About the American Institute of Architects

Based in Washington, D.C., The AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.  Read a brief history of the AIA or explore more books and articles on the AIA’s history. For the latest news, visit the AIA Pressroom.  With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.

About AIA Maryland

AIA Maryland is a State Component of The American Institute of Architects. Incorporated in 1965, 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 1,800 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.