Sponsor and Advertise with AIA Chicago
Demonstrate your support for Chicago’s architectural community and provide your company with unprecedented visibility to AIA Chicago’s 4,000+ members and 15,000 social media followers.
2024 Sponsorship Opportunities
Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
The Annual Meeting is a members-only, virtual business meeting in December that recaps the accomplishments of the past year. The Holiday Party, co-hosted with the Chicago Architecture Center and numerous allied organizations, is an end-of-year celebration with nearly 500 architects and designers in attendance.
1 Occurring at the end of the program
* Benefits subject to change.
Knowledge Communities and Affinity Groups
Knowledge Communities (KC) are practice-area or professional-based interest groups and Affinity Groups (AG) are identity and mission focused groups of AIA Chicago's membership. They are organized for the purposes of sharing information, providing learning opportunities and events, and networking.
One Time Host, Food & Beverage
Professional Development Groups
Exclusive leadership and professional development programs designed to challenge participants and encourage growth.
Groups eligible for Sponsorship:
Wing Mentorship Program: Semester-long mentorship program that pairs architecture students with young working professionals.
Program runs November through May
Bridge Mentorship Program: Nine-month mentorship program that connects AIA Fellows with rising professionals.
Program runs September through May
Transform Leadership Course: Intensive, three-month interactive series of classes focused on skill building for the business of architecture.
Program runs September through end of November
- Recognition during each event
- Logo recognition on the corresponding page of the AIA Chicago website
- Logo recognition on designated event communications
- Logo recognition on-screen during designated in-person and online events
*Benefits subject to change and may vary between groups.
Event Dates: Third Thursday of eight months
Held on the Third Thursday of the month, AIA Chicago members and friends alike are welcome to attend vibrant social gatherings that aim to inform and to provide networking opportunities. These events focus on the members of our chapter and the innovative and groundbreaking projects and initiatives they are leading.
Event Date: May 2024
The 2024 Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Symposium is a day of informative sessions focused on impactful topics relevant to custom residential architects and small firm practitioners. With an estimated attendance of over 150 individuals, the day will include networking, table top opportunities, as well as an evening cocktail reception to be held in conjunction with our Third Thursdays series.
Breakfast, Lunch, or Break Sponsor
Reception Food & Beverage Sponsor
Event Date: Late Winter/Early Spring 2024
Guess-A-Sketch brings together our great community of architects, architecture enthusiasts, young professionals, and suppliers and consultants for a team-based architecture-themed Pictionary competition and networking event! Spectators can watch some of Chicago's most well-known architects sketch iconic buildings while competing teams try to guess to claim the Championship title. Spectators can also guess to win prizes! A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit AIA Chicago Foundation scholarship funds.
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All Star (Includes Team)
MVP (Includes Team)
Team Player (Includes Team)
Event Date: Early September, 2024
Chicago's premier architectural celebration of the year, hosted by AIA Chicago, showcases the latest and best award-winning projects designed by Chicago's architects. Held annually and with an attendance of 1,200-1,500 architects and designers, this is a great event for high exposure to those leading the industry.
Benefits coming soon.
People's Choice Title Sponsor
Vendor Education Program
The Vendors Education Program (VEP) is an opportunity for architecture and design-related vendors to present to AIA Chicago members and industry professionals, either utilizing the space at AIA Chicago or an online platform. This will give your company exposure to our nearly 4,000 architect and affiliate members, as well as promotion of the event to our email audience.
Affiliate AIA Chicago Firm Member
1 Benefit applicable if information and payment has been made at least three weeks prior to event.
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Chicago Architect Magazine
Promote your company or organization with an advertisement in Chicago Architect, AIA Chicago’s in-house magazine. Published four times a year, Chicago Architect is the primary outreach tool of AIA Chicago and distributed to our 4,000 members. 1869Circle Eligible.
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AIA Chicago E-News
Place your company or organization's products, services, events, or press releases with a clickable link in the AIA Chicago e-News, distributed every other week to over 14,300 subscribers. Rates vary, bulk rates apply. 1869Circle Eligible.
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Advertising on this website is a great way to reach thousands of visitors and offers cost-effective opportunities to position your company as a leader in front of an influential group of architectural professionals. This is a key resource for the Chicago design community and members and visitors alike can discover ways to maximize their involvement.
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