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The Alabama Council AlA was established in 1916 as a non-profit professional trade association for architects residing and practicing in Alabama. Membership includes six chapter components: Birmingham, East Alabama, Mobile, Montgomery, North Alabama and Northeast Alabama. Total membership is 780, including architect and associate architect members.

The American Institute of Architects is a three-tier organization. Every member of The American Institute of Architects is a member of the local chapter, the state organization and the national organization. Alabama Council members are also members of the Gulf States Region. Each tier offers distinct benefits to its members.

The primary goal of the Alabama Council AlA is to promote unity among the architectural profession in the state. From legislation to education, through communication and member services, the Council seeks to provide members representation, information and programs to ensure the progress of architecture in Alabama.