Programs We Support

Tracing Architecture Podcasts have been exploring a wide range of topics including sessions on Decolonizing Architecture, Advocacy by Design, Master Builder and On Justice and Equity.

In the Foundation’s 40 year history, numerous programs have been supported in three distinct categories. Grant Category 1 Promotes Excellence in Architecture and the Built Environment. Grant Category 2 provides funding for recent graduates to take the Architecture Registration Exams. Grant Category 3 supports Architectural Archives and Preserving the Legacy of Arizona Architecture.

Future City Competition

Future City is a hands-on cross-curricular educational program that brings STEM to life.

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Tracing Architecture

A podcast that explores the layers of architecture as a profession and passion. This podcast is developed by the AIA Phoenix Metro AIA10 subcommittee members: Mandel McDonnell, AIA, Shawn Swisher, AIA, Matthew Tehan, AIA and James Wesala, AIA.

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AIA Arizona State Conference

The annual state conference gathers national and international thought leaders from the profession and related fields who are pushing new boundaries in the profession of architecture. The annual day long session provides Continuing Education credits for its members.

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AIA Arizona Associates Gathering

The Associates Gathering is an informational event produced by and for the Associate members of AIA Arizona. AIA Arizona is one of the few AIA components nationally that produces such an extensive educational program specifically for Associates, particularly those who are recent graduates on the path to licensure.

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Arizona Kids Build

This program aims at educating the youth about architecture and the main goal is for students to gain and demonstrate an understanding of how the “built environment” directly affects their own well-being and that of the natural environment.

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