Associate Membership

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Associate membership is open to individuals 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 program in architecture.

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Make it official

Members can let their clients know about their commitment to the profession by utilizing the appropriate AIA designation in their business materials: AIA, Assoc. AIA, or Intl. Assoc. AIA.

Stay informed

Members receive a monthly subscription to ARCHITECT magazine and AIArchitect, a bi-weekly e-newsletter.

Member Discounts

Members save on Contract Documents, MasterSpec™, AIA Conference on Architecture and many more AIA products.

Get Connected

Embrace the network

Develop new contacts, opportunities, skills and influence through networking, continuing education, mentoring and leadership opportunities

Join the conversation

Connect topically with thousands of your peers with AIA’s Knowledge Communities. And don’t forget to check out the latest conversations on AIA’s social media networks.

Celebrate design

AIA’s 30+ award programs celebrate diverse architectural accomplishments and professional achievements.

Be an advocate

Make a difference for your practice, your community and your country by advocating for architects as a part of the AIA Legislative Action Network.

Get engaged

Sharpen your skills

Take online courses at member rates through AIAU—your online destination for curated continuing education. Plus, enjoy automatic updates to your AIA member transcript.

Find new job opportunities and candidates

Streamline the hiring and job search process with confidential resume posting, online profiles, and more. Members save on job postings and find qualified candidates for their firm.

Supercharge your year

Plan to attend AIA Conference on Architecture, the architecture and design event of the year! It’s packed with industry-best continuing education, insider tours, visionary keynotes, and a dynamic expo floor. And, registration is free for new members. Eligibility terms and conditions apply.

Get ahead

Get licensed

Prepare for the ARE® with exclusive members-only discounts on video tutorials through AIA ARE® Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles tutorials.

Boost your business

Shape your strategies with AIA research and market intelligence. And take your career and/or firm to the next level with AIA’s practice tools and resources.

Protect your gains

Take advantage of insurance and financial programs—plus a host of free practice tools and resources—all designed to meet the needs of individuals and small firms and available to AIA members through the AIA Trust.

Invest in your future

AIA is where the architecture and design community come together to share knowledge, expertise, and get involved. We’re excited to have you join us. And we look forward to supporting—and celebrating—your work.


Free A'17 registration

New members receive complimentary registration for the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida April 27-29.

Offer is valid only for first-time new architect, associate, and international associate members who join; and lapsed members (five years or more) who rejoin the AIA between May 22, 2016 and April 29, 2017. Lapsed (four years or less), local, and national allied or affiliate members, and associate members who upgrade membership to architect are not eligible for this offer. This offer is not transferable and is a one-time offer. This offer is not related to any other local or state AIA component recruitment, dues, or assessment requirements. Membership dues must be paid in full to receive convention registration.

Dues installment plan

All newly joining members are eligible to participate in the 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.

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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