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Staying current in your industry is critical to your work. Membership in the AIA makes it easy by providing a wide range of continuing education opportunities.

While you focus on the business of architecture, AIA supports you by influencing legislation at the local, state and national level.

Meet colleagues who share common challenges, opportunities, and interests and form relationships that will build your career.

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Careers aren’t built on passion alone. Which is why membership with 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.

There is a place for you with the AIA.

Membership Categories & Applications

Architect Member (AIA)

If you’re licensed to practice architecture in a U.S. state or territory, this is the best membership for you.

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(U.S. resident)

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

If you’re currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program and are working towards licensure, or you hold a degree in architecture and work under the supervision of an architect, or you’re a faculty member in a university architecture program and don’t hold a license to practice, then this is the best membership for you.

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(U.S. resident)

Recent Graduate

If you’re a recent graduate from architecture school, you may be eligible for free membership. Click here for more information.

International Associate Member (Int’l Assoc. AIA)

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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Allied Membership

Allied Members are professionals who contribute to and benefit from Virginia’s dynamic design and construction industry.  Learn more by contacting your Member Services Director, Cathy Guske, or (804) 237-1763.

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Membership News

  • Architects as Leaders

    Architects must “speak up” and be engaged in the public discourse that shapes our society, communities, and neighborhoods.

Professional Development News

  • ArchEx Call for Presentations

    Celebrating its 30th year, ArchEx has always strived to help push the profession forward. We are looking for exciting and engaging topics and speakers to make this historic ArchEx, a truly special one.

Government Advocacy News


Virginia Accord

  • The Virginia Accord

    Bringing together the planning and design disciplines to examine two key themes critical to the future — job creation and environmental sustainability — on Sept. 19-20, 2014 at the Virginia Accord.