Professional Affiliate: Individual – Individual Professional Affiliates can work in architecture firms or related industries in a capacity other than architect. Sales, marketing, finance, legal, etc. are all welcome to join.
Professional Affiliate: Firm - AIA Chicago Affiliate Firm membership is open to non-architecture firms specializing in areas related to architecture or design. Up to three individuals per firm may subscribe to mailings and receive membership benefits under a single Affiliate Firm membership. Additional individuals may join as individual Professional Affiliate members at a discounted rate.
Professional Affiliate Individual Application
Professional Affiliate Firm Application
Professional Affiliate: Individual and Professional Affiliate: Firm Member Benefits -
AIA Chicago offers the following services to its members:
- Professional Education Programs
More than 100 programs per year, most of them free to members. The programs relate to many areas of the architecture and design industry and are held on a regular basis. These presentations are fantastic opportunities to meet peers and potential business alliance partners. Industries include: architecture, design, construction, engineering, green technologies, interiors, healthcare design, historic preservation, practice management, and religious architecture.
- Knowledge Communities
Opportunities to join committees which focus on a particular area of the architecture or design industry. These committees organize and present programs and events throughout the year, and provide occasions to interact with other professionals who have complementary interests and vocations.
Membership will include an invitation to our annual awards dinner, where more than 700 members of the architecture and design industry gather to celebrate and recognize achievements in the categories of Distinguished Building, Interior Architecture, Divine Detail, and Urban Planning. Designight presents an excellent opportunity to celebrate the best in Chicago's built-environment with leaders of the architecture, design and construction community.
- Professional Development Conference
Opportunity to attend AIA Chicago's concentrated professional education series held over a two-day period.
- Invitation to Annual Holiday Party
Membership includes the usage of the credentials Affiliate AIA Chicago after your name.
Both Professional Affiliate and Affiliate Firm members have the opportunity to become a sponsor of the AIA Chicago Web site. Any sponsor will be acknowledged via a link to their own company's site. The links appear on the AIA Chicago Web home page and the AIA Chicago Important Links page. The sponsorship level is $500. Each link remains active for one calendar year. The sponsorship rate is pro-rated from the month of the link's posting.
An expansive directory of architects, firms, members, consultants, products and services in Illinois. ArchiPages contains a listing for each member architectural firm, a list of AIA members and affiliates. A copy is free to every member. ArchiPages is also available for sale to the general public, is featured as a reference guide at many public libraries and is a valuable resource for the Illinois Architecture and Design industry. Members receive a 10% discount on any ArchiPages advertising booked through Dawson Publications, Inc.
AIA Chicago members receive a $100 member rate for online Job Board listings. Our office also maintains a portfolio of job listings and archive of resumes.
Chicago Architect Magazine:
Membership includes a subscription to the AIA Chicago publication which contains discussions of important issues related to architects in Chicago, and other information.
AIA Construction Documents:
For sale in the Chapter office and on this Web site. AIA members receive a 25% discount on all documents.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Riforgiato, Membership Manager for AIA Chicago, at 312-670-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.