About Us

AIA Colorado empowers architects to design a better world where we all can live, work and play.

As the voice of Colorado architects for over 125 years, AIA Colorado is the state’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

  • We believe that licensure matters because architects are the leaders charged with protecting our health, safety and welfare.
  • We believe that architecture shapes the way that we live–today and in the future–so we support and prepare architects to design resilient buildings and communities built to last through the 21st century.
  • And we believe that Colorado architecture firms are leaders in quality design, so we promote the profession and work to fortify firms so that they have a prosperous future.

AIA Colorado provides members with business and career resources, enables architects to protect their profession by advocating for sound public policies at all levels of government, and supports career advancement through offering ample continuing education hours.

Our statewide network of nearly 2,500 members includes architects, those working towards licensure and allied industry professionals. They are leaders of quality design in Colorado and beyond.

A Few Key Things We Do:

  • Advocate for sound public policies which shape the architectural profession and the realm in which architects practice
  • Connect potential clients with members through our online directory
  • Celebrate design and professional excellence through awards programs and supporting members pursuing Fellowship status
  • Provide relevant, inspiring educational experiences to members seeking licensure, maintaining licensure and those wishing to take their firm to the next level
  • Connect members in all career stages to professional networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as career development resources
  • Engage members in dialogue about how to shape and prepare for future demands on the architectural profession
  • Connect members to knowledge communities of architecture professionals who share similar interests, expertise and experience
  • Serve as the leading industry provider of design and construction contract documents
  • Promote architecture news, stories and opportunities for public celebration of architecture

Connecting Colorado Architects: 2017 AIA Colorado Annual Report


Download the AIA Colorado Bylaws.