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 monthly on Wednesdays after 5 p.m. in Hammons School of Architecture 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