Architect membership


Architect membership is open to individuals with an architectural license from a US licensing authority.

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When you join us you will let your clients, peers and employers know about your commitment to the profession and a code of ethics with the official AIA designation. You will also stay informed with a monthly subscription to ARCHITECT magazine and AIArchitect, our bi-weekly e-newsletter.

In addition, you enjoy discounts on Contract Documents, Online Continuing Educations through AIAU, specialized resources through the AIA Trust to protect your business, MasterSpec™, AIA Conference on Architecture and many more AIA products.

Get connected

As an Architect member you’ll join a network of over 90,000 architecture professionals worldwide. That means new contacts, opportunities, skills and influence through networking, continuing education, mentoring and leadership opportunities.

You can also join or start an AIA Knowledge Community to connect with others who share your passion and commitment to the profession. Celebrate design with AIA’s 30+ award programs that recognize architectural accomplishments and professional achievements. Make a difference by advocating for architects as a part of the AIA Legislative Action Network.

Get engaged

Meet your continuing education requirements with the help of AIAU—your online destination for curated continuing education. Plus, enjoy automatic updates to your free AIA member transcript.

Share your knowledge and take advantage of mentoring and leadership opportunities on a local, state, national or international committee in a broad range of areas.

Get ahead

As a member, take advantage of exclusive insurance, financial planning and practice tools through the AIA Trust. All of these resources have been developed specifically for small firms and sole practitioners.

Shape your strategies with AIA research and market intelligence including the bi-annual AIA Compensation Report, Firm Best Practices, Client Insights and much more. These resources have been developed by members for members.

Learn more about the benefits of an AIA membership >


Dues installment plan

All newly joining members are eligible to participate in the Dues Installment Program. Enroll no later than April 30, 2018 and pay your membership dues in up to six monthly installments. 2018 membership dues enrolled in the dues installment plan must be paid in full by June 30, 2018.

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.

Download a membership application.

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