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.

Since 2016, NCARB has supported the FBD program by donating over $100,000 in grants for building materials and facilitating mentorship opportunities with licensing board members. With guidance from local architects and construction mentors, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in community-based design projects, while addressing barriers—whether it be physical, socio-economic, educational, environmental, or cultural.

Whether you’re a student or an architect interested in supervising a project, reach out to your local AIAS chapter to learn how you can get involved with an FBD program or start your own.

To apply for an NCARB grant for your chapter, contact AIAS.