Become an AIA Member!


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural 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 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

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Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for architect membership.
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ALLIED Members


Individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture, but share an interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast, are eligible for a North Carolina Allied membership. Learn More >> 
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I have been a member of the AIA for 15 successive years and I am 70 years of age and am fully retired or incapacitated and unable to work in the architecture profession. Learn more>>  

 Upgrade Your Membership

I have recently become a licensed architect and would like to change my membership status from Assoc. AIA to AIA.  



Associate membership is open to individuals with a professional degree in architecture, those working under an architect’s supervision or enrolled in the Intern Development Program and on a path to a license. This category is also open to faculty members working in university architect programs
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Eligibility for Associates: New Graduates

Graduates are offered complimentary AIA membership for up to 18 months. Eligible are individuals who graduated from an NAAB accredited program within the past 18 months, or those working under the supervision of an architect. 
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Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership. 
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Transfer Membership

At the written request of a member, the Institute shall transfer the member’s assignment from one chapter to another provided that the transferring member either lives or works within the territory of the new chapter. 

Dues Installment Plan

All renewing members are eligible to participate in the 2018 Dues Installment Program. Enroll no later than April 30, and pay your membership dues in up to six monthly installments. Learn more>>