American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization for architects. The organization advocates for the value of architecture, provides resources to its members, and is the licensing organization for architects, with a mission of driving positive change through the power of design.  Ann Arbor's local chapter is AIA Huron Valley (AIAHV).  

American Planning Association (APA)

The American Planning Association is a professional organization representing the field of urban planning.  The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of thriving communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing members with tools and support to meet the challenges of growth and change.  Ann Arbor is home to one office of the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP).

American Society of Landscape Planners (ASLA)

The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects.  The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.  Ann Arbor's local group is the Michigan Chapter of ASLA.

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

The National Organization of Minority Architects champions diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.  Ann Arbor's local group is the NOMA-Detroit chapter.

Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor (BRAG Ann Arbor)

BRAG Ann Arbor represents local professionals in home building industry, connecting them with each other through networking and information sharing, and to the public via marketing and events.  BRAG Ann Arbor is analogous to an HBA (Homebuilders Association) chapter but is not an official member of that organization.

Washtenaw Contractors Association (WCA)

The Washtenaw Contractors Association is a membership organization intended to improve the construction industry in Washtenaw County and increase the success of its members by providing leadership in the areas of business development, workforce development, labor relations, communications, safety, and education.