Welcome to the official website of the South Louisiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization that helps architects serve the public's needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. The organization was created in 1857. Today, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and nearly 300 local chapters, the organization represents 63,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. AIA members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and must comply with state-mandated continuing education that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards in professional practice.


AIA South Louisiana is a local chapter that serves architects and the public in the Acadiana region of Louisiana. Our mission is to promote and forward the objectives of AIA, which include:


  • Organize and unite in fellowship the members of the architectural profession

  • Promote the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession

  • Advance the science and art of planning and building by forwarding the standards of architectural education, training and practice

  • Coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to insure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment

  • Make the profession of ever-increasing service to society by educating the public of the importance of good design and its contribution to the quality of life.

Contact an architect who is an AIA member at the earliest stage of your planning. Member architects are ethically bound to represent your interests, and have the education, experience and vision necessary to guide you through the entire design and construction process. Browse our site and gain insight to what architects "do", how to hire one, what to expect in a working relationship.