The AIA: Advocacy, Community, Knowledge

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, over 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society.


The BAA is a Section of the Montana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The mission of the BAA is to organize and unite those engaged in the Architectural profession in Billings and surrounding areas and to promote and forward the objectives of the American Institute of Architects.

The Meeting In The Mountains, the flagship event of the BAA, is held every spring. The day-long conference features world class speakers from varied backgrounds who educate, challenge, and inspire architects, students, and educators from around the region.

The BAA also sponsors for its members continuing education opportunities, Summer and Winter social gatherings, and community outreach projects that represent the professional interests of Billing’s architects.


A person eligible to be a full member is any person primarily and legally engaged in the architectural profession or related fields as determined by the Board of Directors, who is an active member of one of the classifications of the American Institute of Architects.