American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

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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. The primary goal of our Drury chapter is to act as a support system for students through various networks with the HSA, Drury, Springfield, Regional and National communities.

The Drury chapter of AIAS operates under a committee system that allows students to participate in projects they feel most passionate about. Projects range in scale and involvement, and are primarily decided by individual student participation. They can be as small as a singular game night, or as large as a design-build community project. For a full list of committees, or if you are interested in forming your own committee, please email

AIAS meets monthly on Thursdays, because AIAS uses a committee format, meetings times are varied. Please email for a detailed schedule of committee meeting times. TBA, decided by individual committees.

How to Join
Please email for more information!

National Website:

Local Website: 

Group President
Elizabeth Daggett

Campus Advisor
Robert Weddle, Ph.D.
Professor of Architecture
Dean of the Hammons School of Architecture
HSA 205
(417) 873-7450

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