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Become an AIA Member

For more than 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked together with their communities to create valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes.
The American Institute of Architects exists to create opportunities for professional development and fellowship, as well as raise awareness of the architecture profession in the community.
The American Institute of Architects is a three-tier organization. Bylaws require that Members join and maintain membership at all three levels: National, State, & Local Chapter.                                                                              

Membership Types

Architect Member

Currently licensed to practice architecture in the United States. Proof of current licensure (wallet certificate) must be furnished with application.

Title: May use the initials AIA after your name.

Associate New Graduate

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

NAAB-accredited degree holder eligibility

You must have recently graduated with a NAAB-accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate professional degree in architecture within the past 18 months.

Associate Member

Unlicensed to practice architecture but meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity.

  2. A faculty member in an accredited university program in architecture.

  3. Holds a professional degree in architecture.

  4. Enrolled in Intern Development Program (IDP).

Title: may use the title "Associate AIA" after your name.

Allied Member

Allied Members are organizations with a vested interest in the architectural industry that use AIA Orlando as a platform to grow their industry knowledge, while networking & conducting business with other members.

Allied Members are employed outside of traditional architectural practice, but are involved in positions related to the field. They have an established professional reputation & include engineers, planners, landscape architects, marketing professionals, those involved in manufacturing & sales of products & materials used in the A/E/C.

International Member

Holder of an architecture licensure or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority, but without a license to practice in U.S. Proof of foreign licensure must be provided.

Title: May use the title "Associate AIA" after your name, but not the term "AIA Associate"

Emeritus Member

An AIA member for 15 successive years and 70 years of age or incapacitated and unable to work in the profession.

Title: May use the initials AIA after your name.

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