, design award programs, and community awareness campaigns.
Many state components offer educational conferences and networking opportunities, and they play an integral role in representing members' interests before state legislatures and regulatory agencies on architecture-related issues.
The national component of the AIA unites local and state members in the common causes of advocacy, community, and knowledge. Networking and national volunteer opportunities are available through knowledge communities and the Center for Communities by Design. Visit the AIA website.