AIA is looking for leaders like you!

June 25, 2024

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AIA is looking for leaders like you!

Explore 70+ different AIA national committee leadership volunteer opportunities, including awards juries, leadership groups, advisory councils, codes and standards, AIA Knowledge Communities, the AIA Board of Directors, the AIA Strategic Council, and more.

The 2025 volunteer application process is now open. AIA members interested in serving on an AIA committee should submit a volunteer interest form by July 12. Appointments will be made and nominees will be notified by November 15.


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Committee and volunteer opportunities

The following groups have opportunities available:

Academy of Architecture for Health Board 

The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) Kowledge Community provides knowledge that supports the design of healthy environments by creating educational and networking opportunities for members of—and those touched by—the healthcare architectural profession. 

Academy of Architecture for Justice Leadership Group

The Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) promotes and fosters the exchange of information and knowledge among members, professional organizations, and the public for high-quality planning, design, and delivery of justice architecture. 

Best Practices Committee 

The Best Practices Committee develops and curates the AIA Best Practices collection, which collects relevant, experience-based knowledge and expert advice on firm management, project delivery, contracts, and more. Leaders write and/or source writers for expert advice based on deep experience and also peer-review content to ensure the collection remains updated and relevant.

Building Performance Knowledge Community

The Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) promotes architects as leaders in applying technical design to building performance, using high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards, and programming, designing, and managing building performance.

The mission of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to increase building performance related to equitable occupant comfort and health and building function, durability, sustainability, and resilience.

Committee on Architecture for Education Leadership Group

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) Knowledge Community is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.

Committee on Design

The Committee on Design (COD) Knowledge Community was founded to promote design excellence among AIA members, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

Over 12,000 AIA members belong to this important knowledge community. These members are active in AIA and, for the most part, lead their respective firms in the quest for quality architecture.

Committee of Corporate Architects and Facility Management

The Committee of Corporate Architects and Facility Management (CAFM) Knowledge Community facilitates the generation and exchange of knowledge valuable to AIA members working for or within corporations or other client organizations.

Construction Contract Administration Leadership Group

The Contract Construction Administration (CCA) Knowledge Community helps members and the larger building professions navigate issues, actions, and the impact of contract decisions. It produces case studies and best practices. Leaders drive the work and engagement of the group while providing subject matter expertise.

COTE (Committee on the Environment) Leadership Group

The Committee on the Environment (COTE®) Knoledge Community is an AIA Knowledge Community working for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and communities they serve.

Custom Residential Architects Network Executive Committee

Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) supports all architects whose practices focus on custom residential work. CRAN addresses the unique issues related to custom residential practice. As a forum, we exchange ideas, resources, and other things that affect the residential practitioner.

CRAN strives to provide continuing educational opportunities for all aspects of residential architecture practice for its members, the public, and our allied team members. 

Design for Aging Leadership Group

The mission of the Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society.

Historic Resources Committee

The Historic Resources Committee (HRC) Knowledge Community works globally to identify, understand, and advocate for our shared architectural heritage. We share our expertise with architects and interested public stakeholders through informational newsletters, conferences, and convention activities.

Understanding that this advocacy involves more than simply preserving our historic buildings, the HRC provides leadership to guide the path forward in active support of AIA’s strategic objectives of climate action, justice, and equity through the advocacy for stronger, more sustainable communities, resulting in a more prosperous and equitable society for all.

Housing and Community Development Advisory Group

The AIA Housing and Community Development (HCD) Knowledge Community is a network of architects and allied stakeholders promoting equity in housing, excellence in residential design, and sustainable, vibrant communities through education, research, awards, and advocacy.

Interfaith Leadership Group

The Interfaith Design (ID) Knowledge Community brings together professionals interested in religious facilities in a broad array of traditions, encouraging and supporting excellence in the design of worship spaces.

Interior Architecture Leadership Group

The Interior Architecture (IAKC) Knowledge Community is committed to advancing the practice of interior architecture by providing resources to elevate professional practice and design excellence. The community facilitates dialogue on a range of key issues and forms collaborative relationships with industry peers and allied partners.

Practice Management Knowledge Community Leadership Group

The Practice Management (PMKC) Knowledge Community  is an information center on the business of architecture—the trends in financial management, risk mitigation, professional development, and other areas that will determine the future of the profession. Leaders drive the work and engagement of the group while providing subject matter expertise.

Project Delivery Knowledge Community Leadership Group

The Project Delivery (PD) Knowledge Community focuses on developing and sharing knowledge about all forms of project delivery, including design-build, public-private partnerships, and delivery methods. Leaders drive the work and engagement of the group while providing subject matter expertise.

Public Architects Committee Advisory Group

The Public Architects Committee (PA) Knowledge Community promotes excellence in public architecture. It enhances the role of the public architect as an essential element in the planning, design, construction, and management of public facilities.

Regional and Urban Design Leadership Group

The Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) Knowledge Community aims to improve the quality of the regional and urban environment by promoting excellence in design, planning, and public policy in the built environment.

Retail & Entertainment Leadership Group

The Retail and Entertainment (REKC) Knowledge Community fosters the creation, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge among practitioners, clients, retailers, and the general public to advance the practice and improve the quality of retail and entertainment environments.

Small Project Design Advisory Group

The Small Project Design (SPD) Knowledge Community engages designers and the public to support, celebrate, and promote small projects.

Technology in Architectural Practice Leadership Group

As new technology emerges and becomes increasingly critical to practice, planning, and building, the Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community keeps members ahead, serving as a resource for the profession and the public in using technology in architecture. Leaders drive the group’s work and engagement while providing subject matter expertise.

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