The governing bodies of the IAA are the General Assembly and the Academic Council.
The Assembly consists of all the Academy''s members (71 Academicians and 76 Professors) and is held every three years. It approves and amends the Statutes, elects new academicians, the Academic Council and its President.
The IX th IAA Assembly was held at 14 May 2006 in Sofia.
The Academic Council and its President administrate the IAA. The members of the Academic Council (Academicians) and its President are elected for a six-year mandate. The Academic Council meets once a year to coordinate the activities of the IAA and to approve the IAA programs, staff and budget. The Academic Council elects new professors.
The IAA affiliates the following organizations:
- INTERPROJECT, the Academy''s Institute of Architectural Research and Design
- The IAA Free University;
- The International Forum of Young Architects;
- The Research Centre for New Technologies and Ecological Energy - Conscious Architecture;
- The Architectural Theory, Creativity and Criticism;