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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today's market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. We invite you to become a member today. Please select your membership category from among the following descriptions.

Architect Member (AIA)

Must be a licensed architect in the United States. A copy of the applicant's license must be presented at the time of application. Architect members may use the designation "AIA" after their name and are required to earn 18 learning units per year to maintain their membership.
Architect Membership Application (U.S. resident) (PDF)

New Graduate Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

Free Associate AIA membership for up to 1.5 years after graduation. Now open to graduates of non-NAAB programs who meet certain criteria.
* Currently work under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related to the practice of architecture, and
* Recently graduated with a non-NAAB Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree within approximately the past 1-18 months
* Currently work under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related to the practice of architecture, and
* Currently enrolled or participating in circumstances recognized by licensing authorities as constituting credit towards architectural licensure
Please visit AIA National site for more information
Graduate Membership Application NAAB Degree Holders (PDF)
Graduate Membership Application Non-NAAB Degree Holders (PDF)

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

An Associate AIA member and may use the title "Associate AIA" after their name. An Associate is unlicensed to practice architecture in the United States, but meets one or more of the following criteria:
* Recent graduate with a degree in architecture, or
* Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working towards licensure, or
* Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture, or
* Faculty member in a university program in architecture.
Associate Membership Application (U.S. resident) (PDF)

International Associate Architect Member (Int'l Assoc. AIA)

These members are licensed to practice architecture in another country, and not licensed in the United States. Please provide a copy of your architecture license(s) when you apply for this membership category.
International Associate Membership Application (U.S. resident) (PDF)

Allied Affiliate Member

Open to individuals working in professions affiliated with the field of architecture such as construction, engineering, law, interior design, marketing and others. Licensed architects are not eligible for Allied Affiliate membership. Provides local affiliation only (you will not receive national mailings).
Allied Affiliate Application


Student members are currently enrolled in an architecture or architecture-related program at a local institution.
Graduate Membership Application (PDF)

Emeritus Membership Elevation Form

Applies to an emeritus membership elevation (for architects, associates).
Emeritus Membership Elevation Application (PDF)