AIA is a community, and much more. More than 94,000 strong, we are the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals. Our members share your passion for architecture and your desire to change the world through the power of design.

AIA is here to support your career, enhance your practice, and advance the architecture profession. As a member, you’re connected to exclusive resources along with opportunities to drive real, transformative change. Together, we’re tackling this generation’s most urgent issues, from climate action to inequities in the built environment.

There is strength in numbers, and AIA is better with you. Join us and let’s work together to design a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, just, and healthier world for everyone.

Membership Types

Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. Licensing authority are eligible for Architect membership (AIA).

Associate Membership (Assoc. AIA) is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: have a professional degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in AXP or equivalent activity, and/or are a faculty member in a university architecture program

New Graduate
Associate New Graduate membership is open to new architecture school grads for free for up to 18 months from the month of graduation.  If you have not earned a NAAB-accredited architecture degree, you could may still be eligible if working under the supervision of an architect.
Allied Member
Allied Membership is open to individual professionals within the architecture industry who are employed outside of architectural practice but are involved in positions related to the field including but not limited to engineers, planners, landscape architects, manufacturing, industry, education, and more.