National Allied Individual membership


Those with established professional reputations who are registered to practice their professions where such requirements exist, or persons who are employed outside of architectural practice but are involved in positions allied to the field of architecture.

Individual Allied members may include engineers, planners, landscape architects, sculptors, muralists, artists, and others in government, education, journalism, manufacturing, industry and/or other fields allied to architecture.

National Allied membership is at the national level only. For local or state allied or affiliate membership, contact the nearest AIA component.

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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 >

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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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