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The voice of the architectural profession.

Advocacy: Making a Difference

Together, with our members, we advocate for architects, the profession and the built environment at the federal, state, and local levels.


For more than 150 years, we have been advocating on architecture’s most pressing issues. Today, we are nearly 88,000 members strong, standing together to make sure architects have their voice heard.

Leading change

In federal, state and local governments, we work to advance the field of architecture. We advocate for:

  • policies that shape smart decisions and encourage innovation

  • legislation that secures the future of the profession and allows communities to benefit from the value of architecture

  • regulations and codes that ensure buildings and spaces are healthy and safe



The AIA Ohio PAC is an intergral part of AIA Ohio's advocacy efforts and provides us with an opportunity to support those who support us.  As a professional organization, we find that the way we function, and the services we offer, are challenged on a constant basis.  Sometimes it's proposed changes in agency regulations.  Sometimes, it's legislative efforts that shift our responsibilities, or changes that dilute our ability to offer the services we have been trained to provide.  Sometimes, we face challenges simply because we are not as vocal as others in expressing our needs and in taking a stand.

The AIA Ohio PAC provides us with the opportunity to become part of our advocacy effort.  By contributing to the PAC, we can directly support the efforts of our government relations program and be an active participant in what we do as an organization.  Coupled with other tools available to members, such as our triple play program, each member is provided with an opportunity to participate in what we do.  It all begins however, with your contribution to the PAC.  Please contribute below and help us become a stronger voice in Ohio's rules and policy making process.

The AIA Ohio PAC asks members, through our local components, to rasie funds to assist us in our efforts each year.  To make a contribution, please complete the form below and submit the  form to AIA Ohio.  We appreciate your support of the profession.