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.

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

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Third Thursdays

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.

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Guess-a-Sketch

Guess-A-Sketch brings together our great community of architects, architecture enthusiasts, young professionals, and suppliers and consultants for a lively evening of networking with cocktails, bites, and an architecture-themed tournament! The game is simple: sketchers draw iconic buildings as competing teams try to guess the correct answer for a chance to win the Guess-A-Sketch Champion title. Audience members participate in unique and fun ways to help solidify a winner.

A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit AIA Chicago Foundation scholarship funds.

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CRAN Symposium

The 2023 CRAN Symposium is a day of informative sessions focused on impactful topics relevant to custom residential architects. The day includes networking, opportunities to connect with vendors, as well as a cocktail reception to be held in the evening after the symposium. More information coming soon.

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Designight

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 over 1,000 architects and designers, this is a great event for high exposure to those leading the industry.

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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 organized for the purposes of sharing information, organizing learning opportunities and events, and networking.

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One Time Host, Food & Beverage

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* Benefits may vary between groups.

As an annual AIA Chicago Knowledge Community or Affinity Group sponsor, you’ll receive recognition at all programs from the date of payment. All Knowledge Communities and Affinity Groups are expected to host a minimum of three programs annually. A-la-carte sponsorships, including hosting, food and beverage, as well as other options may also be available.

Sponsor a combination of three or more Knowledge Communities and/or Affinity Groups at the Supporter or Lead levels and receive a complimentary article placement ad in the AIA Chicago eNews.

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.

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Professional Development Groups

Exclusive leadership and professional development programs designed to challenge participants and encourage growth.

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Sponsor

  • 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  

 

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Unlimited Bridge

By selecting to be either an AIA Chicago Bridge or transFORM sponsor, you’ll receive recognition at all group meetings and activities to commence upon the receipt of payment and logo. Benefits may vary between groups.

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Advertising Opportunities

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.

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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.
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Email Advertising

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.
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AIA Chicago Dedicated E-Blast
Send a specialized e-Blast to AIA Chicago’s list of over 14,300 subscribers.
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Website Advertising

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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AIA Chicago Statistics

2021 Year in Review

21,523+

Social Media Followers

14,361+

Email Subscribers

4,000+

Subscribers to Chicago Architect

14

Knowledge Communities

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4

Affinity Groups

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4,065

AIA Chicago Membership in 2022

AIA and FAIA: 2,327
Associate AIA: 510
Affiliate AIA Chicago: 158
Student: 820
Emeritus: 230

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