AIA Partnership

As a partner of The 1% program, the AIA encourages its members to make pro bono service an integral part of practice. The 1% program is here to help you do that and more.

In partnership
The 1% and the American Institute of Architects salute the Institute’s members on staff at architecture firms for their contribution of nearly $30M in services annually to the most vulnerable communities through The 1% program. A year after the 
partnership launch in 2012, the number of AIA members’ firms in the program have increased by 24%.

AIA Strategic Alliances + Initiatives
Public Architecture is one of several organizations supporting the architectural profession that the AIA confers with to obtain and share information to assist members. Find more information on the AIA Strategic Alliances.

Give 1%
Are you an architect member of the AIA, but not a part of The 1% network that is making a difference? Join now.

Is your firm already signed on to The 1% and have you been involved in a pro bono project? We would like to know more. Tell us about it!

Pro bono resources >>
The 1% provides resources that support firms’ pro bono practice. Among the opportunities, registered participants can find nonprofit clients who require assistance, post projects to the Project Gallery, download helpful guides and publications, and connect with their peers through initiatives like Design Advocates.

Contract >>
In need of a pro bono contract? The AIA offers the B106–2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Pro Bono Services that is free for download from

Case studies >>

  • Kiva Headquarters / STUDIOS Architecture
  • Hayes Valley Playground & Community Center / WRNS Studio
  • Hawaii Wildlife Center / Ruhl Walker Architects