Become A Member

Since 1857 the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America's architects. More than 85,000 members - licensed architects, emerging professionals, allied partners - express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today's market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success.  

AIA New York Chapter
Membership Categories

You can join one of these Nationally affiliated categories online today through the national AIA Web site. Or if you prefer please complete the paper application using the link following each member type description.

Architect Member (AIA) is for those licensed to practice architecture in U.S. State or Territory. (US Architect Application)

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA) is for those who

  • Are emerging professionals participating in career responsibilities and working toward licensure
  • Are working under the supervision of an architect
  • Hold a degree in architecture from an NAAB accredited school. (Complimentary membership is available for up to 18 months, ending on 12/31 of year following graduation for NAAB and Non-NAAB acrcredited degrees; NAAB-accredited application and Non-NAAB-accredited application).
  • Are faculty members in a university program in architecture
  • (US Associate Application)

International Associate Architect Member (Int'l Assoc. AIA) is for those who hold an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. Licensing authority. (International Assoc Application)

Fellow (FAIA) is for registered architect members of over 10 years who the National AIA Jury of Fellows has honored for contributing notably to the advancement of the profession of architecture. Click here for a current list.

Emeritus Members (can be AIA, Assoc. AIA or FAIA) are individuals who have been AIA members for 15 successive years and either (i) has attained the age of 70 and is retired from the profession of architecture (or from a related occupation, in the case of Associate members, or (ii) is so incapacitated as to be unable to work in the profession. Please contact to inquire.

The current dues rates for all New York Chapter membership categories are listed here.



Corporate Allied Membership offers firms and organizations in industries related to architecture the opportunity to become local affiliates. The membership levels are Steel and Titanium. Depending on the level, 5 or 10 individuals in the firm are named to receive the benefits as Center for Architecture Professional Members. (Click here for a corporate member brochure and application.)

Individuals can join one of the local affiliate membership categories which are described below. Download and complete the application today!

Individual Allied Membership offers individuals working in an allied profession such as construction, engineering, historic preservation, interior design, landscape design, law, product design/manufacturing, etc. the opportunity to become local affiliates.

Student Membership offers those who are currently a  student of any accredited institution the opportunity to become local affiliates. AIAS members of Accredited Architecture Schools in New York State can have complimentary membership to AIA New York Chapter. All students should include a copy of their School ID with the returned application.

Corresponding Membership offers AIA Members in other chapters the opportunity to be affiliated with the AIA New York Chapter as well.




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