AIA Nebraska members get more than just prestige. They get a chance to set the agenda for the architectural community in the state of Nebraska. Just a few of the benefits that come along with membership are listed below.
AIA NE member's define issues to be addressed in the state.
AIA NE is the forum through which its members define issues to be addressed. As a member of the architectural profession, you have a choice to direct AIA NE in its efforts to advance the profession, improve architectural practice and assist architects in their professional growth. AIA NE members share the responsibility and the reward for advancing the profession, improving architectural practice and assisting all architects with their professional growth. Simply put, AIA NE is as strong as its member’s involvement. Whether an intern or an architect, in private practice, education, government or in a corporation, with today's new technologies and new markets, membership in AIA NE is more important than ever.
AIA NE keeps members informed.
The Nebraska Architect, AIA NE's quarterly newsletter keeps members informed of all AIA NE activities as well as general issues of importance and interest to the profession. Legislative alerts sent via e-mail keep members current on fast-breaking news from the State Capital and inform members of official positions AIA NE has taken on important issues.
AIA NE helps architects' voices be heard in Nebraska government.
Your success as an architect depends upon an informed public that values your services. AIA NE provides the power of a united profession better able to deal with critical issues impacting architects today, and to influence legislative and regulatory action affecting the profession. In light of the decreasing role of the federal government, more issues must be addressed at the state and local level. AIA NE's office is located in Lincoln, the state capital, where we lobby the state legislature and regulatory agencies to protect and advocate the interest of the profession. Whether the issue is licensing, taxes, liability, codes and standards, procurement of architectural services or historic preservation, AIA NE is working for you. AIA NE's Handbook: A Reference Manual to Nebraska, a yearly directory, is distributed to all AIA NE members, district officials and other design construction professionals throughout the state. This resource provides local units of government with information on the design/construction industry.
AIA NE sponsors conferences and recognizes excellence in design.
AIA NE, working with our local chapters, sponsors an annual statewide conference focusing on technology, practice and design. The convention features educational sessions, architectural tours and opportunities to meet with peers. Our annual honors program recognizes design excellence in built and un-built projects as well as drawing expertise and the enduring excellence in the design of buildings built 25 to 35 years ago.
AIA NE assists interns preparing for the registration exam.
AIA NE has developed a national reputation for its involvement in the Intern Development Program, a profession-wide comprehensive internship. The program's purpose is development of competent architects. AIA NE sponsors Architectural Registration Examination (A.R.E.) preparatory seminars which assist interns in preparing for the six exams. AIA NE also maintains a library of study guide materials for those preparing for the exam.
AIA NE Provides a forum for involvement in important architectural issues.
A good way to broaden interests within the profession is to join a committee. Members of AIA NE can join a committee of their choice on the local, state or national level. Members have found these committees to be both informative and rewarding.
- The Joint Professional Practice Committee brings together architects and engineers to foster better communication and discuss mutual concerns.
- The Historic Resources Committee assists local communities in preservation efforts and supports preservation of built heritage.
- The Intern Development Program Committee coordinates the IDP program, assists interns and firms employing interns and develops seminars for students and professionals preparing for the architectural registration examination.
- The Government Affairs Committee keeps an eye on all proposed legislative bills and develops legislation to improve the practice of the profession.
- The Professional Education Committee organizes professional development offerings and fosters interaction between the profession and the architecture schools. These low cost educational programs help members maintain the level of expertise they need to practice effectively.
- The Public Education Committee develops programs that educate the public about architects and architecture.
AIA NE can provide a wealth of official publications and documents.
AIA NE carries the complete inventory of AIA Documents. Orders received prior to 1 p.m. will be shipped the same day for next day delivery. Members receive a 20% discount. Members can also order any AIA book or publication through AIA NE (member discounts on most books.)
AIA NE offers group health insurance.
AIA NE, through the AIA's Benefit Insurance Trust program, offers a group health insurance program specifically designed for firms and their employees. These programs provide comprehensive coverage at competitive prices and are available to AIA NE member firms only.