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Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: professional degree in architecture; currently work under the supervision of an architect; currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure; or faculty member in a university program in architecture.
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Eligibility for Associates: New Graduates
Individuals who have graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school during the 2015-2016 academic years. Learn More >>
Individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture, but share an interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast, are eligible for National Allied membership. Your membership is at the national level. For local or state membership, contact your closest component. Learn More >>
Free Convention Registration *
New members receive complimentary registration for the 2017 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Orlando, Florida April 27 - 29.
Free Membership for Up to 18 Months **
New Graduates Receive Free AIA Membership for Up to 18 Months Graduates of accredited schools of architecture receive complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months after graduation. Non-NAAB Degree Holders or Individuals Enrolled in an IDP Program Working under an Architect's Supervision may also be eligible for Up to 18 months complimentary membership. Learn More
Dues Installment Plan
All newly joining members are eligible to participate in the 2017 Dues Installment Program. Enroll no later than April 30, and pay your membership dues in up to six monthly installments. 2017 membership dues enrolled in the dues installment plan must be paid in full by June 30, 2017. Learn more.
Tax Deductible Dues Statement
For state and federal income tax purposes, payments to the AIA and its components are generally deductible as trade or business expenses—except for the percentage spent on lobbying federal or state governments. Consult a tax professional to determine the appropriate tax treatment of your dues.