Welcome to the profession.

As a young professional, joining the job market during difficult economic times can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be daunting. And you don’t have to take on the challenge alone. Membership with the AIA is a critical decision that can bolster your prospects with resources to keep you moving forward.

Take your future into your own hands. Start off with a network of more than 80,000 colleagues. Find the guidance you need by affiliating yourself with experienced professionals. Build the relationships that will help build your career.

Become a member when you graduate. Get your career going with the right connections.

As a 2012 graduate from an accredited school of architecture, you will qualify for complimentary AIA membership at the associate level through December 31, 2013.*


Free Membership for up to 18 Months: Join when you graduate and receive complimentary membership for up to 18 months. Join Now Download Membership Application Learn More From the AIA President Call or e-mail us with questions. 800-242-3837, option 2 or memberservices@aia.org

  The resources you need for the future you want.

Here are just some of the benefits you’ll have as an associate member:

bullet Events, activities, support, and networking opportunities through your state and local AIA component
bullet Intern Development Program (IDP) support, including help finding IDP coordinators and mentors
bullet Architect Registration Examination (ARE) study resources and instruction to support you on the path to licensure
bullet AIA Career Center assistance to find internship and professional opportunities
bullet The Emerging Professional's Companion, an online professional development tool through which you can gain credits toward IDP
bullet AIA Transcript to track continuing education taken from AIA continuing education providers. Each AIA learning unit is equal to one IDP Supplementary Experience training hour.
bullet National Associate Committee (NAC) programs, activities, and resources that ensure you have a strong voice within the AIA.
bullet AIA Knowledge Communities, which enable you to customize your membership and network with like-minded colleagues who share your specific interests.
bullet Subscriptions to AIArchitect, our bi-weekly newsletter, and ARCHITECT, the magazine of the AIA.
Engage, Connect, Succeed - From Emerging Professionals

"As an emerging professional trying to get licensed, that network of colleagues, that feeling of community, is really important—knowing there are resources and people to help me when I have questions, to help steer me in the right way."

– Haley Gipe, Assoc. AIA

"As an associate member, you have a lot to learn before you get licensed. The AIA is one of the best places to do that because they provide so many workshops and networking events to help you better yourself and get yourself closer to being an architect."

– Teagan Andres, Assoc. AIA

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  The AIA is committed to enriching and supporting every phase of your career. The sooner you become a member after you graduate, the sooner you will be able to experience everything that your professional association has to offer.   Seize the opportunity and see what happens.
DISCLAIMER *The AIA offers complimentary membership for 2012 graduates of accredited schools of architecture. Provide a copy of your diploma with your membership application, and you receive free membership with the AIA for up to 18 months. Note that this promotion begins upon date of graduation and not your join date (e.g., a June 2012 graduate receives complimentary membership through December 31, 2013). Your membership will be at the associate level until you receive full licensure and have the opportunity to become an architect member. Please note that the AIA is a three-tiered organization. Although your membership is at the national, state, and local levels, this promotional offer applies only to dues for the national component. Some local and state AIA chapters charge a nominal membership fee. For questions regarding your local chapter, call 800-242-3837, option 2.


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