Mission

The mission of AIA Illinois is to advocate for a livable built environment by advancing the profession of architecture in Illinois.

Architects shape the built environment. AIA Illinois advocates for their interests before state and regulatory bodies on issues of importance to the profession and to all who use buildings.

We look to build coalitions and networks of architects, community leaders, and allied interests within the design and construction industry, to further our goal of bringing livable, sustainable and enjoyable buildings to all in Illinois.


AIA Illinois, headquartered in the state capital of Springfield, is a state component office of the national American Institute of Architects. We represent more than 4,000 members working throughout the entire state. Whether you are an intern, sole practitioner, principal, government employee or a potential client, AIA Illinois can provide you with the new knowledge and necessary information to help you make the right decisions and stay current. Review your membership options>