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Connect with over 95,000 professionals with a shared passion for the built environment.

  • Sharpen your expertise with continuing education courses and Knowledge Communities
  • Attend free local networking events to build meaningful relationships
  • Connect with mentors and mentees within the profession
  • Develop leadership skills and discover new professional opportunities
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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.