American Institute of Architects, AIA
An association for architects & the profession: job listings, architects to contact, commercial/professional information, consumer information, contract documents, directory. 80,000 Members.
American Institute of Architecture Students, AIAS
Aims to promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice. Members have the opportunity to have their work published in Crit, the only national journal devoted to the work and critical thoughts of architecture students. 5,600 Members.
American Architectural Foundation
Educational organization governed by an independent Board of Regents that consists of public, corporate, philanthropic and professional leaders. Believes that the surroundings affect all people. Houses and places of work and the communities in which people live profoundly shape spiritual and mental well-being. Washington D.C.
American Institute of Building Design, AIBD
Professional organization dedicated to the development, recognition, and enhancement of the profession of building design. Promotes public awareness of the building design profession and emphasize the role filled as a valuable resource for residential design services. 1,400 Members.

American Institute of Certified Planners, AICP
Provides recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice.
American Planning Association, APA
Nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, advance the art and science of planning to meet the needs of people and society. 15,000 Members.

Association of Licensed Architects, ALA
Advances the architectural profession through education and by supporting and improving the profession's role in the built environment. Its purpose is to unite, educate, promote, and advance the architectural profession and address critical issues confronting it.

Boston Society of Architects, BSA
Eastern Massachusetts regional association of professional and affiliate members and is the largest branch of the American Institute of Architects. Administers programs and provides resources that enhance the practice of architecture and the public and professional understanding of design. 4000 Members.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB
Two equally important responsibilities comprise the mission of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards: to work together as a council of member boards to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to assist member boards in carrying out their duties.

National Organization of Minority Architects
Professional organization which provides the opportunity for minority architects and design professionals to be in a network of like-minded professionals pursuing excellence and demanding opportunity. Founded 1971.

Royal Institute of British Architecture, (RIBA)
Influential architectural institution that has been promoting architecture and architects since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837. Organized to champion for architecture and for a better environment by demonstrating benefit to society and promoting excellence in the profession. 30,000 Members.

Society of Architectural Historians, SAH
Encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of our worldwide historical and cultural heritage. 100 Members. Founded 1940.
Society of American Registered Architects, SARA
A professional society that includes the participation of all architects, regardless of their roles in the architectural community. SARA follows the Golden Rule and supports the concept of profitable professionalism for its members. Founded 1956.
 
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, URISA
A non-profit association of professionals using information technology to solve problems in planning, public works, the environment, emergency services, utilities and throughout state, regional and local governments. 7,000 Members. Founded 1963.
US Green Building Council, USGBC
A coalition of leaders from the building industry working to promote buildings as environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live/work.
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