AIA Member Guide

ABOUT AIA – Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing.


AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.

Your passion, our purpose

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The value of architecture is evolving rapidly as more and more fields recognize the importance of the built environment in addressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. You’re an important part of this work and we’re here to support you along the way. AIA provides 94,000 members with the community, advocacy, and knowledge they need to drive positive change through the power of design.

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Membership in AIA signifies that you adhere to a professional code of ethics and share a common goal to build a better world for all people and is important to clients, peers and partner architecture firms.

Stay informed with a free monthly subscription to ARCHITECT magazine and AIA Architect, our bi-weekly e-newsletter.

Get connected

Instantly connect with 94,000 architecture professionals and develop new contacts, opportunities, skills and influence through networking, continuing education, mentoring and leadership opportunities.

AIA KnowledgeNet gives you access to the collective knowledge of thousands of members, a space to conduct discussions, find best practices and meet other design professionals.

Get engaged

Members receive discounts on AIA Contract Documents, the most widely accepted standard form documents in the industry, prepared by the AIA in collaboration with owners, contractors, attorneys, architects and engineers to help you conduct construction-based business efficiently and effectively.

Get ahead

Shape your strategies with AIA research and market intelligence. And take your career and/or firm to the next level with AIA’s practice tools and resources.

Take advantage of insurance and financial programs—plus a host of free practice tools and resources—all designed to meet the needs of individuals and small firms and available to AIA members through the AIA Trust.

2020 Membership Registration Forms

Allied Membership Application

Architect Application

Architect to Emeritus Application

Associate Application

Associate to Architect Application

Associate New Graduate

International Associate Application

National Allied Membership Application

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