Designing a better world together
AIA is a community, and much more. More than 94,000 strong, we are the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals. Our members share your passion for architecture and your desire to change the world through the power of design.
AIA is here to support your career, enhance your practice, and advance the architecture profession. As a member, you're connected to exclusive resources along with opportunities to drive real, transformative change. Together, we're tackling this generation's most urgent issues, from climate action to inequities in the built environment.
There is strength in numbers, and AIA is better with you. Join us and let's work together to design a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, just, and healthier world for everyone.
Find our which membership type is right for you.
Architect membership is open to individuals with an architectural license from a US licensing authority.
Associate membership is open to individuals who have a professional degree in architecture; work under the supervision of an architect; are enrolled in AXP; or a faculty member.
Associate New Graduates
Individuals who have graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school during the 2015-2016 academic years are eligible for this membership.
Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-US licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership.
National Allied Individuals
Individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture, but share an interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast, are eligible.
Current AIA membership incentives
FREE Let’s rally together to help those entering the job force in a difficult environment. Please share: New college graduates can get a free AIA membership for up to 18 months.