AIA Wisconsin members have a powerful role to play in strengthening our communities. Architects have expertise in design, organizing people and managing complex processes. AIA Wisconsin volunteers use these skills in a wide range of opportunities to benefit local communities.
Around the state, architects and interns volunteer by participating in AIA outreach programs, community action initiatives, serving on zoning and planning boards, Historic preservation commissions, Building code commissions and variance review boards, State registration boards, Boards or committees of nonprofit organizations such as museums, housing coalitions, foundations and more!
Architects and interns, often working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Architects Foundation and AIA Wisconsin contributes to education and community initiatives through volunteerism, financial support and public awareness.
There are obvious benefits of volunteering . . . food drives feed our neighbors, classroom visits educate students, charettes exchange qualified ideas for areas in need of design services.
But often, volunteering serves as a benefit to the volunteer . . . from meeting new people, expanding skills, boosting career opportunities, connecting to the community, and discovering new hobbies and interests.\
Past Community Outreach Efforts