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Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design: Organizations

A guide to computer-aided design, manufacturing materials, and manufacturing processes.


Professional organizations provide a variety of resources for their members as well as some resources for non-members. A number of these have student chapters and may offer contests or scholarships to assist students with their studies.

  • ACADIA: Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture 
    ACADIA is dedicated to the promotion of communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science.
  • American Institute of Architects
    The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architecture profession dedicated to: serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.
  • American Institute Of Architecture Students
    An independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architectural education.
  • American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) 
    Founded in 1959, this organization serves designers, drafters, drafting managers, instructors, and students of design and drafting.
  • American Institute of Building Design
    AIBD has provided its members with educational resources and developed nationwide design standards and a code of ethics for the building design profession.
  • Texas Society of Architects
    Founded in 1939, TSA is made up of 17 regional chapters and is headquartered in Austin.

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