“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”
Frank Gehry


The American Institute of Architects strives to provide valuable educational opportunities for designers, architects and building industry professionals. The DC Chapter offers a number of continuing education lectures, seminars and classes throughout the year. Please consult the choices to the left and the calendar for more information.


AIA members must complete 18.0 learning units per calendar year. 12.0 of the total 18.0 LUs must be earned by attending Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) seminars. This is an increase from the previous requirement of 8.0 HSW LUs per calendar year.

IMPORTANT UPDATE! At the December 2012 Annual Meeting of the AIA Board of Directors, the Sustainable Design (SD) Continuing Education Credit Requirement was terminated. Recognizing that sustainable design practices have become a mainstream design intention in the architectural community, the Board of Directors voted to allow the sustainable design education requirement to sunset at the end of calendar year 2012. As such, AIA members will no longer need to complete the sustainable design (SD) requirement to fulfill their AIA continuing education requirement.

interested in free software and training?

The Autodesk Assistance Program helps displaced AIA members gain a competitive advantage in their field by offering free software, free online training, reduced classroom training, and certification in products such as Revit Architecture. This program is free to download to qualified registrants. To learn more or see if you qualify, visit www.autodesk.com/assistance.


This online course system features a selection of sessions from DesignDC 2015 on a variety of topics. Choose from historic preservation to modular construction, furniture to landscape performance, materials to leadership, and many other topics in between. 10.0 LUs and 6.5 HSW|LUs available.