AIA is the voice of architecture to legislators at the federal, state, and local level. Here you can engage your legislators and use AIA tools and resources to develop skills as an advocate to build power for architects.

An advocate for architects and good architecture is someone who stands up for and supports laws and policies that protect your peers within the profession, has a positive impact on the community, and reflects the need for healthy, sustainable well-planned communities. In this role, you are capable of many things that can have significant social and economic impacts.  


  • Engaging the local government and inviting legislators and city officials for open forum discussions 
  • Organizing panels discussion about local laws and measures on the ballot that are up for a vote
  • Design Charrettes