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Architecture & Design

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The Architecture & Design Societies makes architecture and design accessible to a wider audience through a dynamic program of lectures, tours, special events, receptions, and viewings. Following are the socities of Architecture & Design.
 
 
 The Art Institute of Chicago
 
 
 
 
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American Institute of Architects:  We advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of design.

  

 

 

 AIA Los Angeles:  Formed 115 years ago - AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community

 

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 American Architectural Foundation:    The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is dedicated to the vibrant social, economic, and environmental future of cities. In the past decade alone, AAF has worked directly with local leaders through more than 500 city engagements. During this time, AAF has served every major metropolitan region and most second-tier cities in the United States. All told, it has provided design leadership training and technical assistance to hundreds of elected officials, public-private partnerships, education leaders, business leaders, and other key local decision makers in the design process.

 

 

 

 National Architectural Accrediting Board:   The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredits professional degrees in architecture offered by institutions accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency. All 54 U.S. registration boards accept the NAAB-accredited degree for registration; 37 of those boards require it.

 

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SAH Southern California Chapter:  The SAH/SCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to learn about and experience the rich architectural heritage of Southern California and beyond. Our volunteer Board creates engaging and informative tours, lectures, symposia, travel tours, and other events that explore the ideas behind the architecture - as well as the buildings that result from them. Our programs are the best-kept secrets in Southern California.

 

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IA California Council:    The Boston Society of Architects/AIA is committed to professional development for our members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large. Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of more than 3,500 members and produces a diverse array of programs and publications, including ABX and ArchitectureBoston.

 

 

 

AIA California Council:   The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. The AIACC is an association of individuals in California, with more than 11,000 members including licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in design. All share their commitment to excellence and livability in the nation's buildings and communities.

 

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 Docomomo US:   Docomomo US is dedicated to the preservation of modern architecture, landscape and design. Through advocacy, education and documentation, we provide leadership and knowledge by demonstrating the importance of modern design principles including the social context, technical merits, aesthetics and settings of these important pieces of American history.

 

 

 

 

 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH):   The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.

 

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