About the AIAS
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Institute of Architecture Students was established in 1956and is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, student-run organization. The mission of the AIAS is to promoteexcellence in architecture education, training and practice, foster an appreciation of architecture and relateddisciplines, enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration and organize students to combine their efforts toadvance the art and science of architecture. With almost 7,000 subscribing members on more than 130 collegeand high school campuses throughout North America and several other countries, the AIAS represents theinterests of and connects the 20,000-plus students studying architecture. You can learn more about theorganization atwww.aias.org.
About Freedom by Design
Freedom by Design™ is the national community service program of the AIAS. It utilizes the talents ofarchitecture students to radically impact the lives of people in their community through modest design andconstruction solutions. Vital modifications are made to enhance the homes of low-income elderly and disabledindividuals by addressing their struggles with everyday tasks such as bathing, ascending stairs and openingdoors. Our priority is improving the safety, comfort and dignity of the home’s occupants.Through more than 40 AIAS chapters, Freedom by Design™ teaches students how to resolve accessibilityissues while simultaneously providing them with the real world experience of working with a client, mentorshipfrom a local architect and constructor, and an understanding of the practical impact of architecture anddesign. For more information about Freedom by Design™ visitwww.aias.org/freedom.
In an effort to make a lasting impact on its members and the communities they serve, the AIAS launched amajor capital campaign in 2007. The first in the history of the organization, the
campaignseeks to raise at least $2 Million to assist the organization in providing innovative leadership and serviceprograms, including Freedom by Design™, for generations to come. For more information or to contribute to thecampaign, please visitwww.aias.org/beyondarchitecture.
About AIA Georgia
The primary functions of AIA Georgia are to increase the public's general knowledge and awareness ofarchitecture and the role architects play in the built and planned environment; and government affairs tomonitor state legislative and regulatory activities to promote and enhance the profession of architecture, thosewho practice, and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public it serves.
Over time, national AIA membership has grown from
an original 29 founding members in 1857 to more than73,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners
who express their commitment toexcellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.
Members adhere to a code of