ALA is an organization open to all architects and professions related to architecture.  It represents architects registered or licensed in any state, territory or possession of the United States, and foreign countries.  ALA is committed to expanding its membership and professional services.
ALA’s mission is to advance the Architectural Profession through education and by supporting and improving the profession’s role in the built environment.
ALA's vision is to positively impact the Architectural Profession through power of organization. Its purpose is to unite, promote, and advance the architectural profession and address critical issues confronting it.  ALA will support the efforts of other Associations, when combined efforts will produce benefits for all.
ALA will work and speak for members of the architectural profession and improve communication with the community through programs of information, education and cooperation.  It proposes to advance and contribute to the general health, safety and welfare of the general public and believes in stimulating and encouraging continuing education plus the advancement of the art and science of architecture. 
ALA's motto is: "Architects united to advance the Profession of Architecture."

ALA By-Laws