1869Circle Partners

The 1869Circle, named after the year AIA Chicago was founded, is a program of unprecedented recognition for those who invest a cumulative amount of $10,000 or more in AIA Chicago sponsorships and advertising on an annual basis. This is an AIA Chicago members-only program.

CLICK HERE to view the AIA Chicago AIA Conference on Architecture 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

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Partner Benefits

As an 1869Circle Partner, you will receive the following benefits:

  1. Recognition at all AIA Chicago events (DESIGNIGHT, Annual Meeting, Holiday Party, and Knowledge Community events and programs)
  2. Company logo and link to website on a newly created 1869Circle page on the AIA Chicago website
  3. Company name on the column wrap on the AIA Chicago office pillars (sign up by May 15, 2022 for inclusion)
  4. A spotlight feature on designated AIA Chicago social media
  5. Recognition in new member welcome email communications
  6. Logo in an 1869Circle partner Thank You advertisement in Chicago Architect
  7. Permission to use the 1869Circle logo
  8. Invitation to an exclusive partner and sponsor thank you networking event with key industry stakeholders
  9. Presented with a 1869Circle partner plaque at the thank you event
  10. An annual wrap up with ROI is available to all 1869Circle partners

Architecture Firm Qualification Checklist

All four qualifications must be met.

  1. Sponsor a minimum of two 2022 AIA Chicago events, Selected from: DESIGNIGHT, A’22 (Chapter Sponsorship), Annual Meeting, Knowledge Communities, Affinity Groups, Professional Development Programs.
  2. Support of an AIA Chicago Foundation program or initiative (support starts at $1,000, tax deductable), Selected from: Diversity Scholarship, Architects in Schools, or indiciate “where needed most.”
  3. Minimum of $10,000 in sponsorships and charitable giving to qualify.
  4. Membership (a member of the firm must be an AIA Chicago member).

Suppliers, Vendors, and Consultants Qualification Checklist

All four qualifications must be met. In addition, partners are invited to contribute to the AIA Chicago Foundation.

  1. Sponsor a minimum of two 2022 AIA Chicago events: Selected from: DESIGNIGHT, A’22 (Chapter Sponsorship), Annual Meeting, Knowledge Communities, Affinity Groups, Professional Development Programs.
  2. Advertise in Chicago Architect magazine (1869Circle partners receive discount pricing; ads start at $500).
  3. Minimum of $10,000 in sponsorships and advertising to qualify.
  4. Membership (Affiliate Firm, $575)

Questions? Contact Kirstin Osgood, Director of Development and Sales at AIA Chicago by phone at 312.374.1726 or by email at kosgood@aiachicago.org


Thank you to our current 1869Circle Partners: