The AIAS NYIT Manhattan #AIASperspective Campaign 2018 aims to start a conversation across different chapters and members of the AIAS about their own perspective of "Architecture".

AIAS NYIT Manhattan acknowledges the different opportunities in the architecture profession in terms of career path and hopes to introduce these to emerging professionals.

With the resources and connections that you have as an AIAS member, how do you see architecture? What's your #AIASperspective?


Join the Campaign. Share your #AIASperspective.




The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit student run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture.

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

AIAS New York Institute of Technology Chapter is affiliated with AIAS National under the Northeast Quadrant.





Your Executive Board

The AIAS NYIT Board of Directors is composed of undergraduate students from the NYIT School of Architecture and Design.


On #AIASperspective

… coming from a different architecture educational system, from being verse with tropical design in the Philippines to the nitty gritty zoning laws of New York City, I see architecture in a dichotomy of design strategies and standards.

— Paolo Mendoza, AIAS, Assoc. AIA


Membership Benefits

There are tangible and intangible benefits to any organization. Ultimately, what you put into AIAS is what you get out of it.
Explore the benefits and programs that you can access in joining AIAS below.



CRIT is the journal of the AIAS and the premier publication of students in architecture, design and associated fields. As an AIAS member, you will receive a complimentary subscription to CRIT.
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AIAS NYIT Manhattan Lending Library access is also provided to active members. You will get an opportunity to lend textbooks, design magazines, and other literature from our office library collection.



As an AIAS member, you have access to a vast number of local and national competitions that promote educational development in architecture. You will be first to know about local and national competitions.
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AIAS NYIT Manhattan provides peer mentorship to students. We also conduct Tutorial Tuesdays, a bi-monthly tutorial session, every other Tuesday free-hour. You may visit us at our office at 1855 Broadway, Room 606A or send us an email at for any mentorship/tutorial questions.



At AIAS, you are part of an ever growing community of student leaders. You will have access to a vibrant network not only within your local chapter but across the country--even abroad.



Freedom by Design is the AIAS Community service program that uses the talents of architecture students to radically impact the lives of people in their community through modest design and construction solutions. 

FBD provides real-world experience through working with clients, learning from local licensed architects and contractors, and experiencing the practical impacts of architecture and design.
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As a member of AIAS NYIT Manhattan, you will receive a complimentary membership to AIA New York Chapter, the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Benefits include discounts on AIA NY events and ARE prep course, free access to AIA NY's ARE lending library and Oculus subscription, and opportunity to network with AIA New York members.



AIAS hosts series of conferences throughout the year that focuses on educational and professional development. AIAS members get exclusive discounts for conference registrations.

FORUM, the biggest conference that AIAS hosts, happens over New Years and is attended by students and professionals across the world.
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Northeast Quad Conference is an annual regional conference that is hosted by local chapters. Themes vary based on the city, local culture, and architectural topic of choice.
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Grassroots Conference is AIAS's summer leadership conference that is attended by chapter leaders and FBD program leaders.
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