About AIA Connecticut

Our Mission: AIA Connecticut is the voice of the architectural profession, empowering its members to lead in service to society.
Our Vision: The built environment will be more humane, beautiful, and resilient. 

AIA Connecticut serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and works to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments. Members commit themselves to the highest standards of practice and code of ethics that addresses responsibilities to the public, clients, the building industry, and the art and science of architecture.

Activities of the chapter include tours of buildings, continuing education programs, presentations by renowned architects, a speakers’ bureau on architectural topics, events with other associations in the design, construction, and historic preservation fields, communication with the State Legislature and agencies, social and networking events for those in the design and construction profession, and an annual convention and design exposition.

AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Our membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, architectural designers working towards licensure, students, and professionals in allied fields.

The 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan

For more information about the chapter or how it might be a resource to you or your organization, please contact
Gina Calabro, Executive Director at gcalabro@aiact.org

or write to
AIA Connecticut, Gina Calabro, Executive Director, 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven, CT 06513 or call 203-865-2195.


AIA National – Where architects stand: A statement of our values

With a membership over 94,000, the collective voice of architects is essential for designing a better future for our country and planet. Even in times of change, AIA’s values remain constant. We are at the table with policymakers who are committed to a better built environment and a prosperous architecture profession. But we will not hesitate to call out those whose values we oppose.

Today our nation faces unprecedented challenges: the impacts of a changing climate on our communities and critical infrastructure that is deteriorating from neglect. We need policymakers to put politics aside and get to work. No more delay—it is time to act.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.

Each day AIA members across the country and throughout the world create the places where people live and learn, work, and play. We design hospitals that heal us and houses of worship that sustain us. We create next generation energy-saving buildings to make our communities healthier and safer. All the while, architects work with clients and allied design professionals and construction partners to improve the built environment in a $1 trillion sector that accounts for almost 6 percent of the economy.

These priorities form the basis of our legislative goals for the 115th Congress. They are derived from the feedback we have received from thousands of members since the election. This federal agenda is our blueprint for achieving positive change in Washington by harnessing the power of architects and their allies to advocate to their elected representatives.

Combined with architects’ advocacy in state houses and city halls across America, this agenda serves as a solid foundation upon which we will anchor our profession in this constantly changing political landscape.

Finally, our federal agenda represents the charge from our Board of Directors to reassert our values as a profession. As we have done since our founding we are committed to advancing public policies that seek the greater good and that foster stronger, more sustainable communities and a prosperous, equitable society for all.

This is where we stand—today and every day.

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