The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a unified voice for 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.

Contact the AIAVC to confirm current annual membership dues.

Architect: National – $265, State – $277, Local – $225
Associate: National – $114, State – $ 71, Local – $ 60
International Associate: National – $192, State – $ 71, Local – $60
Allied: $300

Architect Member (AIA)

To become an Architect Member, you must be a licensed architect in the United States. A copy of your license must be presented at the time of application. Once you become an Architect Member of the AIA, you may use the designation “AIA” after your name for as long as you maintain your membership.

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

An Associate Member is unlicensed to practice architecture in the United States, but meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Professional degree in architecture, or
  • Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working towards licensure, or
  • Currently working under the supervision of an architect, or
  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture.

Once you become an Associate AIA Member, you may use the title “Associate AIA” after your name.

International Associate Member (Int’l Assoc. AIA)

To become an International Associate Member you must be licensed to practice architecture in another country, and not licensed in the United States. You must provide a copy of your architecture license(s) when you apply for this membership category.

Allied Member

Allied AIA Membership is available to individuals working in professions affiliated with the field of architecture such as construction, engineering, law, interior design, lighting, architectural landscape, marketing and others. Licensed architects are not eligible for Allied Membership. Allied Membership provides local affiliation only (you will not receive national mailings).