The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been structurally sound for many generations. It is known as a professional organization that is specifically catered to licensed architects located throughout the United States. The historical landmark’s headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., and was established in 1857. The organization offers education, public information, and community structural information. The organization involves many different architects which includes construction and design teams that continuously keep the historical building up to quality measures.
There were a group of 13 architects that came together to discuss the making of what came to be established as The American Institute of Architects. At first, they called the organization The New York Society of Architects. They changed the name later so that it reflected the correct representation of what the group stands for. They added 16 other architects to the organization on February 23rd, 1857. Together, they discussed the bylaws that architects would obey because at the time, there were no licensing laws. Anybody could claim they were an architect so the AIA came out with standards that would start the inception of architects all over the United States. The organization along with the statement of constitutional bylaws promoted the scientific and practical wealth of each member. The laws were slightly amended later on and changed to fit the needs of many. The official contract was signed on April 15th, 1857, and many of the remaining standards are still followed today.
The AIA has a large community of more than 90,000 licensed members that are professionally associated with the group. They established a code of ethics that each member must follow and abide by in order to maintain and promote their professional status and their conduct of ethics. The code of conduct was specifically built into the organization to make certain that clients understood how the AIA holds the best architects that are held to a higher standard than most. They have also had the pleasure of handing out many awards to their members who have gone above and beyond their work through the organization. There are also five different levels of membership rules that the AIA must abide by in order to consider themselves part of the AIA. The five levels consist of architect members, associate members, international associate members, emeritus members and allied members. All of them have a different meaning and play a different part within the community, but are still held to an honorable code of conduct and ethics.https://www.youtube.com/user/AIANational