AIA Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is an organization of architectural design professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of our built environment, and thereby the quality of life. The Chapter endeavors to bring together and serve all who are interested in the art and science of architecture. 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 corporation is not organized for profit. Its purposes are to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the architectural profession within the State of Rhode Island; to promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice; to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture within the State of Rhode Island to ensure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment; and to make the profession of ever-increasing service to society.”

AIAri Articles of Incorporation

AIAri Strategic Plan



AIA Rhode Island advocates for the role of architecture and architects, in elevating the quality of the built environment for all.


AIA Rhode Island will strengthen outreach and engagement to become the leading professional resource for members and the Rhode Island community.

Goals & Strategies


Increase chapter visibility to RI Community

Advance Advocacy efforts (Lobby Day or Breakfasts)

Establish AIA Rhode Island as a central hub and presence


Promote that Good Design/Architecture is for Everyone

Promote the need and value of an Architect (for Architecture)

Recognize innovative design


Foster Inclusivity (Provide access to current/potential members & public)

Establish Relevance through engagement (Keep new and longstanding members engaged)

Increase membership & committee participation

Professional Development

Retain local graduates/ talent


Develop Officer and Board Roles

Strengthen relationships with nonprofit foundations, and other organizations

Strengthen financial policies

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