AIA Chattanooga serves our members by providing a collective voice while promoting the profession of architecture in Chattanooga.
AIA Chattanooga is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a national professional organization with more than 94,000 members. Organized in 1953, we serve members in the greater Chattanooga area, its surrounding counties, as well as Ringgold, GA.
The AIA is the voice of the architectural community. We advocate at the national, state, and local levels for issues affecting the practice of architecture and work to educate the public on the important role of architects. We help our membership stay connected with other local professionals and keep them informed about local, state, and national issues.
One important function of the AIA is to maintain high standards of continuing education for all its members. AIA members are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education each year on a wide variety of technical topics each year--6 hours more than required by the state of Tennessee. This continuing education keeps AIA member architects on top of developing industry trends and technical matters.
Other resources available to our members through our national organization's website are links to the annual Conference on Architecture, purchase of contract documents, career center, and AIAU. Follow the links below for more in-depth details about these very valuable conferences, products and services.