We’ve started with these links but now we need ones that also represent our engineering, interiors, and construction folks – so send in your link suggestions and info!
American Institute of Architects
Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
This is one of the biggest pipelines we have for bringing more of us into our professions. Since 1977, AISES has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields — as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES employs a “full circle of support” model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement. AISES works to promote, initiate, and provide educational services for American Indian and Alaska Native pre-college, college, and graduate students in STEM. AISES also supports early-, mid-, and executive-level professionals in STEM through professional development, mentoring, networking, community service, and awards programs and initiatives. AISES is the only professional society established by and for American Indian and Alaska Natives that specifically emphasizes lifelong learning and educational achievement by utilizing cultural aspects with STEM.
National Organization of Minority Architects
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.
American Society for Landscape Architects
For more than 100 years, the American Society of Landscape Architects has promoted the landscape architecture profession and advanced the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. As the national professional association for landscape architects, ASLA has more than 18,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 68 countries around the world. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
The Native American Contractors Association
NACA was formed in 2003 to promote the common interests of its members – Tribally-owned corporations, Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO), and Alaska Native Corporations (ANC). NACA promotes the benefits of using Native-owned firms with high quality products and services in the federal government marketplace and protect the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Native 8(a) program. Guided by an elected Board of Directors, its members deliberate on issues at NACA’s annual meeting and present their tribal and company perspective to reach a shared, actionable consensus. NACA monitors federal economic and business development policy and utilizes our member driven perspective to advocate successfully on their behalf.