Membership Benefits

What the AIA can do for you

As your professional organization, the most important service the AIA provides is unifying the efforts of individuals and firms to improve our professional environment. We do this at local, state and national levels through proactive legislation and public awareness campaigns.

The AIA also provides continuing education timely information to give the AIA Architect a competitive advantage in the market place.

Finally, the AIA offers individuals the opportunity to network with other architects, elected officials, community leaders and allied professionals.

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AIA Architect – Leadership

Our numbers, abilities, and commitment define our success. Our creativity and teamwork make us effective. As AIA volunteers, we hone our leadership skills – directly transferable to our jobs. More of us doing more together will accomplish more for the profession.

Professional Advancement

Seminars and monthly programs covering design, business and technical issues to develop your skills and keep you abreast of current trends, timely issues and products.

Quick access and 10% discount on AIA documents and books related to business, codes, and theory through the AIABaltimore Bookstore.

Subscription to the AIABaltimore newsletter and AIArchitect (weekly electronic), which include important information about issues and events.

Directory and website listing of individual members and firm profiles. Firm links.

Assistance for young professionals through ARE/IDP and ART seminars; economical Classified Ads in our monthly newsletter.

Architectural Record with timely information to help you succeed in the profession.

The AIA Trust offers insurance and benefit programs to serve as a risk management resource for members and components of the American Institute of Architects.

Public Awareness

Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, assuring clients and the public of the AIA Architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

Increased public awareness of architecture through our AIABaltimore annual Spring Lecture Series, Baltimore Architecture week events, gallery exhibits, bookstore fine art exhibits and special projects of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

Promotion of Quality-Based Selection process to local jurisdictions and institutions.

Assistance for start-up firms and sole practitioners through the Meet the Press program.

Liaison to other professional organizations and opportunities for networking and cooperation.

Recognition and promotion of member excellence through AIABaltimore Design Award Programs.

Special events with broad impact, affecting community development with design charrettes, public forums, town meetings and neighborhood advocacy.

Legislation and Business

Proactive legislative and regulatory activity at the local, state and national levels to protect the health, safety, and welfare of society.

Access to health insurance, retirement programs, and product/service discounts through national and local group affiliations: AIA Trust http://www.theaiatrust.com/

For more information on membership contact JeanMarie Krygowsi, AIA- membership@aiabalt.com / 410.625.2585.

About AIABaltimore

We are third oldest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and have over 1,100 members creating and advocating for great, sustainable design in Charm City!

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