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    Chapter History

    While Indiana architects have associated with each other since 1892 through a state-wide professional organization, official association between architects in Northeast Indiana is a relatively modern occurrence. The first documented organization was established in 1979 as an independent group, known as the Fort Wayne Society of Architects. A decade later, the Fort Wayne Society of Architects joined the profession’s premier national organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  A few short years later, the Fort Wayne Society of Architects became known as AIA Fort Wayne as part of a larger, national institute-wide rebranding effort. In 2015, AIA Fort Wayne merged with AIA Indianapolis, AIA Southern Indiana, and AIA Northern Indiana into a single state chapter with regional sections. Today, the local section enjoys participation of architects and related professionals throughout Northeast Indiana and collaborates with AIA members throughout Indiana and the Ohio Valley Region on a regular basis.

    Why an AIA Architect

    AIA architects maintain a commitment to continued professional development and adhere to a professional conduct and code of ethics, which serves both the client and the built environment. When embarking on a design project, it is the AIA architect that meshes the need for quality design construction with time and cost-effective methods. The next time you take on a project, make sure you have the backing of three very important letters - AIA.