Member Benefits
The AIA Advances Your Profession — And Your Career
More than 80,000 of your colleagues have joined the AIA, because it provides the resources and the tools architects need to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace. Whether you are an intern or a firm principal, a sole practitioner or member of a large firm, a government employee, or a corporate architect, the AIA provides you with access to the information, knowledge, and experience you need to make your business decisions and set your professional agenda. 

Benefits of Membership 
Once you join the AIA, you will be entitled to these practice-enhancing benefits. You'll find that the value of AIA membership far exceeds your investment.

Attain recognition of your superior architectural standing by clients, colleagues, and the public from your use of the AIA insignia, personalized membership certificate, lapel pin, AIA print and broadcast advertising campaigns, and opportunities for design awards and leadership service 

Local and State Components
Local networking activities, educational seminars, and regional updates are available through local and state components.
As a member of AIA, you will have exclusive access to online information and services 24/7. Our membership portal allows you to tailor information you want and need about the AIA and the architectural profession for easy access enabling you to place all the Institute resources, documents, and Internet links that you use regularly at your fingertips for quick access.

AIA North Carolina Architect Finder
The AIANC Architect Finder is an online directory of architecture firms for your complete, planning, design and building needs. Clients and colleagues can contact you and providing you a resource for referrals or partnerships.

Educational Programs
Educational programs at the local, state, and national levels including online education, PIA programs, and AIA National and state conventions, keep you informed with the latest information and CES program offerings. These programs will help you stay up-to-date with your local licensing board Continuing Education Requirements and one step ahead of the competition.

Architectural Research 
Research needs to be fostered within a spirit of collaboration. This on-line resource is a way to increase collaboration across the practice and academic enterprises.

Marketplace Analysis
The AIA Economics and Market Research group provides AIA members with insights and analysis of the economic factors that shape the business of architecture.

Knowledge Communities
Much more than regional divisions, Knowledge Communities provide you with access to in-depth information, services, knowledge, and career needs for your particular areas of architectural practice. Many PIA's compile eNewsletters, which contain feature news briefs, competition and event updates, and insights on emerging trends in the design profession.

AIA's Career Center
If you are looking for a fulltime position, the AIA Career Center is a valuable resource for finding jobs advertised by the leading architecture firms in the country. To find qualifed employees, tap the Career Center's database of candidates. Employers posting ads can arrange for email notification of resumes that meet specific criteria. Jobs seekers do the same for positions that interest them. The AIA Career Center is the most cost-effective way to attract job candidates with precisely the skill sets employers need.

AIA Advantage Program
The AIA Advantage Program offers special services for you, your business and your family. Including financial, overnight and communications and computer services.

AIA Trust
Managing the Risks & Embracing the Benefits of Going Green: Design professionals and their clients find their world changing rapidly, especially as it relates to the benefits and risks of sustainability. In order to manage successfully the new laws, the new products, and the new expectations from clients, the AIA Trust offers these tools to AIA Members to help you evaluate the benefits and reduce your risks and suggests members seek competent legal counsel.

AIA Government Affairs
AIA Government Affairs activities provide a voice for the architectural professional that reaches Capitol Hill, your state legislature, and your city council. Government at all levels can affect you, your livelihood, and how you practice architecture. Government Affairs fights for fair laws and regulations regarding the built environment, promotes design and construction industry leadership, and advocates the vital role architects play in creating livable communities.

The American Architectural Foundation
The Foundation works to improve the designed environment by fostering greater public awareness and public stewardship of America's architectural heritage.

Start the membership application process by visiting the Membership Home Page  to download your application and return it to AIA North Carolina.
 For more information, please contact AIA North Carolina at (919)833-6656.