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Instantly expand your support network by more than 85,000 colleagues.

Join today and gain from the most valuable professional resource available.

Eligibility for National Allied Membership

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.

National Allied Individual Member Benefits

Become a member of the AIA and instantly expand your support network by more than 85,000 colleagues, a valuable professional resource to draw upon, and a powerful, collective voice to advocate for a stronger economic climate for architects nationwide. AIA membership is an essential investment in your own future at every stage of your career.

Here are just some of the benefits you'll have as a member:

More Support

  • Access a range of expertise through a peer network of more than 85,000 colleagues.
  • Attend events, activities, and network through the national component demonstrate leadership skills and raise the visibility of your firms contribution to the profession.
  • Signify that you adhere to a professional code of ethics and share a common goal to build better a better world for all people.
  • AIA Contract Documents, the most widely accepted standard form documents in the industry, prepared by the AIA in collaboration with owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, and engineers, to help you conduct construction-based business efficiently and effectively; available to members at a discount.

More Knowledge

  • Continuing education through CES Discovery helps keep your insights and solutions top of mind as through valuable education courses AIA architects need.
  • More than 20 Knowledge Communities, professional interest groups, that enable you to build a peer network of colleagues who share your interests and practice specializations.
  • AIA KnowledgeNet gives you access to the collective knowledge of thousands of members; a space to conduct discussion, find best practices, and get to know other design professionals
  • Market Research, economic analysis, and business insights through:
    •  The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a leading economic indicator of the health of the construction industry
    • The Home Designs Trend Survey, a quarterly analysis of trends
    • The Foresight Report, research on key current and emerging trends affecting the profession
    • An Architects Guide to the Energy Retrofit Market
    • The Compensation Report, a salary survey of 39 firm positions
  • Subscriptions to AIArchitect e-newsletter covering news, practice and key trends; ARCHITECT, the official magazine of the AIA; plus digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and EcoStructure.

More Resources

  • AIA Trust protection through professional liability, term life, and other insurance coverage.
  • AIA Career Center, the premier electronic recruitment resource where you can post opportunities at a discount or find opportunities for free.

The sooner you become a member, the sooner you will be able to experience everything that your professional association has to offer.

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Complete your AIA membership by December 31, 2015, and be entered to win one prize package including free registration, airfare, and lodging to the AIA Convention 2016 for two in Philadelphia.*

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Dues Installment Plan

All newly joining members are eligible to participate in the 2015 Dues Installment Program. Enroll no later than April 30, and pay your membership dues in up to six monthly installments. 2016 membership dues must be paid in full by June 30, 2016. 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.

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