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 - October 1 

AIA Charlotte is hosting one of our most popular competitions, CANstruction! This initiative has helped raise awareness and support for our local Second Harvest Food Bank by donating all cans/structures after the event.
Teams are judged on the following categories:
Best Use of Labels
Structural Ingenuity
Best Meal
Most Cans
Best Original Design
Juror's Favorite
People's Choice

World Architecture Day - October 3

Help celebrate this year's World Architecture Day by visiting your favorite buildings in Charlotte and sharing a photo on social media! Don't forget to tag AIA Charlotte.

WIA Fall Social - Pumpkin Carving Contest - October 4 @ 6:00PM

Women in Architecture CLT is hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pumpkins will be judged on the following categories:
Most Creative Team
Best Theme
Best Carving
People's Choice

Bike Tour - October 8 -  12PM Check-in

Join AIA Charlotte, Cluck Design 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 Charlotte Joy Rides) and helmet.  Meet-up between 12 - 1PM

Membership Meeting - October 12 | 20x20 Design Awards Presentation

This month's Membership Meeting will feature presentations from C Design, Cluck, Little, LS3P and Neighboring Concepts on some of their award winning projects. These presentations will be in a fast paced 20 slides for 20 seconds each format.

YAF/Associate Social - October 13 @ 6PM

Join us to putt and play with the next generation of the profession.
Everyone is welcome, space is limited!
This inaugural social is geared to bring together recent graduates, those interested in applying for the YAF program, and YAF alumni. This year we will be holding the event at Stroke, a modern putt-putt and social space in Plaza from 6pm-9pm. Putt-putt rounds start at 6:30, in groups of 5-6 at a time. Your first two drinks are on us!

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please reach out to Kristin Locke at
We have sponsorships available for the following categories: Food, Drinks, and Putt-Putt rounds.

Architecture Scavenger Hunt - October 15 @ 11AM

Join us for AIA Charlotte's first Uptown Scavenger Hunt! Teams or individuals will compete to gather 12 stamps across Uptown Charlotte to complete their 'Passport'. Learn some fun facts about art, structures and history along the way.

Building Tour - October 18 | 4-5:30PM

Vantage Building Tour - Meet between the two buildings, in the courtyard under the large sculpture

Firm Crawl - October 20

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.

Interested in Volunteering? Fill out our volunteer form here.