AIA Miami

Florida’s state association was formed in Jacksonville in 1912. By 1929 the Florida Chapter had been divided in three chapters, Florida North, Florida Central and Florida South. The Florida South Chapter was divided several times as the region grew. The Florida South Chapter changed its name to the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1987. There are 860+ members in the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter.   AIA Miami has strived to provide its members with the services, activities and knowledge delivery required to maintain the high standard of profession.


NOMA’s mission, rooted in a rich legacy of activism, is to empower our local chapters and membership to foster justice and equity in communities of color through outreach, community advocacy, professional development and design justice.

To help address this “unawareness” issue, a group of motivated Black architects from MCHarry Associates, through the Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD) developed a community outreach called Black Architects in the Making (BAM). BAM mission is simple: we mobilize architects passionate about their craft to communities where predominantly black families live, learn, and play to engage students in a creative and inspirational way. Our interactions enhance their awareness of architecture and open a window to possibilities where one may not have existed. We share our journeys to becoming architects with the students using inspiring stories and creative workshops that not only educate but encourages students to consider architecture as a career. We target 8-15 year-olds but we’ve found that students of all ages request to participate in our workshops and we turn away no-one.