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The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, 501c3 non-profit, student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association founded in 1942 is a cooperative between thousands of students from 6 different countries and hundreds of colleges of design (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other and promoting the architecture students agenda and interests within the profession of architecture and the 4 other collateral organizations that comprise it. It provides a sense of community which is used to share and create new ideas. The AIAS is a professional organization that serves as the official voice of architecture students. The University of Texas San Antonio chapter of the AIAS has been serving the our College of Architecture since 1988.

Our Vision
The AIAS at UTSA is committed to building relationships between the personal, academic, and professional facets of life in  architecture and design related professions related disciplines.

Mission of the AIAS
To promote excellence in architecture education, training, and practice.To foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines.To enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration.To organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

2017-2018 Board of Directors 

Melinda Kuhns

Vianna Olivas
Vice President

Carlos Martinez

Elizabeth Salazar

Gabriel Cisneros 

Maricela Casanova
Student Licensing Advisor

Ivan Gonzales
Studio Culture Director

Francisco Gonzalez-Padron
Conference Chair

How to get involved: Visit www.aias.org,  choose Join AIAS. Online forms are available now.