The purpose of The AIA Trust is to develop and offer insurance and benefit programs of the greatest possible value and to serve as a risk management resource for members and components of the American Institute of Architects.
(Find out about AIA Trust free practice resources and exclusive member benefit programs—by clicking the arrow on the video above to watch a 4-minute overview. Ask your colleagues and component members to join you!)
Established in 1952 by The American Institute of Architects as separate entity, the AIA Trust is a governed by a group of six AIA members and one AIA component executive who serve as Trustees, appointed by the AIA President. The Trustees, working with independent consultants, evaluate, select, and monitor programs that meet the Institute’s high standards of quality, value, financial stability, service, and coverage, adhering to strict criteria that you can access here. The AIA Trust serves as a member-advocate in getting information and claims handled properly and promptly.
Each year there is at least one opening for a five-year term. Click here for the Call for Nominations which explains more about the AIA Trust and the role of the Trustees; qualified and interested candidates may complete the questionnaire and submit it by the deadline. It is important to note that the Trustees aim to achieve a balanced representation on the board, reflecting the diversity of AIA membership including geographic, demographic, and firm size.
The AIA Trust is dedicated to assisting AIA members in making decisions about complex matters and serves as a risk management resource for the practice of Architecture in cooperation with the Institute. It receives no dues dollars and is not a source of revenue for the AIA. Click here for the latest annual report about The AIA Trust.
If you are a new member of the AIA, please click here to learn about your special benefits.
About Your AIA Member Benefits
With so much at stake in your personal and professional life, the AIA Trust benefit programs will help you protect your future, the future of your firm, and the future of your family.
The information you will find here is a member service brought to you by the AIA Trust. This web site is designed to provide easy, comprehensive access to your benefit programs. You will find a wide range of programs to help you evaluate your needs and coverage—simply click on the program buttons on the left side. Plus, you’ll find a host of free risk management tools and resources–simply click on the Practice Resources button at the top left.
The insurance programs are underwritten by some of the most respected insurance companies in the business, providing complete, competitive, affordable coverage. Independent third party providers, which are licensed agents and brokers, administer these programs. We recommend that you fully investigate all carriers and program providers, coverage, and offerings before purchasing any products.