THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is an international, US founded professional organization, that protects and serves architects and design professionals, monitors legislative issues that impact the public and the profession, to recognize and promote excellence in architectural design, technology and design related issues.
Full members of the AIA are individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in the US and are invited to be a part of the leading organization representing the interests of their profession. Membership is also open to allied professionals and students to form part of the larger design and construction community.
The members of AIA create a community to share knowledge and advocate a shared vision to have a positive impact on the direction of the profession, the shape of our neighborhoods, and our world.
AIA Shanghai, an entity of the American Institute of Architects, was organized in 2012 to serve the professional interests of the growing number of AIA member architects practicing in Shanghai and other cities in the People’s Republic of China. The chapter enables the AIA to better meet the needs of its members in the region, and to uphold the professional tenets first outlined 150 years ago by the AIA’s founders in the United States.
美国建筑师协会（AIA）是一个源于美国，保护并服务于建筑师和设计师的国际专业组织. 此组织监察立法对公众和相关专业带来的影响，并引导和促进建筑设计, 技术与设计相关的议题.
AIA 上海, 美国建筑协会分会, 成立于2012年, 服务于上海乃至中国各地日益增多的AIA建筑师成员， 本协会使AIA可以更方便地满足当地会员的需求. 并秉承贯彻AIA创始人早在150年前在美国开创的专业原则.