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Our Mission

Welcome to The American Institute of Architects

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, over 74,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

Founded in 1913 and celebrating our 100th anniversary, the AIA Columbus Chapter is one of the largest urban components of the American Institute of Architects in the Midwest with members from throughout the Central Ohio area - serving a 32-county area from Mansfield to Marietta and Columbus to Lancaster. We have over 600 members and afilliated members and are the largest component in Ohio. We seek to be the authoritative source for information on the built environment and to be the credible voice of the profession. 

Mission Statement

The AIA is a visionary membership organization providing advocacy, leadership, and resources to architects to design a better world.

Our community exists to help each other put our talents to work to create better places for people to live, work and play through:

  • Community - building a healthy and welcoming profession
  • Knowledge - sharing experience and wisdom
  • Advocacy - extending the influence of our profession�s values.

Our Mutual Goals Include:

  • Organizing and uniting in fellowship with members of the architectural profession.
  • Promoting the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the architectural profession.
  • Advancing the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standard of architectural education, training and practice.
  • Coordinating the profession of architecture with the building industry to insure the advancement of the living standard of people through their improved environment.
  • Working to insure the architectural profession is of ever-increasing value to society.
  • Protecting the rights and interests of our members and advocating on their behalf.

Good Design Makes a Difference

For more than 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes.

Code of Ethics

The AIA has a long history of requiring that its Members adhere to the highest ethical standards.

 

The AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct


The preamble to the AIA's Code of Ethics describes the principles upon which the Code of Ethics is based and includes a brief summary of the document. It provides that "Members of The American Institute of Architects are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence.  This Code states guidelines for the conduct of Members in fulfilling those obligations". The Code is arranged in three tiers of statements: Canons, Ethical Standards, and Rules of Conduct.


For more information including answers to frequently asked questions visit the AIA National website. Learn more about the high standards to which all AIA members aspire.

Past Presidents

AIA Columbus would like to thank these members for their valued time and service that they so graciously provided to the Chapter and to the profession.

2016      David Youse, AIA
2015      Monica Wangler, AIA
2014      Jonathan Barnes, AIA
2013      John Kelleher, AIA
2012      James "Sandy" Bresler, AIA
2011      Ruth Gless, FAIA
2010      Peter Macrae, AIA
2009      Timothy Hawk, FAIA
2008      Lane Beougher, FAIA
2007      Joseph V. Pax, AIA
2006      Sandra LaFontaine, AIA
2005      David Brehm, AIA
2004      Harvey Z. Schwager, AIA
2003      Gene R. Milhoan, AIA
2002      L. Rider Brice, AIA
2001      David C. Hughes, AIA
2000      Steve Shinn, AIA
1999      Norbert Peiker, FAIA
1998      Rich Pontius, AIA
1997      John Gladden, AIA
1996      Jack Hedge, FAIA
1995      George Van Niel, AIA
1994      Dietmar O. W. Knodt, AIA
1992-93      Thomas B. Ford, AIA
1991      Tim Rini, AIA
1990      Joe Sullivan, AIA
1989      Ted Goodman, AIA
1988      Larry Browne, AIA
1987      Joel Snyder, AIA
1986      Jean Gordon, AIA
1985      Gerry Bird, AIA
1984      Harold Weithman, AIA
1983      Jack Huddle, AIA
1982      Dellas Harder, FAIA
1981      Phillip Markwood, FAIA
1980      Ray Harpham, AIA
1979      Mark Feinknopf, AIA
1978      Robert Wandel, AIA
1977      Howard Daniel Smith, AIA
1976      John Schooley, Jr., FAIA
1975      Kent Brandt, AIA
1974      Julius Blum, AIA
1973      Charles Nitschke, AIA
1972      Lynn Thomas, AIA
1971      Ted Granzow, AIA
1970      William McDonald, AIA
1969      Byron Ireland, FAIA
1968      John Albert, AIA
1967      Tom Zaugg, AIA
1966      William Liebersbach, AIA
1965      Richard Eiselt, AIA
1964      Dan Carmichael, AIA
1963      James J. Foley, FAIA
1962      Robert Myers, AIA
1961      John Seidel, AIA
1960      Noverre Musson, FAIA
1959      Loren Staker, AIA
1958      Gerald Emerich, AIA
1957      James Holroyd, FAIA
1956      Albert Tynan, AIA
1955      David Pierce, AIA
1954      John Schooley, Sr., AIA
1953      Edward Ramsey, AIA
1952      Frederick Hobbs, FAIA
1951      William E. Linch, AIA
1950      Charles Cloud, AIA
1949      Gilbert Coddington, FAIA
1948      Richard Tully, FAIA
1947      Galen Oman, AIA
1945-46      C. Curtis Inscho, AIA
1944      Raymond Goller, AIA
1943      Carl E. Meinhardt, AIA
1942      Efflo E. Eggert, AIA
1941      John Quincey Adams, AIA
1940      Edward Kromer, AIA
1939      Harry Reichard, AIA
1937-38      Kyle W. Armstrong, AIA
1935-36      Galen Oman, AIA
1933-34      Charles L. Inscho, AIA
1931-32      Wilbert Ronan, AIA
1929-30      Daniel Carmichael, AIA
1927-28      Howard Dwight Smith, FAIA
1925-26      Robert Reeves, AIA
1922-24      Wilfred Paine, AIA
1921      George Bulford, AIA
             Howard Dwight Smith, FAIA
1920      Joseph Bradford, AIA
1919      Frank Packard, FAIA
1917-18      Charles St. John Chubb, Jr., AIA
1916      Clarence Richards, AIA
1915      C. Walter Bellows, AIA
1914      Joel McCarty, AIA
1913      George Bulford, AIA
             Charles Inscho, AIA

 
 
 

AIA Membership

AIA is about people:  Architects working together, helping each other create better places to live, work, and play. Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today's market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. Moreover, when you get involved locally through your AIA Columbus Chapter, you make new friends, expand your professional contacts and knowledge base, and work together with colleagues to improve the quality of life in your home community.
AIA Columbus

Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today's market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. We invite you to become an AIA member today.