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More About AIAspire

Following in the footsteps of the successful AIA Illinois Leadership Institute and Master Class programs, AIAspire was created exclusively for AIAS members who aspire to become leaders in the field of architecture. AIAS member applicants are selected annually from each Illinois accredited architecture school.

The goal of the program is to enhance one's understanding of traditional and alternative career paths through high-level presentations, one-on-one engagement with leading industry professionals, and offer networking connections.

This student leadership conference demonstrates the value of AIA membership and grooms future leaders of our profession and our organization.

New for 2021

By attending the virtual AIAspire program, you will be eligible to attend an in-person tour at a Chicago construction site (site to be determined).


If you attend AIAspire, you will be able to attend ReConnect, the AIA Illinois virtual
conference on November 4-5, for FREE!

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2021 AIAspire Application Materials


Questions?  Contact Mary Young, Program Director, at

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