Expand Your Network

Instantly expand your support network by nearly 1,700 colleagues locally and 88,000 nationally. Membership is an essential investment in your future at every stage of your career. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll have as a member:

  • Access a range of expertise through a peer network of nearly 1,700 colleagues in the Metro-Atlanta area.
  • Attend local networking and continuing education events hosted by AIA Atlanta and our partners.
  • Join one of our numerous programs and Knowledge Communities to gain leadership skills and help raise the visibility of the profession in your community.
  • Gain recognition and media exposure for your work by submitting to the annual Residential Design Awards.
  • Receive our biweekly Week by Week membership e-newsletter and our monthly continuing education e-newsletter.
  • Access a range of expertise through a peer network of nearly 88,000 colleagues.
  • Signify that as an AIA architect you adhere to a professional code of ethics and share a common goal to build better a better world for all people.
  • Public policies through a Government Advocacy legislative agenda that help create a more favorable environment in which to pursue your practice and career goals, such as starting a firm.
  • AIA Contract Documents™, the most widely accepted standard form documents in the industry, prepared by the AIA in collaboration with owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, and engineers, to help you conduct construction-based business efficiently and effectively; available to members at a discount.
  • Continuing education through CES Discovery keeps you on track with thousands of education courses through hundreds of approved education providers. Plus, on-demand access to your transcript.
  • AIA KnowledgeNet gives you access to collective knowledge of thousands of members; a space to conduct discussions, find best practices, and get to know other design professionals.
  • Market Research and economic analysis and business insights through:The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a leading economic indicator of the health of the construction industry; The Home Designs Trend Survey, a quarterly analysis of trends; The Foresight Report, research on key current and emerging trends affecting the profession; An Architect’s Guide to the Energy Retrofit Market; and The Compensation Report, a salary survey of 39 firm positions.
  • Subscriptions to AIA Architect e-newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT, the official magazine of the AIA.
  • AIA Trust protection through professional liability, term life, and other insurance coverage.
  • AIA Career Center, the premier electronic recruitment resource where you can post opportunities at a discount or find opportunities for free.
  • Architect Finder, an online directory where you can create a detailed profile for your firm, and potential clients can connect with you directly.
  • AIA Advantage discounts on products and services such as shipping, credit cards, technology, and more.
  • Business Tools, such as best practices, to help you manage your business more effectively.
  • Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct

Membership Types

Membership is tri-level, with local applicants also being required to join at the national and state levels. Join now as a registered architect, associate, or student.

Open to architects licensed by a U.S. licensing authority. Learn more >

Open to individuals with a professional degree in architecture, those working under an architect’s supervision or enrolled in the Intern Development Program and on a path to a license. This category is also open to faculty members working in university architect programs. Learn more >

Graduates are offered complimentary AIA membership for up to 18 months. Eligible are individuals who graduated from an NAAB accredited program within the past 18 months or those working under the supervision of an architect. Learn more >

Allied members. Open to professional colleagues and design enthusiasts. Learn more >


Important Dates

January to March 2017
Return completed application with 2017 dues payment and proof of license (if applicable).

April to June 2017
Return completed application with 75% of 2017 dues amount indicated and proof of license (if applicable)

July to September 2017
Return completed application with 50% of 2017 dues amount indicated and proof of license (if applicable)

October to December 2017
“15 for 12” special begins: Join now and your dues are good through December 2018