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AIA Wisconsin
Mission Statement

Based in Madison, AIA Wisconsin has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1911.

With nearly 1,300 members, AIA Wisconsin serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.

We carry out our goal through advocacy, information and community. AIA Wisconsin:

  • Sponsors continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure

  • Is a full-service contract documents distributor with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry

  • Publishes online publications

  • Provides resources for emerging architecture professionals

  • Hosts the annual AIA Wisconsin Convention and Building Products Exposition

  • Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession

  • Champions architects' future by enhancing public belief in the value of design

  • Promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement through an awards program

  • AIA Wisconsin Committees help you meet like-minded architecture professionals who share the same interests, expertise and experience; get to know each other; and stay informed of the latest issues and trends.


Corporate Structures

Wisconsin Society of Architects, Inc.

The Wisconsin Society of Architects is the statewide component of The American Institute of Architects. It is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt non-stock corporation organized under Wisconsin law. The organization traces its roots back to 1911 when the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects was first incorporated in Wisconsin. In 1994, the Wisconsin Society of Architects began doing business as "AIA Wisconsin."

Wisconsin Architect, Inc.

Wisconsin Architect, Inc., is a "for profit" Wisconsin corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Wisconsin Society of Architects. All stock of Wisconsin Architect, Inc., is owned by the WSA. The bylaws of the corporation provide that the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Society of Architects constitutes the primary officers and Board of Directors of Wisconsin Architect, Inc. Wisconsin Architect magazine operates without subsidy from AIA Wisconsin, surviving solely on revenues derived from advertising income.

Wisconsin Architects Foundation, Inc.

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity as approved by the Internal Revenue Service in 1953. The WAF is governed by a nine-person Board of Directors, a majority of whom must be registered architects and members of the AIA. WAF Board members are elected to three-year terms by the WAF membership.

Wisconsin Society of Architects/Political Action Committee

The Wisconsin Society of Architects/Political Action Committee (WSA/PAC) was established in 1978 to encourage the election of candidates for state office who have demonstrated an integrity of purpose, a sincere interest in the betterment of government and support for the goals of the profession of architecture. WSA/PAC is an independent, voluntary and bipartisan group of architects and allied professionals. It is a non-profit organization that is authorized to collect contributions from individuals for disbursement to state legislative candidates and campaign committees. WSA/PAC funds are not used for lobbying or other governmental affairs activities.


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