American Institute of Architecture Students
Established in 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is a 501(c)(3), independent and student-governed organization. The mission of the AIAS is to promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice; foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and organize students to combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. The AIAS is comprised of more than 6,500 members at over 130 chapters. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the association has a $1.1 million budget and six full-time staff.