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American Advertising Federation

// AAF
The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. They accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.

American Architectural Manufacturers

// AAMA
AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.

American Association of Advertising

// AAAA
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States.

American Design Drafting Association

// ADDA
ADDA is the Premier Professional Organization for Drafters - Designers - Engineers - Architects - Illustrators - Graphics Artist Digital Technicians - Digital Imaging - Visual Communications & Multimedia

American Institute of Building Design

The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), a nonprofit professional organization established in 1950, is dedicated to the development, recognition, and enhancement of the profession of building design. AIBD strives to protect and enhance our member's ability to practice their profession. AIBD is committed to providing quality continuing education to ensure that our members remain current with technology, materials and building codes. AIBD is also committed to establishing and maintaining professional relationships with other trade, business, and professional organizations within the design and construction industry. At all times AIBD will hold itself to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism as specified by our institute's by laws and code of ethics and will uphold the protection of the health, welfare, and safety of the general public. This commitment is to the public and industry we serve and the profession we represent.

American Institute of Graphic Arts

// AIGA
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

American Lighting Association

// ALA
The American Lighting Association is a trade association representing the lighting industry. Members include lighting and ceiling fan manufacturers, retail showrooms, sales representatives and professional residential lighting designers.

American Marketing Association

// AMA
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America. It is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide.

American Society of Golf Course Architects

// ASGCA
ASGCA was the first professional organization of golf course designers in America and, for over 60 years, its members have designed some of the world's greatest courses. Member designers are among the best in the world and are actively involved in the design of new courses and the renovation of existing courses in the United States and Canada.

American Society of Landscape Architects

// ASLA
The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to more than 18,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, US territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.

Architectural Woodwork Institute

// AWI
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1953. Today, AWI represents nearly 4000 members consisting of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals and students from around the world.

Association for Women in Architecture

// AWA
The Association for Women in Architecture – Los Angeles is a 501(c)(6) Professional Education organization dedicated to advancing and supporting the positions of women in architecture and allied fields.

Association of Professional Design Firms

// APDF
Founded in 1985, the Association of Professional Design Firms (APDF) is comprised of leading firms that consult in the use of design to help drive innovation and strategic business success. Their member firms represent a diverse collection of design skill sets including identity, experience, environment, brand, packaging, new media, product and engineering, industrial and commercial interior design. APDF serves its member firms by emphasizing design as a business and providing a forum for industry leaders to grow their skills and their businesses through education, interaction and collaboration.

Building Design and Construction

// BDC
Providing essential solutions to inspire Building Teams to design and construct great places for people.

Construction Owners Association

// COAA
Construction Owners Association of America supports project owners' success in the design and construction of buildings and facilities through education, information and developing relationships within the industry.

Design Management Institute

// DMI
The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to heighten awareness of design as an essential part of business strategy. Founded in 1975, DMI has become the leading resource and international authority on design management. DMI has earned a reputation worldwide as a multifaceted resource, providing invaluable know-how, tools and training through its conferences, seminars, membership program, and publications.

Design-Build Institute of America

// DBIA
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects.

Graphic Artists Guild

// GAG
The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.

National Association of Women In Construction

// NAWIC
NAWIC enhances the success of women in the construction industry. NAWIC has many education opportunities: For children - to explore and open their minds to the possibilities construction offers as a career choice; For Adults - to further their careers with certification courses.

National Real Estate Investor

// NREI
National Real Estate Investor is the leading authority on commercial real estate trends. The magazine's readers represent a cross-section of disciplines -- brokerage, construction, owner/development, finance/investment, property management, corporate real estate, and real estate services. No other publication provides as much independent research on a variety of topics that pertain to the office, industrial, retail, hotel and multifamily markets as National Real Estate Investor.

Public Relations Society of America

// PRSA
The Public Relations Society of America, based in New York City, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals. The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 Chapters nationwide, 19 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has nearly 300 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Society for Environmental Graphic Design

// SEGD
SEGD is the global community of people who work at the intersection of communication design and the built environment.

Society for Marketing Professional

// SMPS
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) was created in 1973 by small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to create business opportunities.

The American Institute of Architects

// AIA

Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. Through education, legislative and regulatory development, professional education, and research, the AIA and its more than 83,000 members express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities.

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators

// ASAI
The American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), is a non-profit international professional organization of architectural illustrators, whose goals are to foster communication among architectural illustrators, to raise the standards of architectural illustration and to acquaint the public with the importance of such drawing as integral to the practice of architecture.

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

// CLARB
The members of The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) work together to establish standards for education, experience and examination required for the professional licensure of landscape architects.

Western Wood Products Association

// WWPA
Western Wood Products Association represents softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states and Alaska. Supported by Western lumber manufacturers, WWPA delivers lumber grading, quality control, technical, business information and product support services to sawmills as well as those who use Western softwood lumber products throughout the world.