International Associate membership


Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-US licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership.

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As a member, let your clients, peers and employers know about your commitment to the profession by utilizing the International Associate AIA designation.

AIA represents the global architectural community. We work behind the scenes with chapters, governments and NGO worldwide to craft policies that improve our profession worldwide.

Get connected

Whether you work and live in the US or abroad, it’s important to stay connected to our global community of over 90,000 members worldwide. As a member you will develop new contacts, opportunities, skills and influence through networking, continuing education, mentoring and leadership opportunities

Through our 21 specialized Knowledge Communities, you can share your thoughts, knowledge and experiences with like-minded professionals.

Get engaged

As a new member you may qualify for free registration to the annual 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. Eligibility terms and conditions apply.

Get ahead

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.

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.

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.

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