Portland Maine, ME Schools and Organizations
ABOUT AIA MAINE The American Institute of Architects, Maine Chapter (AIA Maine) promotes the highest standards for the design of Maine’s built environment through public advocacy, volunteerism, educational programs, outreach events, and design awards competitions. AIA Maine members, over 200 strong and representing every region of the State, practice in firms ranging from one to over 100 persons. MISSION AIA Maine supports architects and architecture through leadership, advocacy, fellowship, and design excellence. WHY CHOOSE AN AIA ARCHITECT? Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. Nationwide, over 83,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA member architect’s dedication to the highest standards of professional practice.
The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine (HBRA of ME) is a not for profit trade association representing contractors, builders and developers of new single family and mutli-family homes and remodelers and renovators of existing homes. Our members also include industry associates such as manufacturers, suppliers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, mortgage bankers, insurance/title companies, and attorneys. We are affliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB.org) a national not for profit trade association of 150,000 members representing the residential construction industry nationwide. We are the only trade association in Maine representing the residential construction industry that offers nationally recognized Cerification Programs and federal Department of Labor approved pre-apprenticeship training programs in the construction trades. Our members build to the nationally recognized Uniform Building and Energy Code. Maine is a Buyer Beware State, home construction and remodeling contractors are not licensed. We provide infomation to homeowners on the Maine Construction and Home Repair Law, information on how to select a contractor and a list of our members and their certifiactions. Through our website homeowners have access to a variety of tips on the care and maintenance of their home.