AIA Center for Civic Leadership

About Us

The mission of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership is to advance leadership among architects to ensure liveable, healthy, sustainable, and quality-designed environments for future generations.

The CCL seeks to accomplish this mission by becoming the major outreach resource regarding architectural leadership development, education, and training programs; encouraging "Citizen Architects" by supporting civic engagement by AIA members serving in volunteer community service and in elected, appointed, or hired leadership; and highlighting the importance of leadership training and of creating local programs empowering architects to expand their influence on the communities in which the live, work, and play.

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Creating a Citizen Architect Committee

This handbook guides AIA Components on how to set up an organizational structure that encourages and supports civic engagement.

Local Leaders in Sustainability

Local Leaders in Sustainability is the AIA's research series on green building policy at the local level.

Living Your Life as a Leader

The AIA's leadership handbook serves as a reference and guide to your personal leadership development.


Citizen Architect on the Move Podcast

Listen to Citizen Architects discuss the interplay between civic engagement and architectural practice.

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  • Je'Nen Chastain, Assoc. AIA

    Become Active with the CCL

    Center for Civic Leadership

    Happy Friday to all, On behalf of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership we sincerely appreciate your interest in the efforts of this group, and your investment in the communities that you serve.... more

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  • John Matthews Jr., AIA

    Consider Becoming a Citizen Architect

    Center for Civic Leadership

    Why not follow the lead of our nation’s founding fathers and take time to serve your community. You might ask, how do you balance family life, business obligations, and public service. Well... more

  • John Matthews Jr., AIA

    The Value of Civic Action and Participation

    Center for Civic Leadership

    By: Steve Castellanos FAIA California State Architect 2000-2005 Former of President of AIA California Former Secretary of the AIA Board of Directors A while back a friend asked why I... more