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No matter where you live, where you practice, or where you are in your career, your AIA membership connects you to top-quality education, critical business and career resources, and a community deeply engaged in promoting the value of architecture.

All AIA members (excluding local and firm allied members) who want to join or renew will do so directly with AIA National (links below). AIA is a three-tiered organization and to become a member, you must join all levels; Local, State, and National.

Download the AIA’s Member Benefits Guide for a comprehensive summary of the Value that your membership brings.

Membership Categories

New Members — 15 for 12! Join AIA as a new member after October 1, pay for the following year in full, and receive the last quarter of the year free as a bonus. That's up to 15 months of membership for the cost of one year.

Joining Later in the Year? New members will pay pro-rated membership rates depending on what month they join.

Any individual with an architectural license from a U.S licensing authority is eligible for official AIA designation. Learn more about joining AIA as an Architect Member (Web).

Architect (Licensed) $375.00 $78.50 $318.00 $771.50
Newly License Architect — Year 3* $375.00 $78.50 $318.00 $771.50
Newly License Architect — Year 2* $283.33 52.33 $258 $593.66
Newly License Architect — Year 1* $191.67 $26.17 $198 $415.84

*Newly Licensed Architect Graduated Dues Program: Architect members attaining their initial license will be included in a program that phases in their national Architect dues over a three-year period. You must be a current Associate member renewing as an Architect for the first time. Learn more about graduated membership dues (Web).

Individuals with a degree in architecture from a NAAB accredited school, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in the AXP, or are a faculty member in a university program in architecture. Learn more about joining AIA as an Associate Member (Web).

Associate AIA $100 $0 $138 $238

Recent graduates with a master's, doctorate or bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited school or individuals enrolled in the AXP program enjoy up to 18 months of FREE membership after graduation. Learn more about joining AIA as an Associate New Graduate Member (Web).

New Grad (18 Months) $0 $0 $0 $0

Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-US licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership. Learn more about joining AIA as an International Associate Member (Web).

International Associate AIA $198 $0 $230 $428

AIA is not just for architects! If you work in the design and construction field, offer products or services to architects, or are just interested in great design, AIA Honolulu is the place for you. Our local allied membership program is an important bridge between architecture and allied design and service fields. Learn more about Allied Membership.

Individual Local Allied Members $300
Firm Local Allied Members $500 (up to 3 members)

Enjoy Local AIA Member Benefits

Member firms have the opportunity to submit projects in the chapter’s Annual Design Awards Competition. The program culminates in a Gala Awards Presentation — the Chapter’s most prestigious event.

The AIA Honolulu’s Annual Design Awards is Hawaii’s oldest program of its type — held annually since 1958 — and provides an avenue for AIA Honolulu architects to be recognized by their peers for their effort and dedication to excellence in architectural design. In doing so, AIA Honolulu hopes to raise public consciousness, awareness of design excellence and the special role of AIA architects in the community.

Preparing for licensure? Check out the AIA Honolulu ARE Resource Library that features several study materials including study guides, question/answer guides, vignettes, flash cards, and access to online sample tests. We also hold several ARE Prep Session throughout the year. Check our web calendar for the next session.

Rent our space for your next meeting, retreat, class, or reception in downtown Honolulu!

The CFA, home to the Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is located in the historic Fort Street Mall business district in downtown Honolulu: 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 100, Honolulu HI 96813.

Members get a significant discount when renting! Click here for more information on renting our space.

Our active Committees are your opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals to learn, collaborate, and share ideas in areas of professional interest. The committees help to increase your understanding of a specific area of the profession, from sustainable design to technology in practice.

The Committees and Task Forces of AIA Honolulu are the foundations from which the Chapter positions itself in the field of architecture, whether through discussion, advocacy, policy making and development, event and exhibition planning, or other endeavors. The Committees initiate the majority of the programs held at the CFA and are the main avenue for direct involvement with the Chapter.

AIA Honolulu firms are welcome to enlist in our online database. Our Firm Finder makes it easy for potential clients to search for architects within areas of specialization and location.

Looking for a new job? Searching for a new employee? The AIA Honolulu Job Board provides the latest local opportunities. Members and non-members can post job listings for a nominal fee.

Or visit AIA National's Career Center (Web) where available jobs across the nation are listed.

Island Architect Weekly: Our local weekly e-newsletter that comes out every Tuesday with the latest news about upcoming events, continuing education opportunities, changes affecting your practice, AIA contract document updates, and more.

Members Save! Discounts on advertising opportunities are provided to all AIA Honolulu members!

Hawaii Business Subscription: AIA Honolulu members can enjoy a free annual subscription to Hawaii Business magazine. Hawaii Business and their parent company Pacific Basin Communications is our publication partner for our Annual Design Awards program.

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Membership Status Change

Are you an AIA member retiring from the profession? Just got your architect license and want to change to AIA? Transferring in or out of our Chapter?

Congratulations on passing the ARE exams and becoming a licensed architect!

Download the Architect Membership Elevation Form and email it directly to AIA National at

A Member Emeritus is an architect member who has applied for and been granted emeritus status by the Institute as set out in the Institute’s Bylaws. Emeritus members are not required to fulfill the AIA/CES requirement to retain membership.

Are you an AIA member retiring from the profession? We would still like for you to be involved with AIA Honolulu!

AIA members who do not renew their membership by April 15, 2023 will be lapsed. Lapsed architect members no longer have the right to use the AIA (or Assoc. AIA designation for associate members).

At the written request of a member, the Institute shall transfer the member’s assignment from one chapter to another provided that the transferring member either lives or works within the territory of the new chapter. AIA Bylaws state that a member must be assigned to a local chapter based on their work or home zip code.

Fill out a Transfer Request Form and email it directly to AIA National at


Ask AIA National: Email AIA membership services at or call them at (800) 242-3837 Option 2.

Ask AIA Honolulu: Email us at or call at (808) 628-7243.

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