Benefits of Being an AIA Las Vegas Member
These are a few ways AIA Las Vegas membership adds value to your professional life:
Recognition and Respect - The “AIA” designation
One of the advantages of being a licensed architect member of the Institute is the use of the “AIA” credential, identifying you as part of the community of architecture. AIA members adhere to AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and are required to strengthen their knowledge of the profession and practice through continuing education requirements. Using the AIA distinction with your name announces that you are a licensed, professional who upholds and practices by the highest standards of the profession. It means that you are committed to quality design and to enhancing the beauty, sustainability and livability of our communities.
o Architects use the designation “AIA” following their name
o Associate Members use the designation “Associate AIA” or “Assoc. AIA”.
o Emeritus Members use the designation “AIA Emeritus”
o International Members use the designation “Associate AIA International”
o Allied Members use the designation “Allied Member of AIA Las Vegas”
Professional and Personal Enrichment
AIA Las Vegas Architect members are supported with resources, programs and benefits, to assist in their careers goals. Membership also provides a means for architects, associates and allied business partners to work together to create an enhanced level of professional worth.
AIA Las Vegas works to raise public awareness of architects and the importance of their work in building strong and livable communities. Through public and social media, community access programs, and printed materials, we work to enhance and promote the value of architects and their work.
AIA Las Vegas provides a voice for the architectural profession that reaches Capitol Hill, your state legislature and your city council. City, County, State and Federal legislators make decisions everyday that impact how architects practice. AIA is there to make sure you have a voice in these decisions. Most recently we were successful in removing the "duty to defend" clause from public works contracts.
- Continuing Education
In Nevada the State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design requires each architect, in order to renew their license to practice in the state, to achieve 8 Continuing Education (CE) / Health Safety Welfare (HSW) credits, 2 of which must be Codes related. AIA works in partnership with the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design in order to provide opportunities to achieve these credits.
o AIA architect members are also required to achieve 18 AIA C.E. credits in order to maintain their membership in the Institute. Through our member meetings, lectures, seminars, charettes, workshops and other opportunities, AIA Las Vegas provides ample opportunities for architects to acquire all their necessary C.E. Credits they need for licensure renewal in Nevada and in most other states.
o In addition, each year, AIA Las Vegas joins with the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design (NSBAIDRD) to provide 2 full-day seminars through which AIA members can achieve all the necessary codes related credits to meet the state requirement for license renewal in Nevada (as well as other states).
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AIA Contract Documents
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AIA Contract Documents are the industry standard and the preferred documents for all projects and delivery methods. AIA Contract Documents are continually researched, updated and improved in order to provide the most equitable and effective contracts and documents for architects and the design and construction industries. AIA members receive a 30% discount on the electronic format of the AIA documents as well as discounts when purchasing online or hard copy documents.
AIA Las Vegas Career Center
The AIA Las Vegas Career Center is the premier recruitment resource for the architectural community in Nevada. Whether you are seeking employment or announcing a position with your firm, the Career Center provides the most targeted and effective results.. Job postings are announced via the AIA LV Facebook Page, The AIA LV EPYAF Facebook Page, Twitter, our website and is included in our monthly newsletter, FORUM. Resumes are posted to the website where employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool. The Career Center is a valuable benefit for all AIA Members.
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AIA Las Vegas Directory & Resource Guide
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The AIA Las Vegas Directory & Resource Guide provides information that is useful to the public as well as those who want to participate with the local architectural community. The online Directory provides a listing of all AIA Las Vegas members; Firm Profiles on both Architecture Firms and our Allied-Business Partners; contact information for AIA National offices, Nevada Legislative Resources, Public Officials and Building Departments. It is a ready reference for all design and architectural services.
AIA Las Vegas Learn About / Turn About Product Show
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This is the major promotional event of the year attended by AIA Members, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Specifiers, Engineers, Contractors and other members of the Las Vegas Architectural Community. It provides yet another opportunity for AIA members to receive AIA C.E. credits and receive up to the minute information on the technology, products and services that are available to them in the Las Vegas market. In addition, it provides an opportunity for exhibitors to meet face-to -face with key decision makers and firm principals.
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Our Chapter’s monthly newsletter is our main source of communication with our members and an excellent means of staying informed regarding current issues and events in the Las Vegas and Nevada area. The newsletter is provided to members via email on the 1st of each month and contains information on that month’s news, meetings and activities. The newsletter is also posted on our aialasvegas.org website.
Monthly Membership Meetings
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All AIA meetings are registered for AIA Continuing Education credits and consist of lectures, discussions, project tours, workshops, and social events. Interesting and dynamic speakers from all over the world provide excellent insights into their design projects. AIA member meetings also provide a great opportunity for members to meet, collaborate and network with other design professionals.
AIA Las Vegas provides opportunities for members to contribute actively participate and share their ideas in a variety of ways by working as a member of an AIA Committee. The COTE (Committee on the Environment) acts as the sustainability guide for AIA Las Vegas and helps to plan programs and events that educate and encourage sustainable design. Event committees contribute to the planning and execution of the annual Golf Tournament, Design and Service Awards, Art, Architecture and Design month, the Learn About/Turn About Product Show. The Emerging Professionals Committee provides young architects, interns, associates and students with opportunities to learn more about practice by providing project tours and meetings with established firms and architects
- Social Programs and Events
o AIA Las Vegas Golf Tournament – AIA Las Vegas hosts the oldest continuous annual golf tournament in the state. This year will be the 43rd annual event and will be held at the world famous TPC Country Club Private Course. This event provides an excellent opportunity to network and build relationships with clients and architects….help your Chapter to grow….and have a good time also!
o Art Architecture & Design Month – The month of April has been officially designated as Art, Architecture and Design Month in Las Vegas. The AIA Las Vegas Chapter in collaboration with other affiliated organizations organizes public events and activities throughout the month in order to raise public awareness of the importance of design and architecture in our communities. These events could include the AIA High School Design Awards, CANstruction, Architectural Photo Exhibits, Lectures and project tours.
- Emerging Professionals, Interns, IDP and ARE Support
o The Emerging Professionals Director on both the AIA Nevada and AIA Las Vegas boards represents interns, associates and newly licensed architects and makes sure their issues are heard. In addition, the Architectural Licensing Advisor is an advisory member of the AIA Nevada Executive Committee and is available to assist with IDP, ARE, licensing and mentoring questions.
o AIA Las Vegas supports interns and associates through programs that match members of the architectural community with those who are in the IDP program. These mentors monitor and record the intern/associate activities while advising and guiding them toward licensure.
o AIA Las Vegas also provides access to ARE Examination materials and helps to organize study groups for those who are proceeding toward licensure.
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