Uniting Innovation and Tradition
For over 70 years, the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has championed innovation, quality, and craftsmanship in architectural woodworking. Founded in Chicago in 1954, we've evolved from our modest roots to nationally set and maintain the industry standards for interior architectural woodworking.
Today, AWI stands at the forefront of the woodworking industry, offering unmatched education, networking, and compliance resources. Our dedication goes beyond setting standards, empowering member companies with tools to grow and innovate. Whether you're deeply immersed in or just brushing the surface of interior architectural woodworking, joining AWI opens doors to unparalleled opportunities.
Join AWI today and be a part of shaping the future of architectural woodworking.
Our Core Values
At AWI, our core values aren't just words on paper; they are the bedrock upon which our association stands. They guide our decisions, shape our initiatives, and reflect our commitment to our members and the larger architectural woodworking community.
These values are instrumental in driving our vision forward and ensuring that we remain the leading light in the industry. With every step we take, these principles guide us, reminding us of who we are and what we aim to achieve: