The patron program is a strategic partnership initiative engaging organizations that share a mutual goal of advocating for architects, the built environment and for the quality of life in our communities.
In partnering with us, patrons also increase exposure for their companies through AIA Atlanta’s communications channels and robust schedule of programming, gaining access to industry leaders and decision makers.
Place your ad in our annual membership magazine and send members periodic email blasts throughout the year.
Enjoy complimentary tickets to many AIA Atlanta events, helping you connect with members and industry professionals.
Present AIA-approved courses and teach members about your products, techniques and best practices.
About the American Institute of Architects
Headquartered in Washington D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects and emerging design professionals since 1857—now representing more 90,000 members.
AIA Atlanta, founded in 1906, comprises nearly 1,700 members throughout Metro Atlanta, offering a robust series of programming including continuing education, local advocacy, networking, youth education and arts initiatives.
Patrons have the exclusive benefit of sending dedicated blasts to our members via AIA Atlanta. Use the form below to upload your email blast content, adhering to the outlined specifications here.
Tip: Make it good! Don’t just advertise your company—use your email to provide valuable information with a clear call to action.
Dates are first-come, first-served. We permit one sponsored e-blast per week, excluding Tuesdays. Elite patrons may choose one date per quarter. Silver and Gold may choose one between Jan-June and one date July-December.
Email blast content must be uploaded at least two weeks (14 days) before the reserved date. Please provide your email blast design as HTML, either by an .html file or with the raw code pasted inside a txt file.
Advertisement in yearly Design Equilibrium publication (if committed by December 7, 2018)
Option to send e-blasts to AIA Atlanta’s membership*
Tickets to Build Something Great
Tickets to Red & Green Scene**
Tickets to private dinner with board and patrons
Member pricing for events (where applicable)
First right of refusal for patrons to sponsor AIA events
Hyperlinked company logo on AIA Atlanta’s website homepage and patron webpage
Recognition in monthly patron Spotlight via social media
Recognition in annual Atlanta Business Chronicle architecture insert
Opportunity to serve on AIA Atlanta committees
Periodic social media postings and electronic communications to AIA Atlanta’s membership
Logo recognition on patron banner at AIA events
Personalized name tags for two company representatives
Opportunity to host a board meeting
Patron recognition in save-the-date e-blast for Build Something Great
Dedicated table top literature at Build Something Great
Premium seating and speaking opportunity at Build Something Great
Opportunity to attend one board meeting and give two-minute introduction
Company feature article posting on AIA Atlanta’s website
*AIA Atlanta sends on your behalf
**Contingent upon if event takes place
Please adhere to the following advertisement specifications for AIA Atlanta’s Design Equilibrium publication. Designs that do not meet the specifications will not be accepted for publication. Please note:
AIA Atlanta accepts ads as press-ready PDF files only
All PMS or spot colors must be converted to CMYK
Images within files should be at least 300 dpi at final reproduced size
A vector copy of the patron’s logo must also be uploaded (.ai or .eps)
Elite: Full Page
With bleed: 8.75” x 11.25”
Trim: 8.5” x 11”
Live area: 7” x 10”
Gold: Half Page
With bleed: 8.75” x 5.75”
Trim: 8.5” x 5.5”
Silver: 1/4 Page
3.625” x 4.875”
Advertisements are accepted and published by AIA Atlanta upon the representation that the company and/or advertiser is authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof. In consideration of the AIA Atlanta’s acceptance of such advertisements for publication, the company and/or advertiser will indemnify and save AIA Atlanta harmless from and against any loss or expense including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, judgments, and amounts paid in compromise, resulting from claims or suits based upon the contents or subject matter of such advertisements, including without limitation, claims or suits for libel; unauthorized use of a name, portrait, or picture; violation or rights of privacy; plagiarism; and trademark and copyright infringements.
Elite Patrons may send four dedicated e-blasts in a year (quarterly) while Gold and Silver may send two (semiannually). Date reservations are first-come, first-served. To reserve your dates, contact us here. Please exclude all Tuesdays.
After receiving confirmation, you must upload your email blast below at least 14 days before the distribution date.
Q1: January – March
Q2: April – June
Q3: July – September
Q4: October – December
Gold and Silver
Period 1: January – June
Period 2: July – December
Email blast ad specs
Patrons are responsible for the content and design of all messages. Please provide your email blast design as HTML, either by an .html file or with the raw code pasted inside a txt file.
The design should:
Be responsive and mobile-friendly
Have in-line CSS
Feature clear graphics that are hosted on a server
Use concise, compelling language with clear calls to action
Include a creative subject line (you’ll provide this in a text field)