Careers aren’t built on passion alone. Which is why the AIA is
so essential. When you join the AIA, it’s not just about putting the letters behind your name. It’s about placing the support of
an entire organization behind your career.
AIA Member Benefits:
Business and Career Development
AIA members may use the AIA credential with their name. AIA members also have the ability to use the AIA logo to illustrate their membership affiliation. (Some restrictions apply on logo usage.)
AIA Architect Finder
AIA members who operate their own firm are placed in an online database. Potential clients use Architect Finder to search for architects within their geographic area and by areas of specialization (e.g., residential design, sustainable design).
AIA Career Center
You can find professional and internship opportunities throughout the nation to advance your career or your practice. Firms and other employers can post jobs instantly, search resumes, and choose from thousands of highly qualified candidates.
This AIA Media Relations Support Center is intended to be a robust tool to aid you in implementing effective media relations efforts in your local and regional markets.
AIA Local and State Chapters
Almost 300 state and local chapters serve AIA members around the country. Through interaction with your local chapter, you receive numerous opportunities to build your professional network of peers and influence issues that affect your business locally and at the state level.
The AIA social networking platform emphasizes member to member communication: blogs, discussion forums, and professional resources authored by members.
AIA Knowledge Communities
Knowledge Communities are your opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals to learn, collaborate, and share ideas in areas of professional interest. 18 Knowledge Communities help to increase your understanding of a specific area of the profession, from sustainable design to technology in practice.
Develop key business contacts with industry professionals at national, state, and local conferences.
Through a robust continuing education program, AIA members stay current and competitive—whether it’s at the AIA National Convention or a workshop offered by one of almost 3,000 AIA certified education providers.
AIA CES Discovery
The CES records platform will display your transcript, help you find the best courses, and generally make your professional education journey a little easier.
The AIA and its members have developed a legislative agenda that calls on Congress and the Administration to pursue policies that will stimulate work for architects. When Congress recently proposed a tax increase on individuals and small businesses that form S Corporations, thousands of AIA members, speaking in a collective voice, succeeded in tabling the proposal in the Senate.
AIA Contract Documents
Members receive a discount of up to 30 percent when purchasing AIA Contract Documents software. AIA Contract Documents are recognized as the industry standard.
Keep up-to-date with the profession’s trends and issues with AIArchitect, our bi-weekly electronic newsletter. Membership also includes an annual print or digital subscription to ARCHITECT, the magazine of the AIA, and access to digital issues for EcoHome, eco-structure, and Residential Architect. Members can choose to have their print edition of ARCHITECT Magazine sent to a different individual, such as the local school of architecture or library. It’s easy to do. Please contact us by phone at 800-242-3837(option 2) and let us know you wish to donate your print edition of Architect Magazine.
AIA Compensation Report
Know your professional value by comparing your compensation performance regionally and nationally. A new compensation report will be available to members in 2011.
AIA Advantage and Exclusive Discounts
Save on beneficial products and services offered through strategic partnerships with companies such as Dell, UPS, and Bank of America. All of the services you need to keep your business running more efficiently. Keep current with savings on professional resource materials at the AIA Store.
The AIA Trust serves members in areas essential to your livelihood as a professional. Legal services are just some of the programs it offers.