Mission StatementAIA Florida Gulf Coast is the voice of our community’s architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society; shaping our future.
Vision StatementAIA Florida Gulf Coast: Providing stewardship and leading positive change in our community through the power of design.
AIA Florida Gulf Coast believes in…
Impact-making a societal difference through excellence in design
Leadership-building trust through collaboration and participation
Integrity - doing the right thing for the right reason
Ethics–maintaining the highest standard of professionalism
Service–creating a legacy of selflessness in the community
Innovation-cultivating a culture of forward thinking
Stewardship-nurturing that which has been entrusted to us
January 2016, the AIA Florida Gulf Coast board held a strategic
planning session and agreed on the following goals for the chapter.
Engage membership and build leadership pipeline through networking and other programming.
Advocate on behalf of the profession to local and state government.
Promote architecture and design to the community.
Establish chapter procedures and policies.
The American Institute of Architects was created in 1857 by a group of architects in Washington, D.C. The goal of the first members was to have a place where members could meet for lectures, conventions and meetings. The original 13 have grown to nearly 300 local chapters representing 80,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. AIA members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards in professional practice. Florida’s state association was formed in Jacksonville in 1912. The AIA Gulf Coast chapter represents over 100 members in Manatee, Sarasota, Highlands, Hardee, & Desoto counties.
AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
PO Box 160
Sarasota, Florida 34230
(941) 315-8242 | firstname.lastname@example.org