AIA membership connects a community of professionals that share a passion for architecture.

Stay informed of ever-changing best practices in the design and construction industry, network with architects from the most knowledgeable and progressive firms,
and join the AIA’s efforts to improve neighborhoods through community out-reach, scholarships and mentoring.

Different memberships are available based on professional status.

AIA Architect

Individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in the United states are invited to be a part of the leading organization representing the interests of the profession, The American Institute of Architects.

  • One of the advantages of being a licensed architect member of the Institute is the use of the AIA credentials, identifying you as part of the community of architecture.

  • AIA members adhere to AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and are required to strengthen their knowledge of the profession through continuing education requirements.


AIA Associate

Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Recent graduate with a degree in architecture

  • Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working towards licensure,

  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture,

  • Faculty member in a University Architecture Program

Take advantage of Complimentary Membership for Recent Graduates
As the emerging leaders for the profession, associate members are encouraged to join AIA to expand your network and knowledge about the practice of architecture.