About the Santa Fe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
AIA Santa Fe is the local component of the American Institute of Architects, the national professional organization serving architects in the United States. Members must be registered architects; associate members must be working toward registration.
The Chapter was chartered by the American Institute of Architects as an unincorporated association on October 8, 1964, and was then incorporated in New Mexico as a non profit membership organization on June 8, 1987. The Chapter is fully accredited by the Institute through May 1, 2022.
With over 140 Architect, Associate, Emeritus and Individual members, along with its Allied Partners, AIA Santa Fe focuses on local design and construction issues, supports New Mexico architecture students, provides continuing education opportunities for its members, and circulates news and event information.
AIA Santa Fe is headquartered in The Philippe Register Center for Architecture at 444 Galisteo Street in Santa Fe New Mexico.
The AIA Santa Fe supports the recommended mission of its national organization, “to serve architects and their clients by promoting ethical, educational, and practical standards for the profession and by advocating excellence in design, defined but not restricted to aesthetics, functionality, constructability, and cost-effectiveness.”
In recent years, the AIA Santa Fe has pursued this mission through participation in many local planning issues, including a significant role in shaping a vital redevelopment plan for the Santa Fe Railyard area.