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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, more than 87,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today's market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. We invite you to become a member today. Please select your membership category from among the following descriptions.


The AIA Michigan has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 100 years. Providing its members with resources and a collective voice of the profession, the AIA is a professional choice for more than 75,000 architects and allied professionals nation wide.

Click here to join online at AIA.org or choose your application below:


2017 Emeritus Architect Application

2016 Associate Dues Table
2017 New Graduate Non - NAAB

2016 Chapter Transfer Form 

2017 AIA Dues Table
2017 Professional Affiliate Applicaiton

The AIA is the right choice for you if you, like more than 90,000 members of the AIA:

  • Want to advance the profession of architecture.

  • Are proud of your high standards and honorable business integrity.

  • Value access to the experience and knowledge of your colleagues.

  • Want a voice in legislative and regulatory decisions affecting your profession.

  • Demand a wide range of information be available when you need it.

The AIA Advances Your Profession - And Your Career

More than 90,000 of your colleagues have joined the AIA, because it provides the resources and the tools architects need to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace. Whether you are an intern or a firm principal, a sole practitioner or member of a large firm, a government employee, or a corporate architect, the AIA provides you with access to the information, knowledge, and experience you need to make your business decisions and set your professional agenda.

When you join the AIA, you are committing yourself to a high standard of professional ethics furthering your professional development, and advancing the value of your profession. Join today. You will be welcomed by 90,000 of your colleagues.

The Institute has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 140 years through AIA member resources and as the collective voice of the profession. Here is a sampling of specific benefits that enhance the professional and competitive position of AIA members and their chosen profession, architecture.

Benefits of Membership

Once you join the AIA, you will be entitled to these practice-enhancing benefits. You'll find that the value of AIA membership far exceeds your investment.

Attain recognition of your superior architectural standing by clients, colleagues, and the public from your use of the AIA insignia, personalized membership certificate, lapel pin, AIA print and broadcast advertising campaigns, and opportunities for design awards and leadership service.

AIA National: As a member of AIA, you will have exclusive access to information and services.  Check out the AIA National Member Benefits Guide.

Educational Programs

Fulfill mandatory continuing education requirements and attend AIA's conventions and workshops--without leaving your office! Click here for information for CES credits that can be taken at your convenience. AIA members receive a discounted price. Not sure how many credits you have accumulated? Members can check their CES transcripts at any time.

Emerging Professionals Companion

The EPC can be a powerful tool in encouraging lifelong learning and research among architects. Additionally, teaching is a great way to learn. Architects working with interns completing their companion exercises and scenarios will find that they will gain knowledge that will enhance their own practice. Find the Emerging Professionals Companion here.

AIA Contract Documents

Members receive a discount of approximately 30% when purchasing AIA Contract Documents software. AIA Contract Documents are recognized as the industry standard

Local and State Chapters

300 state and local chapters serve AIA members around the country. Currently the AIA has chapters located in Hong Kong, Continental Europe, the United KingdomJapan and the Middle EastLocal chapter participation provides members the opportunity to network with peers while keeping you connected with issues that affect their business locally. Visit your local chapter web site to learn more about networking activities, educational seminars, and regional updates.

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 Capitol Hill, your state legislature, and your city council.  

Publications and Resources

The AIA’s publications and are a benefit of membership in the AIA. If there is an AIA publication you would like to receive, you can subscribe online. Simply enter your e-mail address and select which publications you want to receive. You can even keep abreast of all the latest news by subscribing to an RSS feed(what’s an RSS feed?) and getting updates to your selected publications and blogs automatically. Click here for Additional Information.

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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