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AIA Member Benefits

AIA is where the architecture and design communities come together to share knowledge, gain expertise, get connected, and stay involved. An AIA membership connects you to this global community of over 95,000 professionals who share your passion for architecture, design, and the built environment. It also connects you to opportunities to mold the architecture profession, public policy, and practice.

Whether you’re an experienced architect or emerging professional, recent graduate, sole practitioner running your own practice or mentoring new architects or those seeking to become architects, architecture faculty, or those affiliated with architecture, AIA has tools and resources that support you at every stage.

Becoming a Member:

Join a community of 90,000+ members and let your clients know by including your AIA designation as a suffix to your name on business material.

Have access to resources like a monthly subscription to ARCHITECT magazine, discounted prices for Contract Documents, MasterSpec, the AIA Trust, and many more AIA products.


Develop new contacts, opportunities, skills, and influence through networking, continuing education, mentoring, and leadership opportunities through 260+ local, state, national, international chapters.

Connect topically with thousands of your peers with AIA’s Knowledge Communities. And don’t forget to check out the latest conversations on AIA’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Check out AIA’s 30+ award programs that celebrate diverse architectural accomplishments and careers.

Make a difference for your practice, your community, and your country by advocating for architects as part of the AIA Legislative Action Network.


Take courses online, anytime through AIAU—your online destination for curated continuing education. Plus, enjoy automatic updates to your AIA member transcript.

Architect members are required annually to complete 18 Learning Units (LU) from registered AIA/CES providers, 12 LUs must address health, safety, and welfare topics (HSW).

Streamline the hiring and job search process with confidential resume posting, online profile, and more through the AIA Career Center. You also save on job postings and find qualified candidates for your firm.

Engage with other members and provide leadership and guidance in areas that impact members in a broad range of areas.Participate in a national committee.

Plan to attend the AIA Conference on Architecture! It’s packed with industry-best continuing education, insider tours, visionary keynotes, and a dynamic expo floor. And, you may qualify for free conference registration as a new member. Restrictions apply. Also, attend an event at your local, state or international chapter.

Get ahead:

Prepare for your exams with an exclusive Associate member-only discount of video tutorials through AIA ARE™ Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles. You can also find local study groups and prep sessions, online study materials, and more.

Shape your strategies with AIA research and market intelligence. And take your career and/or firm to the next level with AIA’s practice tools and resources.