Welcome to our growing gallery of AIA Southern Arizona Architects.
Advocacy – AIA Southern Arizona, alongside our lobbyist, supports the needs of the architecture profession by building relationships with organizations and legislators that affect local and state policies. AIA Arizona has an active Government Affairs Committee that continually monitors legislative activity at the federal and state level. These components work together to protect and promote the interests of all Arizona architects.
Networking – Being an AIA Southern Arizona member allows you to network with members from within your local chapter, state component, the Western Mountain Region and the United States. You will also be able to connect with aspiring architects and affiliated professionals.
Recognition – Awards given by AIA Arizona are seen as prestigious honors by architects, affiliated professionals and the general public. Only AIA members are eligible for the various awards.
Public Awareness – Educating the public on the value of good design is one of AIA Southern Arizona’s most important initiatives. With a dedicated public relations professional, AIA Southern Arizona is constantly building relationships with the media and community.
Education – AIA offers many continuing education opportunities through monthly chapter meetings, box lunch programs, our annual state conference regional conference and AIA National Convention. You can also receive continuing education units by reading designated magazine articles, attending webinars and going to other events within the State of Arizona. All active AIA members must successfully complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours each year, with at least 8 of the 18 LU hours relating to health, safety, and/or welfare (HSW).
Cont. Education Resources
Continuing Education FAQs: www.aia.org/cesfaq_default
Continuing Education: www.aia.org/conted
Sustainable Design Requirements: www.aia.org/ces_sustainabledesignrequirements
Committee On The Environment: www.aia.org/cote
Fifty To Fifty: www.aia.org/fiftytofifty
MEMBERS TRANSFERRING TO ARIZONA
Welcome to Arizona! We look forward to meeting you. To transfer your membership from one component to another, please fill out a transfer form. Click here.
MEMBERS RETIRING FROM THE PROFESSION
We would still like for you to be involved within AIA Arizona. Please fill out this form to become an Emeritus
Photos by Daniel Yu Imaging In one of the most creative Canstruction competitions yet, teams of architects, engineers and students created an elephant, Minions, a bridge and Rob Paulus’ daughter – all out of food cans. Three teams took part in the annual event at Park Place mall, part of Architecture Week 2015, to raise […]
On the eve of Architecture Week, Teresa Rosano – architect and Tucson native – wrote this piece for the Arizona Daily Star about the changes to downtown Tucson. “I was standing in downtown Tucson on a Saturday night in the 1990s when I was sure we were on the verge of it. The city’s urban […]
Arizona Public Media (AZPM) — home of PBS 6 and NPR 89.1 —is to celebrate Southern Arizona’s unique architecture and architectural talent in a themed episode of Arizona Illustrated, which airs during Architecture Week 2015. The Emmy®-award winning local program will feature a variety of local stories, including: a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of San Xavier […]
A house featuring crushed lava rock designed by architect Paul Weiner of DesignBuild Collaborative was featured recently in the Arizona Daily Star. Freelance writer Gabrielle Fimbres talked to Paul and the residents of the home about how the unique structure came to be. The homeowners, having lived the Middle East, wanted a retirement home that […]
A collection of essays by Southern Arizona architects has been turned into a series of TV shorts. Favorite Places, written by members of the Southern Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architects and produced by Arizona Public Media, will make its debut this Sunday April 5 at 6.30 pm on PBS 6 on its […]
The ‘My Favorite Place’ essay collection has won a national award for raising public awareness about architecture. The essays were written by AIA Southern Arizona members and published throughout 2014 in the Sunday Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star. AIA Southern Arizona’s entry beat 25 others to win the Public Awareness Communications category of […]
Throughout 2014, members of AIA Southern Arizona contributed to a series of essays called My Favorite Place in which they shared a building, space or other spot they love in Southern Arizona. The series was published in the Arizona Daily Star. Click on the links below for articles and photos. (Pictured: The De Grazia Gallery in […]
klatch kläCH,klaCH/ noun a social gathering, especially for coffee and conversation AIA member and past president Frank Mascia has launched Coffee-Klatch, to take place the last Thursday of every month. The public event, which kicked off last week, was created to offer a forum for free-wheeling discussion about design matters. It is open to architects, engineers and […]