How to update your profile

By Emma Tucker posted 02-25-2021 04:18 PM


To update your profile, visit while logged in.

If you haven’t yet updated anything in your profile, you’ll see a generic avatar for your profile picture, your job title and contact details, and the rest of your profile will be blank, like this: 

Screenshot demonstrating what the account owner's view of their blank profile looks like Screenshot demonstrating what the public view of a blank profile looks like

Updating your profile picture:

Underneath the avatar image, click on the “Actions” button, then click on “Change Picture”. We strongly recommend you use a picture that is cropped to a square with your face centered in the image, as images are displayed as a circle across our platform.

screenshot demonstrating where the Action button is Screenshot demonstrating where the Change Picture option is in the dropdown menu on the Action button example of completed profile image upload

Contact details

If you need to edit your job or contact details, you can do so by clicking on the pencil icon next to the title Contact Details

Please note that while you are on your own profile, you can see your full address under Contact Details. However, when other members view your profile, by default they can only see your organization and city/state. If you would like to adjust your privacy settings, select the "My Account" tab from across the top and choose "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu. This will let you control what information is visible to whom.  After you’ve made changes, click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.

Screenshot demonstrating what contact details information the account owner can see
Screenshot demonstrating how other people cannot view the account owner's street address

Updating your bio, education, etc.

Complete the rest of your profile page by clicking the “Add” button on each field. While many people only complete the first three fields (Bio, Education, Job History), completing the other fields makes it easier to search the directory for other people who hold specific expertise or membership. If you specialize in Design-Build or are a member of CSI, let us know!

Screenshot showing the blank Education and Job History fields, with the Add button for each

Once you’ve completed these fields, you can edit any submitted fields by using the pencil icon. Some fields (such as education and job history) permit you to add multiple blocks of information:

Screenshot demonstrating completed Education and Job History fields

Profile completed!

Updating your profile makes a big difference! It’s helpful to see the person on the other side of the screen, and have the opportunity to quickly learn a bit more about each other. Thanks for filling yours out!

Questions? Reach out to AIA staff at

Screenshot demonstrating the public view of a blank profile Screenshot demonstrating the public view of a completed profile