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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, more than 94,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.


Membership Categories

Whether you are an Architect, Intern, or Designer you are invited to join The American Institute of Architects in one of these categories:


Architect Member (AIA)

Individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in the United States are invited to be a part of the leading organization representing the interests of the profession, The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

One of the advantages of being a licensed architect member of the Institute is the use of the AIA credentials, identifying you as part of the community of architecture. AIA members adhere to AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and are required to strengthen their knowledge of the profession through continuing education requirements. Learn more...

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Recent graduate with a degree in architecture, or
  • Currently enrolled in the Architecural ExperienceProgram (AXP) and working towards licensure, or
  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture, or
  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture.

    Learn more...

Take advantage of complimentary membership for recent graduates. Click here for details.

As the emerging leaders for the profession, associate members are encouraged to join AIA to expand your network and knowledge about the practice of architecture.

International Associate Architect Member (Int'l Assoc. AIA)

Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. Licensing authority are eligible to join as an Int'l Assoc. AIA. In addition to the many benefits of joining the AIA, international members residing locally can take advantage of the many networking and educational opportunities offered by AIA Queens. Learn more...

New Members Print and Fill out Applications below and Join Today: 2010 AIA Member Application_US Resident or 2010 AIA Member Application_Non-U.S. Resident

Or...Join Online Now at the AIA NYS website. Scroll down to read about our different membership categories. Decide which membership category is appropriate for you and then join online using AIA Nationals new secure application process. Or, if you prefer, download the application, complete it, and send it to AIA National.

 Interested? Email to confirm exact rates depending on your status/year and to obtain an application for 2010 membership.

AIA & Assoc. AIA Renew Online Today!

Renew Online Today! AIA and Assoc. AIA can renew their membership online at the AIA National website. The American Institute of Architects would not be where it is today without its valuable members—and that includes you! Remain connected to the organization you have helped build. Your valued membership strengthens the architecture profession’s collective voice. For printable applications scroll down to Architect Member.

Lapsed Members

Is your membership lapsed? (Former) AIA members who did not renew their membership by March 31, 2010 are now lapsed. Lapsed architect members no longer have the right to use the AIA (or Associate AIA designation for associate members).  If you are a past member, please consider reinstating your membership and rejoining our chapter!

Recently Registered Architects

Please fill out this form if you have recently passed your ARE. 

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