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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, more than 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

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Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for architect membership.
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ALLIED Members


Individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture, but share an interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast, are eligible for a North Carolina Allied membership. Learn More >> 
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I have been a member of the AIA for 15 successive years and I am 70 years of age and am fully retired or incapacitated and unable to work in the architecture profession. Learn more>>  Download Application>>

 Upgrade Your Membership

I have recently become a licensed architect and would like to change my membership status from Assoc. AIA to AIA.  Download Application>>



Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: professional degree in architecture; currently work under the supervision of an architect; currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure; or faculty member in a university program in architecture. 
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Eligibility for Associates: New Graduates

Individuals who have graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school during the 2013-2014 academic years (NAAB Degree Holders). 
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Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership. 
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Transfer Membership

At the written request of a member, the Institute shall transfer the member’s assignment from one chapter to another provided that the transferring member either lives or works within the territory of the new chapter. Download Application>>

Dues Installment Plan

All renewing members are eligible to participate in the 2015 Dues Installment Program. Enroll no later than April 30, and pay your membership dues in up to six monthly installments. 2015 membership dues must be paid in full by June 30, 2015. Learn more>>