The New Orleans Architecture Foundation supports and collaborates with AIA New Orleans on education and advocacy activities that enhance public appreciation of architecture and design as vital community assets that enrich the quality of life in New Orleans.



While officially a separate organization, NOAF functions in several important ways like an AIA committee. It is stipulated in the by-laws that a majority of NOAF Board members must also be AIA Board members, so as to ensure good communication, coordination, and alignment. The Foundation will be an active partner in the implementation of all AIA public awareness and advocacy activities, and will be a vehicle for the involvement of AIA members as well as other individuals and organizations in the community in those activities.