Student Groups & Resources

Tyler School of Art’s Architecture Department is home to multiple student organizations focusing on the built design profession.

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

The Temple University Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students is very active on campus. The mission of the AIAS is to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

The Architecture Lobby

The Architecture Lobby is an organization of architecture workers and students advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for the architectural work within the discipline. Please email for more information.

Building Relationships in Communities (BRIC)

Building Relationships in Communities is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to create a stronger, more integrated community by fostering constructive and inclusive relationships between traditionally separate communities. BRIC focuses on performing small-scale projects that tap into the fundamental humanity in all of us targeting a variety of issues currently taking place; gathering communities through common interests in order to encourage interaction and consequently abolish the false narratives that keep us apart.

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

The Architecture and Environmental Design departments have recently started Temple’s Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, which is affiliated with the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Temple University Facilities Management Association (TUFMA)

The Tyler Architecture department also houses the Temple University Facilities Management Association, part of the International Facilities Management Association. The mission of TUFMA is to promote professional development among students, provide networking opportunities, educational experiences, and awareness of the Facility Management Field. 

For further information about Tyler Architecture's student organizations, contact Miranda Westrick at