The American Institute of Architects, Cleveland, Ohio
Current offices of the Cleveland, Ohio Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) are located at 1001 Huron Road East, Suite #101, in downtown Cleveland’s business and financial district. Those offices are housed within the Huron Square Building, originally erected in 1923 as the Medical Center Building. The structure bears extensive exterior decoration both at the building cap and along its lower floors. In addition to office space, its restored interiors accommodate 70 market apartment units.
The national AIA is the world’s leading membership and business association for architects and professionals in related fields. Founded in 1857, the AIA has grown to include nearly 300 state and local chapters across the nation. The AIA has traditionally provided a broad range of support and educational services to its members.
AIA services include: the establishment of standards of professional practice; the creation and evolution of standard contract documents used throughout the profession; the offering of continuing education courses for licensed architects; advocacy on a range of social, political and economic issues; annual awards programs and design expositions; architectural market research and analysis; and a range of online and published documents helpful to its members.
The AIA welcomes dues-paying licensed architects as full members, and also offers associate, ally and partner memberships to those not yet licensed as architects or involved in other related fields.
The Cleveland Chapter has identified itself as a catalyst for the profession. It ‘builds on its members’ vision’ by heightening awareness of design and building, and through education, community involvement, and network interaction with its members, those of other AIA Chapters, and related agencies and professionals. AIA Cleveland sees itself as the local voice of our built environment.
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