Student Organizations



A I A S - N D S U

The American Institute of Architect Students (AIAS) is student-run organization that has been working for the betterment of the Architectural Education Community for over 50 years.  The organization has three basic aims: 

1. To assist with bringing about a deeper understanding between the professional architect and the architectural student.2. To provide channels for the interchange of ideas between students, schools and countries.

3. To attempt to bring about a better understanding of architecture and the profession by the potential architectural student and the general public.

NDSU AIAS Website→

AIAS National Website→

Freedom by Design NDSU

Freedom by Design’s last project group photo for client Jane Schank and her new deck

Freedom by Design is an American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)-led program that utilizes the talents of architecture students for service to their communities by helping individuals with physical, mental and/or financial challenges. All FBD projects should allow individuals to live:

  • in a safe environment void of physical or implied barriers
  • with a sense of Dignity becoming any individual of the community
  • with the same Comfort that you and I experience on a day-to-day basis.

FBD empowers students to become owners in a process that radically impacts the lives of people in their communities through design and construction solutions.

NDSU Freedom by Design→
Freedom by Design National→


Tau Sigma Delta 

Tau Sigma Delta at North Dakota State University is the local chapter of the National Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society. Members from Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design departments are inducted into Tau Sigma Delta based on their cumulative grade point average. Every year Tau Sigma Delta organizes Beaux Arts Gala in the spring semester. This is an evening event celebrating student successes and featuring a Beaux Arts Keynote Speaker.  Tau Sigma Delta also helps in the educational mission of the department by organizing study sessions throughout the allied arts as well as hosting studio project critiques. T.S.D’s hope is to continue and broaden the academic services it provides for students. If there are ever any requests for Tau Sigma Delta’s participation within the school or community, please feel free to contact us via our link below.

Tau Sigma Delta at NDSU→
Tau Sigma Delta National→
Tau Sigma Delta Resource Library→

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) 
Students NDSU

The United States Green Building Council Chapter recruits, connects and equips the next generation of green building leaders by empowering them to transform their campuses, communities and careers.

USGBC@NDSU Facebook→
USGBC Students National website→

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS)

NDSU NOMA is the North Dakota State University chapter associated with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Our mission is to promote diversity amongst our field starting at the collegiate level. We also seek to minimizing the effects of prejudice in our community. By building a strong organization, we develop a showcase for excellence and creativity. Through our publications and conferences, we are able to inform the world that the minority design community has the talent and capabilities to perform and be successful in the design and construction field.

National Organization of Minority Architects Website→
NOMAS Website→

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