The Southwestern Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-SWO) was founded as a chapter in 1952, a professional organization. Based in Eugene, our chapter’s geographic reach spans 9 counties, stretching from the coast to Bend, and from Corvallis to Roseburg. 75 percent of our members are in Eugene, 15 percent in Corvallis, and the remainder are in Bend or elsewhere. We are a volunteer-run organization with one part-time paid staff person. Our annual operating budget is roughly $80,000, of which approximately one-third comes from member dues. AIA-SWO is a component of AIA-Oregon, the NW & Pacific Region, and AIA-National.


  • We elevate the profession of architecture through education, collaboration, and well-designed solutions that enhance the human experience

Our goals

  • To organize and unite in fellowship the members of the architectural profession
  • Promote the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession
  • Advance the standards of architectural education, training and practice

We provide opportunities for professional and social engagement through a number of committees and directives.  

The chapter is led by a Board of Executives from the membership. Our 2015 president is Jenna Fribley, AIA