BLADE RUNNER at The Nickelodeon

Join us for BLADE RUNNER at THE NICKELODEON on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30pm!

This screening is presented in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greater Columbia.

Featuring a special introduction from AIA member Doug Quackenbush of Quackenbush Architects.

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Join us on First Thursday on Main at the Center for Architecture

AIA Columbia will be opening the doors of the AIASC Center for Architecture at 1530 Main Street as part of September’s First Thursday festivities!

If you missed the open house in the spring, here’s your chance because selected student work from the 2018 spring semester at Clemson University’s School of Architecture will be on display.  During the spring, 58 senior undergraduate students and 4 faculty members explored what a future cultural arts center might look like in Columbia.

While these projects were speculative in nature, the semester-long collaborative project featured input by real-world local stakeholders, including AIA COLUMBIA, Historic Columbia, Richland Library, OneColumbia and the City of Columbia Government. Students received insight into Columbia’s history the unique conditions of an historic site and goals for future development along the North Main Street Corridor, focusing on the growing need for both fine and performing arts space in the city.

Join us for a glass of wine (while supplies last)!!!


Join us!

THURSDAY, August 23rd @ 6:00pm

for the


@ 1801 Grille




700 Lincoln Street, Suite#200, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

We look forward to seeing you there!

ALL are welcome at YAF meetings, tours, and events, regardless of age/years licensure

Brightwood (formerly Kaplan) ARE 5.0 Study Materials are available on a loan basis through the AIAGC – contact for more information!


 AIA Columbia Design Awards are now open!


For more information and to enter, please go to:

Head Juror

Margaret L. Butler, AIA, LEED AP


Ms. Butler is an Associate Principal at McCarty Holsaple MCarty. Moving to McCarty in 2015, she has practiced architecture in both Nashville and Knoxville for over 30 years, working with both large and small firms as well as owning her own architectural practice. Her experience includes site development / redevelopment / master planning; new urbanist neighborhood planning; healthcare; single family and multifamily affordable housing; and K-12 as well as higher education planning and design projects. In addition to architecture and planning, she has provided full interior design services on most of her completed projects. Her healthcare focus has been in clinic design and she presented at the 2012 National Association of Community Health Centers Conference and Knoxville Medical Group Management Association on Healthcare Clinic Design.

An award-winning designer, she founded the design awards program for the AIA East Tennessee and has remained very involved in her alma mater – The UT College of Architecture and Design. She has served as a visiting lecturer teaching second year studio in architecture and interior design, served as a Bronze Medal juror and currently serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors. She is regularly invited as a visiting studio juror. In 2014 she was invited to participate on the National Architectural Accrediting Board Accreditation Team for the college.

She has been very active in the Knoxville community throughout her career serving in leadership roles on many volunteer community boards and panels.

 Awards Ceremony Date TBD (Late October)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 PM 

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Hunter-Gatherer Brewery at the historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar
1402 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205

Registration: $10.00
Includes two drink tickets, light food and
we will have live music from Reggie Sullivan!

Registration will close at 12 pm on Friday, July 27th. Tickets are non-refundable.


Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.



Sponsorship for this event is $350 and includes two registration tickets.
Click here to register as a sponsor online.
For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, email our
Sponsorship Chair, Jessica Koumas – click here.