About Us


ALA: Building Relationships
The Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) offers members cutting edge professional development programs and tailored networking opportunities at an affordable cost.
ALA's Mission Statement: Building relationships with architects and communities through our networks and interests to inform, empower and elevate our profession and each other.

As a member of ALA, it's all about YOU! We provide the resources and connections you need to ignite your passion and build lasting, meaningul relationships.

ALA checks all of your professional boxes:
  • Timely professional development programs
  • Vital resources, such as contracts
  • Renowned awards and events
  • Critical career tools
  • Tailored networking opportunities
  • A friendly, cooperative culture
  • All at a competitive price

Membership Tailored to Your Specific Needs

ALA understands that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to finding your professional partner. Whether you are a student looking for support and guidance while completing your studies, a new graduate taking the first step in their career, a professional seeking ???, or an allied professional working alongside architects, ALA has a member type geared toward your specific needs.

More than 20 Years as Your Professional Home

ALA has supported its members in practical ways for nearly two decades! The association was founded in 1999 by architects who previously served as Board Members of other architects’ associations. Shortly thereafter, the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA), the oldest independent state organization in the country, combined efforts with ALA, bringing respected expertise and historic significance to the Association.

Meet the ALA Team

ALA has a 17-member National Board of Directors, including directors appointed by the ALA chapters. Jeff Budgell, FALA, NCARB, LEED AP, is the current president of the Board. Learn more about the ALA team here.

Contact ALA

ALA staff is here to answer any questions! Don't hesitate to contact us through any of the following avenues:

Phone: 847.382.0630
Fax: 847.382.8380
Email: ala@alatoday.org

Association of Licensed Architects
One East Northwest Hwy, Ste. 200
Palatine, IL  60067