Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today’s market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. We invite you to become an AIA member today.

Types of AIA Memberships

Architect Member (AIA)

Individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in the United states are invited to be a part of the leading organization representing the interests of the profession, The American Institute of Architects (AIA). One of the advantages of being a licensed architect member of the Institute is the use of the AIA credentials, identifying you as part of the community of architecture. AIA members adhere to AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and are required to strengthen their knowledge of the profession through continuing education requirements.

Learn more about becoming an AIA Architect member

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Recent graduate with a degree in architecture, or
  • Currently enrolled in the AXP and working towards licensure, or
  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture, or
  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture.
  • New graduates may be eligible for up to 18 months free membership upon graduation a

Learn more about becoming an AIA Associate member

Learn more about Associate New Graduate membership

Individuals who have graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school between 2017 and 2018 may be eligible for up to 18 months free membership upon graduation.

International Associate

Open to international architects licensed by a non-US licensing authority. Learn more.

AIA Member Emeritus

Emeritus denotes an AIA member in good standing for 15 successive years who 1) has attained the age of 70, or 2) has attained the age of 60 and is fully retired from the profession or unable to continue working in the profession. Members’ Emeritus receive the same benefits as AIA members but now have emeritus status without the customary membership fees.  Eligible AIA members can visit the AIA national web site to obtain an emeritus member application form.

Learn more about becoming an AIA Member Emeritus

Membership Dues

Both architect and associate members pay membership dues that combine national, state and local dues.


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