Architects (AIA) - registered architects in any U.S. state.
Associate members (Assoc. AIA) - architectural interns, those working under the supervision of an architect, those that hold a professional degree in architecture, or those that are faculty members in university architecture programs. Associate members cannot be licensed architects.
Recent Graduate members (Assoc. AIA) - this membership is open to those who graduated from an accredited architecture program in the U.S. after May, 2012. Membership is free through December 31, 2013.
International Associates (Intl. Assoc. AIA) - those holding an architectural license or equivalent from a country other than the U.S.
2013 Architect US Resident
2013 Associate US Resident
2013 International Associate US Resident
2013 New Graduate Free Membership
PLEASE NOTE: these categories require three-tiered (membership in local, state, and national components), and the applications are returned to AIA National, which processes all architect and associate memberships. Each application has the correct return address at the end of the form.
The AIA represents the interests of architects before federal, state and local governments and other policy-making bodies and organizations. This outreach, coupled with sustained member participation and active involvement in the political process, enables the AIA to advocate on behalf of legislative, regulatory and related issues important to AIA members.
Professional Education Programs
We offer more than 100 local programs each year, most of them free to members.
AIA Knowledge Communities
Connect with like-minded professionals to learn, collaborate, and share ideas in 26 areas of professional interest. Increase your understanding of a specific area of the profession, from sustainable green design to technology in practice.
Stay current with the profession's trends and issues through more than 20 online publications, including AIArchitect, our weekly national newsletter. Membership also includes an annual subscription to Architect and Chicago Architect magazines.
Updated and published annually, ArchiPages is an expansive directory of architects, firms, members, consultants, products and services in Illinois. Every member receives one complimentary copy.
Members have access to essential market research such as the AIA Compensation Report, the AIA Firm Survey and the Architecture Billings Index.
Membership with Local and State Chapters
In addition to AIA membership on the national level, state and local chapter participation provides members with the opportunity to network with peers while staying connected to issues that affect their businesses locally.
AIA's national events provide opportunities to develop key business contacts with industry professionals at the National Convention, the annual Design Exposition, and Knowledge Communities Conferences. AIA Chicago's events include:
- Professional Development Conference
AIA Chicago's professional education series.
Membership includes an invitation to the AIA Chicago annual Design Excellence Awards dinner, where more than 700 members of the local architecture and design industry gather to celebrate and recognize achievements.
- Invitation to Holiday Party
Join fellow architects to celebrate the holiday season.
AIA National Career Center
Find professional and internship opportunities or, use the National Career Center to post jobs instantly, search resumes, and choose from thousands of highly qualified candidates.
AIA Chicago Job Board
AIA Chicago members receive a discounted rate for online Job Board listings.
Membership in AIA includes the use of the credentials AIA or Assoc. AIA after your name.
AIA members can take advantage of AIA Trust programs, which include insurance plans designed especially for architects, their families and their employees. Other Trust benefits include the AIA Members Retirement Plan and a legal information subscription service designed for and by architects.
AIA Advantage and Exclusive Discounts
Save on beneficial products and services offered through strategic partnerships with Dell, UPS and Bank of America. The AIA Bookstore offers member savings on professional resource materials.
AIA Construction Documents
AIA Chicago members receive a 25% discount on all documents for sale in the Chapter office and on aiachicago.org. AIA National also offers member pricing on AIA Contract Documents in paper and software formats.
Members joining between October 1 and December 31, 2012 pay dues for a full year, and receive benefits through December 31, 2013 (15 months of membership for the price of 12). Renewing members are not entitled to pro-rated dues.
Dues are prorated quarterly, with members joining in the fourth quarter paying a full year's dues but receiving memberships through the end of the following year. The above annual dues amounts are effective for memberships activated from April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013.
* - New Associate members receive an additional discount on their 1st year's membership.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Riforgiato, Membership Manager for AIA Chicago, at 312-670-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.