The AIA North Carolina Center for Architecture and Design is a new community resource for N.C. design professionals and statewide residents. The space is multi-functional, providing new administrative space for the AIA N.C. staff as they continue to serve members and the public in the coordination of statewide design education programs and the archiving and dissemination of materials, information and teaching tools. The mission of the new headquarters is to bridge architecture and the public. The facilities exhibit design excellence and represent the talent and aspirations of its members. The Chapter headquarters provide a contact point for government participation, act as a catalyst for public outreach and design education programs to radiate throughout the state, provide public exposure for architects and their work and serve as a source of pride for AIA N.C. members and the entire state.