Associate Membership: AIA New Mexico

Benefits for Associates and Emerging Professionals

Associates and EPs

Why join AIA New Mexico?

If you are an individual on track for licensure while either in school or employed, participating in career responsibilities recognized by licensing authorities as constituting credit toward licensure (intern architect), under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity, a faculty member in a university program in architecture or hold a professional degree in architecture, you are eligible to join the AIA as an Associate member.

Joining the AIA can greatly assist you in your professional development. Whether it’s assistance with the licensing process through group study sessions, study materials or seminars to networking with peers and industry leaders, AIA can help. More information below:

Grow Your Professional Network and Gain Knowledge

It’s important to get involved and get away from your desk

Monthly EP Meeting: Connect, learn, etc…. Get on Evan Berger’s e-mail list for updates and more info.

Mock Bid Night

A joint effort between AIA NM Associates and YAF, Mock Bid Night is a live example of the bid process. We work with Bradbury Stamm Construction to practice this important skill in a low risk environment. And, we have some fun.

Let’s Get Social

New Mexico is a geographically large state, but we still want to keep in touch. One of our goals is to bridge communication between Associates + EP’s, so we can all share experiences and learn together.

AIA New Mexico Associates + EP’s Facebook Group

AIA New Mexico Emerging Professionals Blog Find out what Associates are up to throughout the state, and be a contributor! Have something to contribute: contact Ashley Hartshorn.

AIA New Mexico’s local chapters also hold various events throughout the year to give Associates a chance to get to know each other and their colleagues. From bar nights to lunch and learns and many more, there is always something to offer. Find more information about upcoming events on their calendars.

Working on AXP or the ARE’s? We can help!

For questions and guidance, contact New Mexico’s Licensing Advisor, Evan Berger. Get on his e-mail list so you stay up-to-date on upcoming EP events, including our annual Jet Pack Seminar and Architrivia events.

SOAR HIGHER | EP Career Jet Pack

Jump Start Your Career and Never Look Back!

Attendees will use our Jet Pack to propel through the AXP in a compressed timeframe, fly through the ARE with ease, and sail right past the administrative swamp.

Our Jet Pack seminar begins with a morning presentation covering ways to attain AXP credits when not employed, ways to gain even more credits while employed, and then transitions to the ARE's and discuss available study materials. During the second part of the day we identify your study style and look at ways to leverage study strategies. We even go through practice questions together to familiarize you with what to expect on test day. We end the day with a panel of 3 professionals who will motivate you and field any questions you may have. More of the day's activities and topics to be discussed include:

  • Ground Zero – Register as an exam candidate with the NMBEA
  • Motivating Yourself – Conquering the AXP mountain and leveraging your study style
  • Getting Going – Practice exams and new question types
  • Know Your Worth – AIA compensation report, seeing just why licensure is important


A joint effort between AIA NM Associates and YAF, Architrivia is a fun way to study, or just refresh your memory…

Local chapters resources and benefits for ARE candidates:

  • AIA Albuquerque offers a study material library, free to members.
  • AIA Santa Fe offers a study material library, free to members; as well as a Scholarship fund that reimburses an ARE candidate for each passed exam.
  • If you can't get to AIA Albuquerque or AIA Santa Fe Evan Berger will mail you FREE study materials

And don’t forget your first and best source for AXP/ARE information, NCARB.



Ready to join?

We’re ready to welcome you! Other than the benefits listed above, and additional ones provided by AIA National, all new AIA members receive FREE registration to the upcoming AIA National Convention.

A’20 | Los Angeles

Join the AIA now and receive 18 months of membership for FREE! AIA New Mexico extends this special offer to individuals who have graduated with a degree in architecture from an accredited school of architecture. Eligible individuals must provide a copy of their diploma with their application. This offer provides qualified individuals up to 18 months of FREE membership at all three levels: national, state, and local. Apply now!

International Associates

If you are an individual who is licensed to practice architecture in a country other than the United States, you are eligible to become an International Associate AIA member. International associate members may use the International Assoc. AIA credential which recognizes them as individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in another country other than the United States.

Transferring to New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico! We look forward to meeting you. Please transfer your membership and join us!

Newly Licensed

Congratulations on becoming licensed! To upgrade your membership from Associate to Professional and learn about our Step Dues Program, please contact Noreen Kramme.

New Mexico Board of Examiners for Architects

The Board of Examiners for Architects is charged with safeguarding life, health, and property and promoting the public welfare by reviewing evidence of professional qualification of any person applying to practice architecture in this state. The agency has the additional duty to regulate the architectural profession and otherwise enforce the N.M. Architectural Act.

AIA Emerging Professionals

Refer to the AIA National website for in-depth resources about

  • Continuing Education--track available courses on trending topics and utilize our transcript service
  • Knowledge Communities​--Connect, discuss and share your knowledge in 20+ interest areas
  • Targeted resources in the "Center for Emerging Professionals"--including licensure information, support for architecture students, and information for newly licensed architects
  • Scholarships & Grants--Information on Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

AIA National Associates Committee

The National Associates Committee is dedicated to representing and advocating for AIA’s associate members in AIA’s national, regional, state and local chapters. Associate members automatically become part of the AIA KnowledgeNet community.

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