AIA National American Institute of Architects The BSA's parent institution, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry. Held annually, the AIA Convention is a place for architecture professionals to take a pulse of the industry, discover and discuss innovation, and further develop their skills. Read more at aia.org.