AIA Philadelphia Committees

AIA Philadelphia encourages members to join a community of engaged professionals in one or more of our committees. Committees provide educational and professional programs as well as camaraderie with peers and opportunities to connect with allied professionals and serve the profession. For more specific questions, contact the committee chair(s) directly.


Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)
Improving the quality of healthcare through design

AIA/GBCA Committee
Improving relationships between architects, contractors, and subcontractors

Building Enclosure Council (BEC)
Presenting educational programs on building exterior technology + best practices

Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Environmental and energy issues related to the design, construction, operation, and recycling of the built environment

Context Editorial Committee
Sets editorial direction and policy for Context: The Journal of AIA Philadelphia

Design Committee
Plans and implements AIA Philadelphia’s annual Design Awards program

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (EDI)
Focus on programming that facilitates conversations and action around these issues, as well as high quality continuing education for members

Forum on Architecture and Design (FORUM)
Plans the annual regional conference of architects and related professionals held in Philadelphia

Golf Outing Committee
Organizes this annual fundraiser + social event

Historic Preservation Committee (HPC)
Presents education programs and advises the Chapter on important preservation issues

Housing Committee
Provides an avenue for discussion, exploration, and continued education on all aspects of housing

Licensing + Inspections/Government Affairs Committee
Improving the permit approval process between architects and the City of Philadelphia

Owner's Roundtable Committee (Principals Committee)
Develops educational and social programs on the business of architecture for firm leaders

Philadelphia Emerging Architects Committee
Helping young emerging architects with licensure, networking, + community service

Urban Design Committee (UDC)
Implements an annual program on the design and development quality of urban spaces

Women in Architecture (WIA)
Supporting women architects and allied professionals in enhancing leadership skills and networking



Executive Committee
Provides oversight of Chapter (AIA) and Center (CFA) operations

Fellows Committee
Reviews and selects members to receive the honorary FAIA designation

Finance Committee
Provides oversight for Chapter (AIA) and Center (CFA) assets

Membership Committee
Oversees recruitment of new members and quality of services offered to members

Nominating Committee
Selects candidates for officer and member positions on the AIA Philadelphia Board of Directors