AIAU Content Series
The American Institute of Architects publishes nearly 200 standardized contract templates of agreements and forms. Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and others, the documents have been finely tuned during their 125-year history. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard.
The AIA is pleased to offer high-quality education programs designed to help you develop your knowledge of AIA contract documents, expand your skills and keep you current on industry trends. Whether you are an architect, contractor, owner, developer, or other industry professional, we have a course that addresses your needs, schedule, and budget!
All architects require at least some knowledge about running a business, and many architects require a lot of knowledge. The courses in this Business Foundations certificate program are designed to help practicing architects develop knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage a business. The courses in this program are intentionally diverse, to give a broad overview of information on a variety of topics, from finance and risk management through intellectual property and business development.
Anyone completing all courses in the Business Foundations series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available on the My Courses page.
Emerge by AIAU, a new course series, provides emerging professionals on the path to licensure with experience hours in NCARB’s Architectural Experience Program (AXP). Courses in this series are free for Associate AIA members. You can gain extra experience hours that you might not get in a firm on your own time, on your own terms. Watch these videos to help you complete AXP and jump start your career.
AIAU's Energy Series gathers courses on a variety of energy topics, including energy modeling, net-zero, climate considerations, HVAC design, and others. These courses will help you get up to speed and stay current on the latest information on energy utilization and efficiency. Check back often as this series will grow and change over time.
The Energy Series is sponsored by Big Ass Solutions
The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions. The 2030 Challenge, adopted by the AIA, provides a path to reducing our sector’s negative impacts and reaching carbon neutral design as the standard practice. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.
It's based on the highly successful AIA+2030 Professional Series, which was created by AIA Seattle and Architecture 2030, with support from the City of Seattle and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.