We become better by associating ourselves with groups. When we join organizations, teams, and non-profits, we aspire to greater heights, we wish for better pastures, and we strive to become the better versions of our corporate and personal selves. We do this because we never feel complacent with where we are. We do this because we want to be the best. In the area of architects, one group that stands out in helping the industry it is part of to become the best is the American Institute of Architects. The organization is now at its full strength to gather the architects, train them for better skills and give them better opportunities in the field of the craft in the United States.
What is AIA?
American Institute of Architects is a professional organization for the architects residing, working and based in the United States. Its headquarters in Washington D.C. is where the AIA offers numerous training, professional development and public outreach to entice the architects today to see the bigger picture in the world they’re working on right now.
The group also does its best to ensure that the correct, ethical standards always get set in place by the architects who are part of the team in the conduct of their craft. It’s almost safe to say that AIA offers what may be called hand-woven, organic training for the development of the careers of its members.
Some of the excellent programs provided by the AIA organization are community projects that help the public. It also offers education for architects about the architectural imperative as well as international projects like One Belt, One Road, which is a global initiative that attempts to provide solutions to various problems overseas with ideas that got tested in the United States. This project series reaches across different places around the world, including Denmark and London. Two of the most outstanding projects that AIA was able to implement was the Redesign of the Olympia London Events Center as well as the BIG’s Lego House that opened in Denmark.
It is the vision to be always at the forefront of the technology and advancement programs that architecture has developed for its people. AIA envisions this aim by promoting various projects, and one of the recent ones was the 2017 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, which was a sold out biennial event that saw a lot of following (400 designers went) when the event got held in Washington, D.C.