American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

About the Organization
The AIAS is an independent, non-profit and student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other. It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. That AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students.

AIAS meets on Wednesdays at 6pm in Hammons School of Architecture lobby, Room 103, or student lounge

How to Join
Individuals may become a member of AIAS-DU by completing the registration form on, selecting Drury University as your chapter, and paying the local and national dues

National Website:

Local Website: 


Nancy Chikaraishi
Architecture Professor
Hammons School of Architecture, Room 217
(417) 873-7459

At a Glance:

  • Departmental organization
  • Open membership
  • First-year students welcome
  • Meetings once a month
  • $46 involvement fee
  • To join, attend meetings and pay membership dues