The American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA Chicago) is the largest chapter of licensed architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and allied professionals within AIA Illinois, and the second largest AIA chapter in the country.

MISSION: AIA Chicago builds on our city's architectural legacy by advocating for the profession, sharing knowledge among members, and partnering with communities.

VISION: Fostering a culture of design excellence for equitable, sustainable places and spaces.

AIA Chicago offers lectures and continuing education courses; numerous award programs; specialized, issue-specific Knowledge Communities; advocacy for architects; electronic newsletter and social media; through its magazine, Chicago Architect; and help for consumers looking for an architect.

As a resource for its members in service to society, AIA Chicago promotes positive change through the power of design.

AIA Chicago is the local Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. Learn more by visiting AIA National at www.aia.org.

Visit AIA Chicago

35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60601-2116
Phone: 312-670-7770
Fax: 312-670-2422

Office hours:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, staff may be working remotely.

Click here to review a copy of the AIA Chicago Bylaws.

Click here to review AIA Chicago's Photo Release Statement.