Thursday, February 29, 2024

What are the benefits of membership
in AIA Connecticut?

An AIA Connecticut membership connects you to a network of peers, leadership opportunities, and vital career resources:
licensing, current codes, contracts.


State Government Advocacy

  • Advocates for the rights of all Connecticut architects.
  • Active representation at the state legislature, and with state agencies, as well as at the federal level on issues vital to architects, such as licensing, architects’ contracts, building code requirements, sales tax, and various design & construction related issues.
  • Protects the use of the term “Architect” from use by unlicensed individuals or business.
  • Proactively introduces legislation to benefit the profession when the opportunity arises.
Continuing Education
  • Provides continuing education seminars and programs required for maintenance of licensing and NCARB status.
  • Seminars and programs are developed to enhance members’ knowledge of innovations and technological advances in the practice of architecture.
  • Continuing Education seminars at member discount prices and some are offered at no cost to members as to provide the minimum of required continuing education hours required for AIA membership.
  • AIA Connecticut offers over 100 hours of continuing education programming each year. These CE hours mirror the requirements of most states or are in excess of state requirements.

Outreach in the Building Industry

  • Alliances and coalitions with other industry groups to achieve shared goals
    • School Construction Coalition
    • Coalition for the Adoption of a Unified Code
    • State Building Inspectors Office and Code and Standards Committee
Engagement and Support
  • Committees
    • Committees such as Design, Education, Professional Practice, Emerging Professionals, Government Affairs, Women in Architecture, and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) offer the opportunity to network with colleagues and to become involved in your areas of interest. Personal involvement is encouraged.
  • Business Support
    • AIA Connecticut Resume Register helps you search for new positions or employees.
    • AIA Documents and Code books at member discount price and free document information from AIA.
    • Electronic notice of request from proposals on public projects and any projects for which we receive notification.
    • The AIA Connecticut Fellows  share their experience and insights on the practice of architecture with chapter members and offer their time to members as mentors on a variety of issues about which individual members may want to pursue an in-depth conversation or briefly discuss specific questions.
    • Through AIA Connecticut's partnership with National Purchasing Partners (NPP), your company and employees can access exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.
  • Special Recognition
    • Programs and outreach programs are offered that recognize a variety of architectural achievements and that value architectural services.
    • Awards programs including Design, Alice Washburn, Business, Emerging Architects, Drawing CT Treasures, and Public Service.
  • Camaraderie
    • Tours and programs throughout the year afford an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with your peers.
Public and Media Relations
  • Public Awareness
    • Raising public awareness of the contributions of architects to our state and its infrastructure.
    • Symposiums and media coverage of awards and public forums are actively pursued.
  • Web Directory/Find an Architect and Publications
    • All AIA Connecticut members are listed on our website which receives approximately 3,000 visits per month. Many visitors are seeking architectural services.
    •  Sole practitioners are listed as firms.
    • Specified areas of expertise and link to your website are provided.
    • ARCHITYPE, AIA Connecticut 's digital magazine, published eleven times each year, features member news and information that is pertinent to the profession.
    • Members are listed in the printed AIA Connecticut Annual Membership Directory.
    • A subscription to Architect magazine, the official magazine of AIA National.
  • Being ONE Voice
    • There is strength in numbers.  WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER