Membership Benefits

Are you interested in becoming a member?

When you become an AIA member, you’re immediately connected to benefits at the local, state, and national levels. That’s a global community of nearly 300 chapters, giving you access to critical resources across a diverse, influential network.

Membership Benefits:

Continuing Education

Shape your future with top-quality education from leaders in the field. You can earn AIA learning units (LUs) plus HSW, GBCI, and RIBA credits. You can also earn supplemental experience hours for NCARB’s Intern Development Program.


The AIA is your voice in policy and legislation at all levels of government. Our efforts, combined with the power of 85,000+ member advocates, help architects and design professionals protect their livelihood and make a difference.

Industry Research

Shape your business strategies with AIA research and market intelligence. Discover the latest practice trends and their impact on business and growth, see where the economy is heading, get compensation data for firm positions, and more.

Business and Career Resources

Establish a standout presence and take your career to the next level with AIA’s business and career resources. They’ll help you promote your work, make it easier to do business, and streamline the hiring and job search process.

New to the Profession

Over 21,000 of our members are young professionals, and more are joining every day. The AIA makes you a priority with resources to help you create your path and build your leadership skills.

AIA Convention

It’s one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, and the setting all come together for an experience that will supercharge your year.


Design excellence is revealed in many ways. The AIA’s 30+ award programs acknowledge and celebrate the diverse professional accomplishments and outstanding achievements of at every career stage.

Membership Discounts

Get exclusive discounts on the products and services you use most. You’ll save on Contract Documents, continuing education, master specifications, insurance, and more. Here’s an overview of the discounts you’ll enjoy as a member.


Stay on top of the field and what’s new at the AIA with free subscriptions to these publications. You may also subscribe to members-only publications through your state and local chapters. Please contact your chapter for more information.

For more information view the AIA Member Benefits Guide

AIA Trust—

Where Smart Architects Manage Risk

The AIA Trust is a free risk management resource, offering benefit programs and practice resources for AIA Members.

Explore this free practice resource available to AIA Members. Find the right coverage for yourself & your firms. Explore the trust by clicking on the banner below!


Upgrade Membership to Emeritus Status

If you have been an AIA (Architect or Associate) member for 15 successive years and you are 70 years old or incapacitated, you may be eligible to upgrade your membership to an Emeritus Subscriber Membership. This will result in much lower dues.

Please contact your chapter Executive Director for assistance.

AIA College of Fellows

AIA College of Fellows 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.

The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.

Are you seeking information about AIA Fellowship?
If you are searching for information about becoming a Fellow, see the Fellowship Web page.