AIA Maryland is a state component of The American Institute of Architects. Incorporated in 1965 as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, AIA Maryland is managed by a Board of Directors elected from each of the three state chapters – Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay and Potomac Valley. With over 1,700 members, AIA Maryland represents architects, as well as interns, students and allied professionals. Its mission is to serve its members, advance their value, and improve the quality of the built environment and the practice of architecture in Maryland through legislative and governmental action. We promote architects and architecture through political activism, legislative activities and grassroots efforts and we guard the interests of architects with regard to regulations and law.