You can earn experience and enhance your community at the same time, thanks to the American Institute of Architecture Students’ (AIAS) Freedom by Design (FBD) program.

This community service design-build program encourages students to put their skills to use in the real-world by improving the safety and accessibility of homes, community spaces, and playgrounds through accessible design.

NCARB has partnered with AIAS to support FBD by providing mentorship opportunities with members of state licensing boards and firms and by offering chapters grants for building materials. To apply for an NCARB grant for your chapter, contact AIAS.

To get involved with your AIAS chapter or an upcoming FBD project and start earning experience toward your AXP requirement, visit