Founded in 1965, the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) represents a total membership of approximately 350 licensed architects, interns and affiliates. The Birmingham Chapter includes; Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties. AIA Birmingham’s primary goal is to promote good design and quality in the practice of architecture.
The American Institute of Architects is a three-tier organization. Every member of The American Institute of Architects is a member of the local chapter, the state organization and the national organization. AIA Birmingham members are also members of the AIA Alabama Council and the AIA Gulf States Region, which includes the states Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Each tier offers distinct benefits to its members.