There are as many reasons for joining AIA as there are architects licensed in the United States.Each person finds their own reason and motivation for becoming a member, but for many the reason is based in the distinction of belonging to a professional organization of over 85,000 colleagues, providing valuable resources for building a career and a practice, and having a powerful collective voice to advocate for the profession nationwide.AIA Membership is an essential investment in your own future at every stage of your career.
The designation of “AIA” following the name of an architect means that he or she is a fully licensed and registered architect who upholds the highest standards of ethics and professional practice.It means that he or she is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and they are dedicated to providing quality design, safeguarding the public and improving our built environment. This designation is recognized throughout the world as the highest quality of architectural professionalism.
By becoming an AIA member you are investing in your future and helping to elevate, protect and enhance your profession. You will be joining other licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners who are advancing the value of their services through AIA and who express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our communities.