Architecture Month


Celebrate with AIA Charlotte in a series of fun events that will increase your appreciation of the local architectural community. Most events are free, and all are welcome: students, emerging professionals, architects, AEC partners, and the public. Dates and details will be announced on the website and via social media as they are confirmed.


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CANstruction (read about 2019 winners)

Teams of architects and engineers compete to design a winning structure made predominantly of canned food. All food is donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Modernism + Film Series

 The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's Modernism + Film program investigates themes in design, engineering, architecture and modern/contemporary art through the lens of film. Developed in partnership with the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architectsand the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, the Modernism + Film series is offered monthly (except for December) and includes introductions to the films by scholars, urban planners, architects, art historians, film experts and others.

Architecture Firm Crawls

Students, peers and the public are invited to this open-house event where local firms invite you to see behind the scenes and finish the evening with a reception.

Architecture Social

Mingle with AIA Charlotte members and associates at a final reception. CANstruction award winners are announced.

Bike Crawl

Join AIA Charlotte, Cluck Design, Bike! Charlotte and the Spoke Easy on a group ride through Charlotte with several stops at building projects under construction or completed. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Participants must bring their own bike (or rent one from B-Cycle) and helmet.

Sketchy Tuesday

Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. We gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts to sketch the city and meet a creative community.

Public Interest Design Workshop

The proposed project builds on the partnership between the West Side Community Land Trust (WSCLT), AIA Charlotte (AIA), UNC Charlotte School of Architecture City Building Lab and Community Stakeholders to launch concrete actions that promote affordable housing and reduce displacement from neighborhoods on the West Side of Charlotte, particularly those closest to the Center City.