National Benefits of Being an AIA Member
These are a few ways AIA National membership adds value to your professional life:
- Educational Programs
Fulfill mandatory continuing education requirements and attend AIA's conventions and workshops--without leaving your office! AIA eclassroom offers courses for CES credits that can be taken at your convenience. AIA members receive a discounted price.
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- Emerging Professionals Companion
The EPC can be a powerful tool in encouraging lifelong learning and research among architects. Additionally, architects who work with interns as they complete the Companion exercises and scenarios will find that they will gain knowledge that will enhance their own practice.
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- AIA Government Affairs
Keeping you up to date with changes in government that affect you, your livelihood, and how you practice architecture. AIA provides the voice for the architectural professional that reaches Capital Hill, your state legislature, and your city council. Members have the opportunity to receive the bi-weekly electronic newsletter, The Angle providing news and analysis on Capital Hill, Government agencies and state/local activity.
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- Publications and Resources
Membership includes a subscription to Architectural Record, a McGraw-Hill CONSTRUCTION publication, the magazine of the AIA. Members also receive the electronic publication. AIAarchitect, the weekly newsletter of the AIA which includes the institute's upcoming events. The AIA Library & Archives allows members to access the online catalog to request a loan of library books and request specialized research and customized slide shows.
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- Knowledge Communities
Otherwise known as primary interest areas, AIA members may join any of the many Knowledge Communities. KC's provide access to in-depth information, services, knowledge, and career needs for your particular areas of architectural practice. Online eNewsletters feature news briefs, competition and event updates, and insights on emerging trends in the design profession.
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- AIA Trust
The AIA Trust serves members in areas essential to your livelihood as a professional. Quality insurance, financial benefits, and legal services are just some of the programs they offer.
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- AIA Mentoring Program
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) offers a series of mentoring tools to help you be an effective mentor as well as to find one. These programs are a collaborative effort of the AIA national Mentoring Task Group and numerous contributors from within and outside of the profession of architecture.
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