AIA Rhode Island

Advocates for the role of architecture and architects, in elevating the quality of the built environment for all.

About Us

Founded in 1875, The American Institute of Architects Rhode Island, Inc. (AIA Rhode Island) is a 501(c)(6) professional association representing over 250 architects, architectural design professionals, and allied members.

AIA Rhode Island is highly committed to excellence in architecture and service to the public, endeavoring to bring together and serve all who are interested in the art and science of architecture. The organization is dedicated to enhancing the quality of our built environment, and thereby the quality of life. AIA Rhode Island aspires to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of the architectural profession, expand the knowledge of all participating in the architectural process, and improve the quality of services provided by architectural professionals. The organization offers many programs that enhance the public understanding of design, as well as the practice of architecture. AIA Rhode Island is a state component of The American Institute of Architects and is the seventh oldest AIA chapter.

  • Lakisha Woods selected AIA Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer
    Woods will serve as the 15th EVP/CEO of the American Institute of Architects. WASHINGTON – Nov. 19, 2021 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors has selected Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, as the next AIA Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 31, 2022. “It is an honor to welcome Lakisha to the […]
  • Demand for design services moderates but remains strong
    WASHINGTON – Nov. 17, 2021 – Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in October, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for October was 54.3. While this score is down slightly from September’s score of 56.6, it still indicates very strong business conditions overall (any […]
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R.I. Architects

Number of individuals who hold a license to practice architecture in R.I.

320

Resident R.I. Architects

Number of R.I. Architects with a R.I. mailing address

974

R.I. Architecture Firms

Number of businesses who hold a certificate of authorization (COA) to practice architecture in R.I.

215

Resident R.I. Architecture Firms

Number of R.I. architecture firms with a R.I. mailing address

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