Membership Categories & Applications

Architect Member (AIA)

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

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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.

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Associate New Graduate

Individuals who have graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school between 2017 and 2018 may be eligible for up to 18 months 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.

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AIA Virginia 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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Unassigned Membership

Unassigned Membership in AIA Virginia is intended for individuals who maintain active, voting membership in another state AIA Chapter and the National AIA, but wish to participate in AIA Virginia awards programs. All unassigned membership expire on December 31, of the corresponding year.

Unassigned Membership entitles individuals to participate in AIA Virginia events and awards programs.

Unassigned Membership with AIA Virginia is a state Chapter membership only.

Since AIA members may only vote in their primary, assigned Chapter, Unassigned Members may not vote in AIA Virginia elections, hold a position on the Board of Directors or represent the Chapter as a delegate to any meeting of the Institute.

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Check out the 2017 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


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