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AIA - New York Chapter

Founded in 1857, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development. The Chapter’s members include over 4000 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. To fulfill its mission, the Chapter sponsors an array of programs that explore the role of architects in housing, planning, historic preservation, and urban design among other topics. Each year, the AIA New York Chapter hosts a Design Awards Program to recognize design excellence in three categories—architecture, interior architecture and projects. In addition, the Chapter publishes a magazine, OCULUS, an electronic newsletter eOCULUS, coordinates the activities of more than 24 committees and works with its charitable affiliate the Center for Architecture Foundation to provide scholarship and educational opportunities for students and the general public.