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When you join the AIA you will become a member of both AIA National and your local State and Chapter chapters. If you reside on Oahu, Kauai or Hawaii you will be assigned to AIA Honolulu and the AIA Hawaii State Council.

Read below information and the complete AIA Member Benefits Guide (PDF) and you will see that the value of your AIA membership far exceeds the investment.

Product Discounts

AIA Members receives discounts from both National and local firms.

Local Discount

Sea Salts of Hawaii - 20% Discounts for AIA Honolulu Members

AIA Members can purchase at a 20% discount off retail from Sea Salts of Hawaii, a local Hawai'i company that creates locally sourced and uniquely flavored Gourmet Sea Salts.  Their hawaiian sea salt is harvested from salt farms on the tiny island of Molokai and from ancient deep sea waters off the Kona coast on the Island of Hawaii making our sources as unaffected by human influences as possible.  In old Hawaiian traditions salt was used to season and prepare food, or for ceremonial blessings.  A gift of salt is considered a symbol of good luck and makes a beautiful and meaningful personal or corporate gift.  Contact seasaltsofhawaii@gmail.com for discount code.

National Discounts

AIA Members receives discounts from both National and local firms. Click here to find out more about the national chain discounts.

AIA Local, State & National Benefits

AIA Credential

AIA Members may use the AIA credential with their name. AIA members also have the ability to use the AIA logo to illlustrate their membership afflilation. (Some restrictions apply on logo usage.)

AIA KnowledgeNet

AIA KnowledgeNet is the AIA social networking platform emphasizes member to member communication: blogs, discussion forums, and professional resources authored by members.

AIA Knowledge Communities

Knowledge Communities are your opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals to learn, collaborate, and share ideas in areas of professional interest. 18 Knowledge Communities help to increase your understanding of a specific area of the profession, from sustainable design to technology in practice.

AIA Advantage

The American Institute of Architects is committed to providing the tools you need to be successful. In addition to a vast architect-oriented network of resources, your membership offers exclusive discounts on products and services through the AIA Advantage program to help you operate your business more effectively. Our partners are industry leaders that provide you with value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use daily.

AIA/CES Discovery

The CES records platform displays AIA members’ transcripts and can help you find the best courses, and generally make your professional education journey a little easier.

AIA Trust

The AIA Trust serves as a free risk management resource for AIA members and components, offering a host of cutting edge information as well as benefit programs to protect members, their firms, and their components from risk – all easily accessible on the AIA Trust web site.

AIA Bookstore Discounts

Purchase books on architecture and design, in addition to gift and logo items. AIA members receive a minimum of 10% off. Click here to visit the bookstore.


AIAU makes it easy to keep up with our ever changing industry and all new ideas, technology, materials, business opportunities offering learning units (LUs) on the topics you need to stay current, the tactics and trending issues that affect your practice, and the ideas you crave for inspiration. Start learning/earning today!

Architect or Firm Finder

AIA Honolulu members are placed in an online database. Potential clients use the AIA Architect Finder or AIA Firm Finder to search for architects within areas of specialization, (e.g., residential design, sustainable design.

ARE Resource Library + Prep Sessions

Preparing for licensure? Check out the AIA Honolulu ARE Resource Library that now features several study materials which include 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 out our web calendar for the next session.

AIA Honolulu Job Board (Local & National)

Need to find a job? On the AIA Honolulu Job Board members and non-members can posted job listings for a nominal fee.

Or visit AIA National's Career Center where available jobs across the nation will be listed.

Center for Architecture - Your Next Meeting Space

The Center for Architecture's conference room can be used free of charge to conduct business meetings by all active architect members, depending on space availability. The Center for can also be rented for a significant discount to our members. Read more.


Our active AIA Honolulu 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.

Continuing Education

AIA Honolulu strive to offer a variety of educational seminars and social events to both members and non-member. Many of the programs are free to our members. Check out our web calendar.

Contract Documents

Members receive a generous 30% discount on AIA documents. AIA Contract Documents are the industry’s most respected and widely-accepted contract agreements and have been for over 120 years. With over 160 contracts they define relationships and terms involved in design and construction projects and as a result, they are now widely recognized as the industry standard. Read more.

Design Awards

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.

Legislative Representation

The AIA and its members have developed a legislative agenda that calls on Congress and the Administration to pursue policies that will stimulate work for architects. When Congress proposed a tax increase on individuals and small businesses that form S Corporations, thousands of AIA members, speaking in a collective voice, succeeded in tabling the proposal in Senate.

Member News & Publications

  • Island Architect Weekly: The Island Architect Weekly is our local weekly e-news letter that comes out every Friday with the latest news about upcoming events, continuing education opportunities, changes affecting your practice, AIA contract document updates... and more.
  • 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
  • Civil Beat: Civil Beat is the largest news outlet dedicated to public affairs reporting about Hawaii. AIA members can purchase a 12-month prepaid subscription to Civil Beat for just $62.82.  Be sure to include "AIA Member" in the subject line of the email.
  • AIA National Subscription: Keep up-to-date with the profession’s trends and issues with AIArchitect, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter. Membership also includes an annual print or digital subscription to ARCHITECT, the magazine of the AIA, and access to digital issues for Eco Home, eco-structure, and Residential Architect.

Ready to join?

Visit our AIA Honolulu Membership page to learn more.

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