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Join AIA as an Architect member

Open to architects licensed in the U.S.

Join AIA as an Architect member and you'll be instantly connected to the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals. That's more than 94,000 members tackling society's most urgent issues, like climate change and inequities in the built environment. You'll join a community committed to advancing best practices in architecture while promoting climate action and racial and gender equity in our industry and beyond. Raise your voice and design a better world with the AIA community.

Architect membership is open to architects licensed in the U.S.

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. Members-only resources, like the industry's premier job board 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 specification in the industry. AIA Trust allows you to outsource insurance, HR, transition planning, and more so you can focus on your projects and your clients. AIA Knowledge Communities connect you virtually with leaders in 21 practice areas.

Supporting our profession & the world

AIA membership gives you an 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. Though leadership gives you the 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, 2020 and is available through April 30, 2021.  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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