Career StagesMember Groups & Communities
The AIA makes it easy for you to connect with your colleagues—like-minded professionals who share your same interests.
To provide a seamless transition from education to practice, the AIA develops, coordinates, disseminates and provides support, events and activities for students, Associate AIA members, Young Architects, and Fellows of the AIA.
A collateral organization of the AIA, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has been the voice of students to the educational system and the profession of architecture and design in North America–and beyond. The association helps to build interest and enrich the educational experience of students (of all ages) and others in architecture and design.
Associate AIA Members
Connect with your peers who are on the pathway to licensure or exploring non-traditional careers. The National Associates Committee is dedicated to representing and advocating for Associates, both mainstream and non-traditional, in the national, regional, state, and local components of the AIA.
Young Architects Forum
Network with your newly licensed colleagues (licensed fewer than 10 years). The Young Architects Forum (YAF), a program of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the College of Fellows (COF), is organized to address issues of importance to recently licensed architects and focuses particularly on leadership, mentorship and fellowship within the profession.
College of Fellows
If you have been elevated to Fellowship, you can network with your College of Fellows colleagues. The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, and be of ever-increasing service to society.
Customize your membership with the AIA Knowledge Communities in your specific professional interest areas by updating your AIA.org Account. Joining these communities will help the AIA provide you with timely information on awards, research, industry news, programs and opportunities to network both in-person and online in your specific areas of interest. View a list of the current Knowledge Communities.
To help you get connected and enhance your personal and professional goals, the AIA has created several open networking groups to put you in touch with other professionals. Learn more about
Social Networking with the AIA including:
- Connect with all members; discuss and share information on AIA KnowledgeNet
- Share inspiring architecture images in flickr
- Develop professional contacts in LinkedIn and Facebook
- See what your colleagues are watching on the AIA channel in YouTube
- Get the latest updates on Twitter