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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Organized in 1857, the Institute conducts various activities and programs to support the profession and enhance its public image, including periodically awarding the AIA Gold Medal and the Architecture Firm Award. This article or section should be merged with professional association A professional body or professional organization is an organisation, usually non-profit, that exists to further a particular profession, to protect both the public interest and the interests of professionals. ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The AIA Gold Medal is awarded by the American Institute of Architects conferred by the national AIA Board of Directors in recognition of a significant body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. ... The Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor that The American Institute of Architects can bestow on an architecture firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture. ...

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Historical background

Octagon House, built in 1799, houses the AIA library and museum.
Octagon House, built in 1799, houses the AIA library and museum.

In the 1800s, anyone (masons, carpenters, bricklayers, etc.) could claim to be an architect; no schools of architecture or architectural licensing laws existed. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1805 - 1815). ... The art and craft of the stonemason has existed since the dawn of civilization - creating buildings, structures and sculpture using stone and other raw materials from the earth. ... Carpenter at work in Tennessee, June 1942. ... A bricklayer or mason is a tradesman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. ...


On February 23, 1857, a group of 13 architects in New York City (Richard Upjohn, H. W. Cleaveland, Henry Dudley, Leopold Eidlitz, Edward Gardiner, Richard Morris Hunt, J. Wrey Mould, Fred A. Peterson, J. M. Priest, John Welch, Joseph C. Wells, and Charles Babcock) met to form the organization (originally New York Society of Architects) with Richard Upjohn as its first president. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... Richard Upjohn (1802 - 1878) was a U.S. (English-born) architect. ... Leopold Eidlitz (March 23, 1823, Prague, Bohemia - 1908, New York, New York) was a prominent New York architect best known for his work on the Temple Emanu-El (New York, 1866-68, destroyed 1927) and the New York State Capitol (Albany, New York, 1876-1881). ... Statue of Liberty, Pedestal by Richard Morris Hunt Richard Morris Hunt (October 31, 1827, Brattleboro, Vermont - 1895) preeminent figure in the history of American architecture. ... Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886) was an architect, illustrator, linguist and musician, noted for his many contributions to the design and construction of New York Citys Central Park. ...


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"The objects of this Institute are to unite in fellowship the Architects of this continent, and to combine their efforts so as to promote the artistic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession."

The short-lived Western Association of Architects (WAA) in Chicago, which championed licensure for architects, merged with the AIA in 1889. Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1898, the Institute moved to Washington D.C. where a large number of public building projects were being commissioned by the federal government, to be paid for with funds controlled by Congress. The AIA was headquartered in the Octagon, a historic house built in 1799, and Glenn Brown became executive secretary. Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Look up Congress in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Glenn Brown is a British artist and painter who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000. ...


The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts was established in 1910. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Membership

The AIA membership has grown to over 80,000 with more than 300 state and local chapters, called components, in the U.S., UK, Europe, and Hong Kong. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


membership classifications:

  • AIA (architects--by law, only those with professional licenses may be titled "architects")
  • Associate--designated as Assoc. AIA--(licensure candidates; those with degrees in architecture; those working in a learning capacity under the supervision of an architect; or architectural faculty)
  • International Associate--designated as Int'l Assoc. AIA--(those licensed as architects internationally but not legally allowed to practice architecture in the United States)
  • FAIA (Fellows of the AIA)
  • Emeritus --designated as AIA-E--(retired licensed architects)
  • Allied Member (marketing professionals, engineers, photographers, contractors, landscape architects, etc. Those folks who work in affiliated industries to architects. At some local chapters this category is termed "Affiliate Member.")
  • Student--Not a National AIA membership; most students are "local chapter only" members.

Allied and student members may choose to be members only at their local chapters; allied members can also choose National-only membership. All other membership categories are required to pay dues to their local, state and National chapter. Acronym used as a postnomial designating an individual who is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. ...


Louise Bethune was the first woman member. Louise Blanchard Bethune (1856 - 1913) The first American woman known to have made her living as an architect. ...


Honors and awards

Awards for architects licensed in the United States


Honors Program:

Institute Honors: The AIA Gold Medal is awarded by the American Institute of Architects conferred by the national AIA Board of Directors in recognition of a significant body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. ... The Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor that The American Institute of Architects can bestow on an architecture firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture. ... Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) is an Apple Computer designed certification program to verify an in-depth knowledge of Apple technical architecture. ...

  • Honor Awards for Architecture - new and restoration projects anywhere in the world
    • Architecture
    • Interior Architecture
    • Regional and Urban Design
  • Twenty-five Year Award

    This award, recognizing architectural design of enduring significance, is conferred on a project that has stood the test of time for 25 to 35 years. The project must have been designed by an architect licensed in the United States at the time of the project's completion. AIA members, AIA components, and Knowledge Communities are urged to submit projects completed between 1972 and 1982 that have contributed meaningfully to American life and architecture.[1]

Achievement:

CoSponsored: Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... Whitney M. Young Jr. ...

  • AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing and Community Design Awards
  • AIA/ALA Biennial Library Building Awards
  • AIA/Housing Committee Awards

Membership Honors The term HUD has the following meanings: Hud, an Islamic prophet, also known as Heber. ... ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ...

  • Fellowship
  • Honorary Fellowship
  • Honorary Membership

Opinion Surveys

The institute released an opinion poll in 2007 of the favorite pieces of American architecture, resulting in a list of 150 buildings around the nation. The top favorites were:[2]

  1. Empire State Building
  2. The White House
  3. Washington National Cathedral
  4. Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  5. Golden Gate Bridge

Full list The Empire State Building in New York The Empire State Building is a 102-storey Art Deco skyscraper in New York, NY. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. ... This page is about the official residence of the President of the USA. For other White Houses see White House (disambiguation). ... Washington National Cathedral has been the site of three presidential state funerals: for Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald W. Reagan, Gerald R. Ford and a presidential burial in the cathedral: Woodrow Wilson. ... The Jefferson Memorial from across the tidal basin The Jefferson Memorial at night, pediment sculpture by Adolph Alexander Weinman Jefferson Memorial at dusk, illuminated The Jefferson Memorial is a monument in Washington, DC to Thomas Jefferson. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... In 2007, the American Institute of Architects released the following list, titled Americas Favorite Architecture, containing 150 of Americas most beautiful buildings, according to a survey of AIA members. ...


See also

AIAS Logo The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an international organization for college-level students of architecture. ... The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole authority for accredited US professional degree programs for architecture in the United States, developing standards and procedures to verify that each accredited program meets standards for the appropriate education of architects. ... The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is the professional association of architectural registration boards of the various states in the United States. ... Architectural Record is an American monthly magazine dedicated to architecture and interior design, published by McGraw-Hill Construction in New York City. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Twenty-five Year Award on the AIA website
  2. ^ "In the Eye Of the Beholder" Wall Street Journal Feb 7, 2007 B1

External links

  • American Institute of Architects - official website
  • Honors and Awards
  • AIA 150 flickr group
  • [1] AIP Pennsylvania FAIA

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