The Northern New Mexico Chapter of
The American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects is a national professional organization, serving architects in the United States. Members must be registered architects; associate members must be working toward registration. There are other membership categories for related professions. The Santa Fe chapter includes over 100 Regular, Associate, Emeritus and Allied Members.
The Santa Fe Chapter received unincorporated status on October 8, 1964 and was established as a 501C non-profit corporation on June 8, 1987. Chapter By-laws govern the activity of the chapter and the jurisdiction includes eight other northern New Mexico counties in addition to Santa Fe. Chapter meetings are held monthly.
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. Such participation recently included a significant role in shaping a vital redevelopment plan for the Santa Fe Railyard area. AIA Santa Fe has created and continues to support the AIA Santa Fe Sustainable Endowment, as well as the Bradley P. Kidder endowed Memorial Scholarship in conjunction with the University of New Mexico School of Architecture.