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Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: professional degree in architecture; currently work under the supervision of an architect; currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure; or faculty member in a university program in architecture.
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Eligibility for Associates: New Graduates
Individuals who have graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school during the 2014-2015 academic years. Learn More >>
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 National Allied membership. Your membership is at the national level. For local or state membership, contact your closest component. Learn More >>
Tax Deductible Dues Statement
For state and federal income tax purposes, payments to the AIA and its components are generally deductible as trade or business expenses—except for the percentage spent on lobbying federal or state governments. Consult a tax professional to determine the appropriate tax treatment of your dues.