AIA New York State is the voice of the architectural community and a resource for its members in service to society.
It is American Institute of Architects New York State’s (AIANYS) Mission to represent architects and the profession of architecture in government and provide services to the membership. Architects within the profession saw a need for representation, to achieve influence and maintain the integrity of the profession for their needs in governmental bodies.
The AIANYS Board of Directors come together as a means of a cumulative voice for the 8000+ members and oversee the various operational aspects and activities.
The American Institute of Architects was founded here in New York by Richard Upjohn with the goal to “promote the scientific and practical perfection of its members” and “elevate the standing of the profession.”