Knowledge Communities

The following list contains all national AIA Knowledge Communities. All content is viewable to the public. To contribute to the discussion forums and resource libraries of a knowledge community, you must join the Knowledge Community on your Account.

24 total


The AIA Higher Education team serves as a liaison between higher education and practice, working with college faculty, staff and students; practitioners; and collateral organizations to support excellence in education and research and prepare future architects.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Academy of Architecture for Health  

The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) improves the quality of healthcare through design by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating healthcare architects and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of healthcare architecture; improving the design of health care environments; affiliating and advocating with others that share our vision and promoting research.

  last person joined 10 days ago

Academy of Architecture for Justice  

The Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) promotes and fosters the exchange of information and knowledge between members, professional organizations, and the public for high-quality planning, design, and delivery of justice architecture.

  last person joined 24 days ago

AIA COVID-19 ArchMap  

Help public officials, building owners and businesses transition Americans safely back into offices, stores, restaurants and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic by utilizing the problem-solving skills of architects and other experts who will create innovative design solutions to alter buildings for new spatial requirements.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Building Performance  

The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Committee on Architecture for Education  

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Committee on Design  

The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Committee on the Environment  

The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

  last person joined 9 hours ago

Communities by Design  

CxD brings together architects and other professional disciplines to work alongside the residents, professionals and institutions of host communities on key local issues. Every project is community-driven and includes meaningful public participation in an intensive process to match professional expertise with public values and aspirations for a place.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Construction Contract Administration  

CCA helps members and the larger building professions navigate issues, actions and the impact of contract decisions. It produces case studies and best practices.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Corporate Architects and Facility Management  

The Committee of Corporate Architects and Facility Management (CAFM) facilitates the generation and exchange of knowledge valuable to AIA members working for, or within, corporations or other client organizations.

  last person joined 12 days ago

Custom Residential Architects Network  

The Custom Residential Architect Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community is a resource and voice for architects who focus on a collaborative design process with the homeowner. It provides support, advocacy, and education to the profession and the public in matters of custom residential design.

  last person joined 3 days ago

Design for Aging  

The mission of the Design for Aging Knowledge Community (DFA) is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society.

  last person joined 6 days ago

Historic Resources Committee  

The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC) Knowledge Community is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Housing and Community Development  

HCD tracks housing issues and develops relationships with industry stakeholders to encourage and promote safe, attractive, accessible, and affordable housing for all Americans.

  last person joined yesterday

Interfaith Design  

Interfaith Design brings together professionals interested in religious facilities in a broad array of traditions, encouraging and supporting excellence in the design of worship spaces.

  last person joined one month ago

Interior Architecture Committee  

The Interior Architecture Knowledge Community provides leadership and expertise to practitioners of interior architecture and design.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Practice Management  

The Practice Management Knowledge Community is charged with identifying and developing information on the business of architecture for use by the profession to maintain and improve the quality of the professional and business environment.

  last person joined 4 days ago

Project Delivery  

Formerly the Design-Build Knowledge Community we have expanded our focus to also address other project delivery methods. Design-Build remains an important component of our expanded focus, but is no longer our only focus.

  last person joined 14 days ago

Public Architects Committee  

The Public Architects Committee promotes excellence in public architecture and enhances the role of the public architect as an essential element in the planning, design, construction, and management of public facilities.

  last person joined 5 days ago