AIA Florida involves members in a statewide proactive, organized, unified effort to benefit the profession. To accomplish its mission to “unite, educate and position architects to lead the shaping of Florida’s future” the state association:
Is Well Organized. Headed by a 50-person board of directors representing the 13 chapters in Florida, a staff of eight professional executives and staff support personnel keeps the organization operating and responding to member needs.
Is Politically Effective. AIA Florida is involved in the process of proactive, public agency and legislative lobbying efforts. The state association employs full-time lobbyists in Tallahassee to insure that Florida architects are essential players in promoting the causes that benefit the profession. This activity is considered the most important, ongoing goal of AIA Florida.
Promotes Professional Excellence. Through established programs, members participate in continuing education development seminars, public awareness outreach, and the design awards competition. Whether it is through statewide conferences or local roundtable discussion sessions, AIA Florida provides opportunities for personal growth and career advancement.
Supports Unification. AIA Florida seeks to be a unifying force for the architectural profession and AIA chapter and components through a quality communication program. Opportunities for fellowship and supportive professional networking allow members to tailor activities to unique needs within the state. AIA Florida publishes Florida Caribbean Architect magazine, the Directory of Florida Architectural Firms and other communications to keep AIA members and the public informed on architecture.