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The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter is a Component of the AIA. More than 1,000 individuals from across the state of Iowa are members of the Chapter. Over 90% of registered architects in the state are members of the Chapter. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other organizations and businesses.


Looking to work with the AIA Iowa in some capacity on an upcoming event or program? Read through the information below for the category that best describes your opportunity. 




Hosting an event or program that you think will be of interest to architects? AIA Iowa would be happy to include a listing in our weekly ARCH-E-NEWS email to our members if your event or program meets the following:  

- Organized by an Iowa non-profit (501c3 or 501c6) related to the design community  
- FREE and open for AIA Iowa members to participate 
- Topic is either a public service announcement or of interest to the design community (no advertising or promotion) 
- Program does not compete with any current AIA Iowa product, program or event 


If your event or program meets the above criteria, we will list it in one weekly newsletter article, if space allows, directly prior to your event or program. We are not able to send a stand-alone email to our membership. AIA Iowa reserves the right to refuse any submitted promotion request. Submit your request on our online form here.  


Looking to further promote your event or program to our membership? Advertise with AIA Iowa. Opportunities include:

- Social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) 
- ARCH-E-NEWS, our weekly members-only newsletter, text article- appears as the third article  
- ARCH-E-NEWS, tile ad (150 x 150 pixels) appears in the left side column
- ARCH-E-NEWS, banner ad (574 pixels wide by up to 250 pixels tall) appears across the main body of the newsletter
- Addenda, our quarterly newsletter sent to over 3,800 individuals related to the architecture and design community, tile ad (150 x 150 pixelsl) appears in the left side column
- Addenda, banner ad (574 pix. wide by up to 250 pix. tall) appears across the main body of the newsletter
- Purchase an ad in our magazine, Iowa Architect
- Purchase a targeted group of our membership contacts on pre-printed mailing labels.  

These advertising opportunities can be purchased in our store online. Questions? Email Amy Spike




AIA Iowa often works with other nonprofits to collaborate on the planning and presentation of events or programs of interest to the design community. A partnership with AIA Iowa involves collaborative planning and implementation as well as cost and profit sharing.  


AIA Iowa considers each potential partnership on a case-by-case basis contingent on resources and relevancy to our mission and our members. A Memorandum of Understanding will be developed with partners to outline the respective roles and responsibilities of each organization. 


In general, as a partner AIA Iowa will: 

- Dedicate staff time to event or program planning and implementation  
- Share expenses and income of producing the event or program as defined by the Memorandum 
- Secure AIA continuing education credits 
- Promote the event or program to our membership through all communication channels

- Accept and manage online registration  


In return partners of AIA Iowa will: 

- Dedicate staff/volunteer time to event or program planning and implementation  
- Share the expense of producing the event or program as defined by the Memorandum

- Work with AIA Iowa to ensure event or program content meets the needs of our membership and our revenue goals established by the AIA Iowa Board of Directors  
- Secure continuing education credits for your organization (if applicable)  
- Advertise the event or program at a level commensurate with AIA Iowa’s marketing efforts

- Staff the event or program in partnership with AIA Iowa 


If you would like to become a partner on an upcoming event or program, please contact Amy Spike.  




Want to accredit your upcoming event for education learning units but you are not a registered AIA provider?


AIA Iowa can serve as the education provider if your event meets the following:  

- Provides quality education to the architecture community (no advertising or promotion of products/services)  
- Is open to AIA Iowa members to register for the event 


AIA Iowa charges a small fee to be the education provider for events to help the Chapter cover its expense to be a provider. If your education offering is 1-4 hours long the fee is $135. If your event is more than 4 hours long, not exceeding one day, the fee is $270. If you are hosting a conference or convention with multiple seminars you would like accredited, please contact Amy Spike. 


If AIA Iowa serves as the education provider of your event, we will: 

- Promote the event in the AIA Iowa ARCH-E-NEWS weekly newsletter  
- Promote the event on the AIA Iowa social channels  
- Submit the course to AIA National for accreditation  
- Manage all paperwork that comes with reporting credits for AIA members

- Create certificates of completion for non-AIA members by request  
- Keep records of the course attendance for at least 3 years  


In return the organization hosting the event will: 

- Sign a CES Course Provider Agreement that outlines the details of expectations  
- Pay the providership fee outlined above  
- Facilitate distribution of CES attendance forms to attendees at the accredited event 

- Return completed CES attendance forms to AIA Iowa for reporting purposes  
- Use the AIA CES logo and supporting text in all advertising materials about the event

- Abide by the ethics of the AIA CES Registered Provider System 


If you would like to accredit an upcoming event, please contact Amy Spike




As a non-profit, AIA Iowa generally is not able provide funding to other non-profit organizations. However, the AIA Iowa Board of Directors will consider specific and detailed proposals to fund opportunities that would be of interest to our members and the design community, or help the Chapter to reach our advocacy goals. Funding is limited and a professional proposal detailing the appropriate information (date, time, location, program description, speakers, specific ask, other organizations involved, benefits to the Chapter, etc.) will help our board come to a decision. If you would like to submit a proposal for funding please send your detailed proposal to AIA Iowa’s Executive Director Jessica Reinert.  




If you are looking for AIA Iowa members to participate within your organization, program, or event as committee members, task force participants, jury members, panelists, or speakers please send a detailed email to our Executive Director, Jessica Reinert


* While adhering to these guidelines, AIA Iowa reserves the right to evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis to determine our involvement. As a non-profit membership service organization, the Chapter resources are first focused on our core mission to serve our members. AIA Iowa appreciates being approached for our involvement in other organizations and events, but we cannot participate in every opportunity.  



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