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Join AIA as an Associate member

Open to architecture degree holders, those working under an architect or in AXP, or faculty.

Join AIA as an Associate member and be part of our mission to design a more sustainable, equitable world. Through your Associate membership, you'll join forces with more than 94,000 other members—the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals—who together are leveraging the power of design to advance climate action and racial and gender equity in our industry and beyond. Raise your voice and design a better world with the AIA community.

Associate membership is open to those who have a professional degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in AXP, or are a faculty member in a university architecture program.

Build the career you want

AIA provides the tools, education, support, and network to help you launch and thrive in your career. AIA chapters immediately connect you to our local architecture community, while leading architects and firms provide engaging opportunities for continuing education and AXP experience hours. Members-only resources, like the industry's premier job board, AIA's exclusive ARE prep resources, ArchiPrep, and our members-only designation empower you to reach your professional goals.

Optimize your architecture practice

Industry-best products provided by AIA—including a suite of market insights and reports, give your practice an edge and help you prepare for the future. AIA Contract Documents—industry-standard construction contracts—minimize your risk, while MasterSpec saves you time specifying projects with the most comprehensive master specifications in the industry. AIA Knowledge Communities connect you virtually with leaders in 21 practice areas.

Supporting our profession & the world

AIA membership gives you and important voice in the collective call to fight climate change and inequities in the built environment, and advance codes and policies that create a more sustainable, healthy, equitable, and just world. Thought leadership gives you exclusive insights into issues that face our profession today and what lies ahead, and campaigns at the local, national, and international levels offer a platform to influence change and create a better future together. 30+ AIA awards programs celebrate the best buildings and spaces and the people behind them.

There's so much we can accomplish together. Join AIA today and tap into the power of our community.

Join online or download a membership application.

Additional resources

Dues Installment Program

Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments with our Dues Installment Program. Enrollment begins October 1, 2021 and is available through April 30, 2022.  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.

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