Membership Categories & Applications

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Architect Member (AIA)

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

Join Online | Download the 2022 Architect Membership Application

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • A professional degree in architecture
  • work under the supervision of an architect
  • Are enrolled in AXP
  • Or are a faculty member in a university program in architecture.

Join Online | Download the 2022 Associate Membership Application

Associate New Graduate

Individuals who have graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school are eligible for up to 18 months of free membership upon graduation.

Application for Associates / New Graduates: NAAB Degree Holders only
Application for Associates / New Graduates: Non-NAAB Degree Holders only

International Associate membership

Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-US licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership.

Join Online | Download the 2022 International Associate Membership Application


Are you retired? Change from Architect to Emeritus. Download an application

AIA Virginia Unassigned Member

Unassigned membership in AIA Virginia is available to any Architect or Associate member with current membership in good standing in an assigned chapter of the American Institute of Architects, as per the bylaws of AIA Virginia. Participation in this category of membership is voluntary and provides benefits for the state component of AIA Virginia membership only and is supplemental to the member’s assigned chapter membership.

Some of the benefits of unassigned membership in AIA Virginia include:
• Participation in AIA Virginia Design Awards program;
• Member registration rates for all AIA Virginia conference and educational seminars;
• May serve as a member of any committee of AIA Virginia.

Email for an application

AIA Virginia Allied Membership

Allied Members are professionals who contribute to and benefit from Virginia’s dynamic design and construction industry.

View the current AIA Virginia Allied Members

Join Online | Download an application

Check out the AIA Virginia Welcome Packet and the
AIA Member Guide for more information on the benefits of membership.

Have a question about membership or your membership? Contact Cathy Guske, Member Services Director at (804) 237-1763 or