The AIA is an influential community of 88,000 architects and design professionals seeking to advance their careers and promote the value of architecture. The AIA is an unparalleled source for peer networking, knowledge development, advocacy, community service, and recognition, leading to better career opportunities and greater influence in the global marketplace for our members.
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. Joining the AIA is a valuable investment in your career and profession.
Joining AIABaltimore connects you to the third oldest chapter in the nation with over 1,100 members. View the AIA Resource Guide (PDF) for more benefits information.
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Architect Membership (AIA)
Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for Architect membership.
Associate Membership (Assoc. AIA)
Associate AIA 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
- Faculty member in a university program in architecture
Associate Membership: New Graduate
AIA National offers two membership paths for both recent NAAB and non-NAAB graduates.
Associate Membership: International (Int’l Assoc. AIA)
Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership.
Emeritus membership is open to any AIA or Assoc. AIA member who has maintained membership for 15 successive years immediately prior to application, is 70 or old and has retired from the profession of architecture, or incapacitated and unable to work in the profession. Contact Ally Lancaster if you are seeking Emeritus Status and meet the requirements.
Architecture Firm Membership
Membership is available to firms with at least one AIA licensed architect.
Allied Membership & Annual Sponsorship
Membership and annual sponsorship opportunities available to non-architecture firms specializing in areas related to architecture or design.