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Membership Categories

Whether you are an Architect, Intern, or Designer you are invited to join The American Institute of Architects in one of these categories:


Architect Member (AIA)

Individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in the United States are invited to be a part of the leading organization representing the interests of the profession, The American Institute of Architects (AIA). 

One of the advantages of being a licensed architect member of the Institute is the use of the AIA credentials, identifying you as part of the community of architecture. AIA members adhere to AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and are required to strengthen their knowledge of the profession through continuing education requirements. Learn more...


Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

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

  • Recent graduate with a degree in architecture, or

  • Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working towards licensure, or

  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture, or

  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture.

  • Learn more...


Recent Graduates

Take advantage of complimentary membership for recent graduates. Click here for details.

As the emerging leaders for the profession, associate members are encouraged to join AIA to expand your network and knowledge about the practice of architecture.

International Associate Architect Member (Int'l Assoc. AIA)

Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. Licensing authority are eligible to join as an Int'l Assoc. AIA. In addition to the many benefits of joining the AIA, international members residing locally can take advantage of the many networking and educational opportunities offered by AIA Long Island. Learn more...

Allied Membership

AIA is your professional organization, comprised of architects, associate members working towards licensure or for a licensed architect, and Allied Affiliate members like yourself who work as consultants, interior designers, marketing professionals, architectural photographers, illustrators, manufacturers, vendors, or in a number of allied fields. Learn more...

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