Become an AIA Atlanta member

Connect with over 94,000 professionals who share your passion for architecture.

Membership is an essential investment in your future at every stage of your career. Below are just some of the benefits you’ll have as a member.

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Membership benefits

  • 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.
  • Join our 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.
  • Subscribe to 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 over 90,000 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 to help create a more favorable environment in which to pursue your practice and career goals.
  • 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; available to members at a discount.
  • Continuing education with hundreds of approved education providers, plus course tracking and 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, salary surveys, economic analysis and business insights.
  • Subscriptions to AIA Architect e-newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT magazine.
  • AIA Trust protection through professional liability, term life, and other insurance coverage.
  • AIA Career Center, the premier electronic recruitment resource to 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.

Architect membership

Open to individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority.

Associate membership

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.

Associate New Graduation membership

Individuals who graduated from a NAAB-accredited program within the past 18 months, or those working under the supervision of an architect, are offered a complimentary 18-month membership.

AIA Atlanta Patron

Strategic partnerships open to businesses that share an interest in the built environment.

Membership incentives

New members receive complimentary registration for A’19 Conference on Architecture 2019 from June 6-8, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Offer is valid for first-time architect, associate, and international associate members who join June 23, 2018 through June 8, 2019 and former members whose memberships have lapsed for five years or more who rejoin the AIA June 23, 2018 through June 8, 2019.

Former members whose memberships lapsed for four years or less, local and national allied or affiliate members, and associate members who change status to architect membership are not eligible for this offer.

This offer is not transferable and is a one-time offer. This offer is not related to any other local or state AIA component recruitment, dues, or assessment requirements. Membership dues must be active to receive free conference registration.

Graduates of accredited schools of architecture receive complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months upon date of graduation. Non-NAAB degree holders or individuals enrolled in an AXP program working under an architect’s supervision may also be eligible for up to 18 months complimentary membership. This offer is not transferable and is a one-time offer only.

*Disclaimer. Up to 18 months estimate is based on graduating during May/June time frame.

Newly joining, rejoining, and renewing members may be eligible to participate in the 2019 Dues Installment Program. Enroll between October 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019 and pay your membership dues in up to six installments. The number of available installments are determined by when you enroll. 2019 membership dues enrolled in the dues installment program must be paid in full by June 30, 2019.

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