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Awards: 2005 Institute Honor Award for Architecture
Recipient: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
Project: Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarter; McLean, Va.
Client: Gannett Company; McLean, Va.
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.

Since 1857 the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, more than 83,500 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

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)
Individuals licensed to practice architecture in a U.S. state or territory.
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Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

Assoc. AIA is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Recent graduate with a degree in architecture (special offer, learn more)
  • Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure
  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture
  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture

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International Associate Architect Member (Int'l Assoc. AIA)
Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority.
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Allied Individual Member

Individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture but share a special interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast.
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Cornerstone Partner
A special partnership is available for those companies that are either a building product manufacturer, service provider to architects, or trade association.
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