AIA Chicago @ 150


Thanks to the boundless dedication of our members, AIA Chicago celebrates 150 years of representing and supporting Chicago’s architecture community this year. 


Throughout 2019, you'll see a variety of exciting information and initiatives to help connect local members to the chapter's history:

  • In Chicago Architect magazine, you'll find articles in each issue addressing Chicago's role in the history of the built environment, authored by Laurie Petersen.
     - In the March/April issue, Petersen debunks the myth that the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire drew hoards of architects to the city!

  • Find us on Instagram, where we'll be posing photos from the AIA Chicago archive. Find us by searching #AIAChicago150 to see the entire historic collection!

  • Learn more about the AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship: As a part of the 150th celebration, the AIA Chicago Foundation has launched a scholarship program that hopes to attract and maintain diverse design professionals through financial support in their education and mentorship throughout their schooling. One graduate and one undergraduate scholarship will be awarded each year. 

Celebrate AIA Chicago’s 150th anniversary with us by sponsoring our signature anniversary events this fall

​We're offering exclusive opportunities to sponsor AIA Chicago's celebrations throughout the year, including Designight and the Annual Meeting & Holiday Party. In our 150th year, AIA Chicago will offer one-of-a-kind opportunities to reach our membership through print, digital and multimedia outlets. 

- Become an exclusive 150th Anniversary Sponsor to receive special marketing opportunities and benefits. Click here to learn more about becoming an Anniversary Sponsor.

- Become a Designight sponsor, reaching more than 1,000 architects, engineers, and allied professionals. Click here to purchase your Designight sponsorship.
- Sponsor the Annual Meeting & Holiday Party, our final toast to our 150th year! Click here to purchase your sponsorship for the Annual Meeting & Holiday Party