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
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
Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)
Assoc. AIA is open to individuals who meet one of the following
- Recent graduate with a degree in architecture (special offer,
- 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
International Associate Architect Member (Int'l Assoc.
Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a
non-U.S. licensing authority.
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.
A special partnership is available for those companies that are
either a building product manufacturer, service provider to
architects, or trade association.