Joining the American Institute of Architects automatically connects you to passionate architecture professionals worldwide. With AIA, a world of resources at your fingertips and career support is unmatched. Find out which membership type is the right one for you and understand how you will benefit from being a member.
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Incentives and Promotions
Free membership for up to 18 months*
Graduates of accredited schools of architecture may receive complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months after graduation. Non-NAAB degree holders or individuals enrolled in an AXP Program Working under an Architect’s Supervision may also be eligible for Up to 18 months complimentary membership.
You may receive free membership with the AIA for up to 18 months. This promotion begins upon the date of graduation* and not your join date (e.g., a June 2020 graduate who joins in June 2021 receives complimentary membership through December 31, 2021). This incentive is offered one-time only and can be redeemed after earning either an eligible undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or post-graduate degree.
Your membership will be at the Associate level until you receive full licensure and have the opportunity to become an architect member. Please note that the AIA is a three-tiered organization. Although your membership is at the national, state, and local levels, this promotional offer applies only to dues for the national component. Some local and state AIA chapters charge a nominal membership fee. For questions regarding your local or state chapter, call (800) 242 3837, option 2.
Free A’20 registration
New members joining after June 9, 2019 may be eligible for complimentary registration to A’20, the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020 from May 14-16, 2020 in Los Angeles. Restrictions apply. Learn more >
Dues Installment Program
Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments with our Dues Installment Program. Enrollment begins October 1, 2019 and is available through April 30, 2020. Learn more >
In addition to a growing network of passionate design professionals, AIA members receive business tools, such as best practices, to help you manage your business more effectively and the following exciting benefits:
- AIA Trust protection through professional liability, term life, and other insurance coverage.
- AIA Career Center and Georgia Career Center, the premier electronic recruitment resource where you can post opportunities at a discount or find opportunities for free.
- Architect Finder, an online directory where you can create a detailed profile for your firm, and potential clients can connect with you directly.
- AIA Advantage discounts on Store Products and services such as shipping, credit cards, technology, and more.