AIA is where the architecture and design communities come together to share knowledge, gain expertise, get connected, and stay involved. An AIA membership connects you to this global community of over 95,000 professionals who share your passion for architecture, design, and the built environment. It also connects you to opportunities to mold the architecture profession, public policy, and practice.
Whether you’re an experienced architect or emerging professional, recent graduate, sole practitioner running your own practice or mentoring new architects or those seeking to become architects, architecture faculty, or those affiliated with architecture, AIA has tools and resources that support you at every stage.
Architect Membership (AIA)
Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for Architect membership.
Associate Membership (Assoc. AIA)
Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:
- Professional degree in architecture
- Currently work under the supervision of an architect
- Currently enrolled in AXP and working toward licensure
- Faculty member in a university program in architecture
Associate Membership: New Graduate
AIA National offers free membership for up to 18 months for new graduates.
Associate Membership: International (Int’l Assoc. AIA)
Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership.
Emeritus membership is open to any AIA or Assoc. AIA member who has maintained membership for 15 successive years immediately prior to application, is 70 or old and has retired from the profession of architecture, or incapacitated and unable to work in the profession. Contact Gina Calabro if you are seeking Emeritus Status and meet the requirements.
AIA members, who hold a primary membership in another AIA chapter, and wish to hold a secondary membership in AIA Connecticut
Individuals employed by a member firm, are not licensed architects or graduates of a school of architecture. This category has been created to encourage the membership of technical and support staff of AIA Connecticut member firms.
Allied Membership & Annual Sponsorship
Membership and annual sponsorship opportunities available to non-architecture firms specializing in areas related to architecture or design.
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