We welcome US registered architects, foreign registered architects and architectural interns/assistant architects.

All membership categories are listed here on the AIA website. Membership dues are calculated annually - January to December.New member dues are pro-rated quarterly. 


AIA INTERNATIONAL Membership Benefits

 

Connections

We connect US-based AIA firms with AIA members throughout the world. We also connect major clients with US architects. We connect US officials and AIA members, to improve our position in foreign markets.

 

Knowledge

We offer access to first-rate continuing education programs, Architectural Registration Exam study materials, and a quarterly newsletter with information on events, opportunities and programs.

 

Focus

Our work addresses issues of the most pressing concern: urban transit systems, disaster mitigation planning, heritage conservation, sustainability and more. We take up the issues that matter to the places we're working.

 

Engagement

Our members now have a full and substantial voice in the affairs of the AIA. We are now in a position to shape AIA programs and activities to meet the needs and interests of practitioners who are active outside of the United States.

 

Influence

We interact with the most influential members of the global building and design industry. Worldwide, our counterparts want to learn from US expertise and they are looking for ways to collaborate.


AIA National Benefits

     

    Subscriptions

    Subscriptions to Architectural Record, the Institute's award-winning monthly magazine, and AIA/Architect, the Institute's monthly newsletter.

     

    Discounts

    On AIA books, contracts and documents.

    Business service discounts, including member discounts on long-distance phone rates, Airborne Express, office supplies, copiers, Hertz, Avis, National Budget and Alamo car rentals, etc.

     

    Insurance

    Group insurance for members and their employees.

     

    Dedicated Website

    A website designed specifically for architects, providing access to a wide range of services, from networking with colleagues to identifying potential business opportunities.

     

    AIA Library and Archives

    The nation's pre-eminent source of information about the practice and profession of architecture, is staffed with trained professionals to help members locate information. Fulfillment of book, videotape and slide loan requests, locating answers to research questions, and more extensive research services are available.

     

    Campaigns

    Nationwide public relations campaigns to increase public awareness and client recognition of the importance of architects and architecture.

     

    AIA Knowledge Communities

    Participation in the AIA Knowledge Communities, which provide AIA members the opportunity to share and discuss issues of common concern with colleagues across the country in 22, specialized fields.

     

    Government

    At the federal government level, the Institute represents the collective voice of architects by promoting new legislation, standards or regulations, or defending existing ones, in Congress and in agency offices.


    Types of Membership

    The applicable membership categories are detailed below. To apply for membership please follow the buttons below which will transfer you to our National AIA website. You will need to complete the appropriate form and resubmit to memberservices@aia.org

     

    Architect (AIA)

    • Benefits: AIA National Benefits + Region Benefits + Chapter benefits (if assigned to a Chapter)
    • Eligibility: Registered architect in the US
    • Dues: AIA National dues + AIA Region Dues + AIA Chapter dues

     
    Associate (AIA Associate)

    • Benefits: AIA National Benefits + Region Benefits + Chapter benefits (if assigned to a Chapter)
    • Eligibility: US educated architectural interns/assistant architects. Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:
    1. Professional degree in architecture; currently work under the supervision of an architect
    2. Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure
    3. Faculty member in a university program in architecture. 
    • Dues: AIA National dues + AIA Region Dues + AIA Chapter dues

     
    International Associate (AIA Int Associate)

    • Benefits: AIA National Benefits + Region Benefits + Chapter benefits (if assigned to a Chapter)
    • Eligibility: Registered architect in a non-USA jurisdiction
    • Dues: AIA National dues + AIA Region Dues + AIA Chapter dues

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