Architecture Organizations in the United States

  1. AIA


    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the leading professional membership organization for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners. The AIA serves its members through advocacy, information, and community.

    Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC
  2. Society of Architectural Historians

    Society of Architectural Historians

    The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all. SAH serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.

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    Design Corps

    Design Corps' mission is to create positive change in communities by providing architecture and planning services. Our vision is realized when people are involved in the decisions that shape their lives, including the built environment.

  4. Architectural League of New York

    Architectural League of New York

    The Architectural League of New York is an independent forum for creative and intellectual work in architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines. The League promotes excellence and innovation in architecture and urbanism by furthering the education of architects and designers, and by communicating to a broad audience the importance of architecture in public life.

  5. Materials and Applications

    Materials & Applications

    Materials & Applications (M&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a public culture of experimental architecture in Los Angeles. Our mission is to advance original and critical ideas about architecture through public projects and programs. We produce outdoor installations, workshops, and dialogues in collaboration with architects, artists, and communities.

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    Association of Architecture Organizations

    During a time of unprecedented interest in architecture and the built environment, there is a growing need for a place that non-profit architectural centers and organizations can meet, network and share best practices. The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) is being established to address these needs, and to serve as a member-based service organization for the non-profit architecture and design field.

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    Public Architecture

    Public Architecture puts the resources of architecture in the service of the public interest. The organization identifies and solves practical problems of human interaction in the built environment and acts as a catalyst of public discourse through education, advocacy and the design of public spaces and amenities.

  8. Shelter Global

    Shelter Global

    Shelter Global is an interdisciplinary not-for-profit organization focused on providing safe, clean living conditions for everyone. Inadequate shelter has a direct connection to the cycle of poverty and can have a major effect on ones health, safety and prosperity. Our goal is to spread awareness about the large percentage of the worlds population living in these conditions. Spreading this awareness will give rise to new ideas on how to solve the world's shelter crisis.

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    AIA Portland

    The American Institute of Architects is a national organization of architects and allied professionals. With a membership of over 800, the Portland Chapter's goal is to create and maintain an enduring environment for the work of architects in the culture and commerce of the community.

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    Chicago Architecture Foundation

    The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and design. CAF presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public's awareness and appreciation of Chicago's outstanding architectural legacy.

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    Boston Society of Architects

    The Boston Society of Architects is committed to professional development for our members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large.

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    American Institute of Architecture Students

    Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students has been the voice of students to the educational system and the profession of architecture and design in North America-and beyond. The association helps to build interest and enrich the educational experience of students (of all ages) and others in architecture and design.

  13. Sarasota Architectural Foundation

    Sarasota Architectural Foundation

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates the Sarasota School of Architecture movement and advocates to preserve the midcentury modern structures that exemplify its forward-looking principles. Through our ongoing series of lectures, films, tours and the annual SarasotaMOD Architecture Festival, SAF continues to inform and inspire a loyal and diverse following.

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    Dallas Architecture Forum

    The Dallas Architecture Forum provides a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in - and for - the Dallas area. The Forum offers presentations of architecture through public lectures by designers, critics, and historians; through topical discussions; and through occasional study tours to buildings and cities locally and throughout the world.

  15. Association for Women in Architecture and Design

    Association for Women in Architecture + Design

    The Association for Women in Architecture and Design is a Professional Society dedicated to supporting career and educational endeavors for women working in the built environment. The organization's mission is to advance and support women in the allied fields of architecture and design. We encourage and foster high levels of achievement by providing educational programming, mentoring, and illuminating career opportunities for students and professionals in these fields.

  16. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation was established in 1940 as the repository of the life work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is committed to advancing the ideas and principles of organic architecture, organic education, and conservation of the natural environment. The Foundation also seeks to preserve and enhance the lifetime contributions and ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright, and make available to the public opportunities to study and experience organic architecture.

  17. Association of Licensed Architects

    Association of Licensed Architects

    The Association of Licensed Architects is a national resource organization for architects. We support the art, science, and business of architecture while inviting contractors, material suppliers, and reviewers to be part of the conversation of shaping our built environment.

  18. National Institute of Building Sciences

    National Institute of Building Sciences

    The National Institute of Building Sciences successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to identify and resolve problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.

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    LA Forum

    The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is a non-profit organization that provides a framework for design professionals and members of the general public to explore, evaluate, and impact the development of architecture in Los Angeles.

  20. ArchiteXX


    ArchiteXX is an independent, unaffiliated organization for women in architecture that seeks to transform the profession of architecture by bridging the academy and practice.

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    Dedicated to the practice and appreciation of classical architecture and the allied arts. Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America - Southern California Chapter is a member organization that fulfills its mission through four program areas: education, publications, awards, and advocacy.