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Join AIA as an International Associate member

Open to architects licensed outside the U.S.

AIA represents the international architectural community, and our mission to design a more sustainable, equitable world requires international participation. Join AIA as an International Associate member and you’ll join forces with more than 96,000 other members—the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals. Together we’re 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.

International Associate membership is open to individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-US licensing authority regardless of their current location. Individuals who have a license from a US-authority are not eligible for the International Associate membership.

Build the career you want

Through tools, education, support, and a robust network, AIA provides career support you won’t find anywhere else in the world. 200+ chapters, including 7 international chapters in Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East, 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 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 an important voice in the collective call to fight climate change and inequities in the built environment, and, stateside, 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 the AIA community.

Join online or download a membership application.

Additional resources

Dues installment program

Pay your dues in six monthly installments with our Dues Installment Program. Enroll between October 2022 and April 30, 2023.  

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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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