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Become a Member

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

Membership benefits

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.