Associate New Graduate Membership
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Individuals who have recently graduated with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited school may be eligible for up to 18 months free membership upon graduation.


All AIA and Associate AIA 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, & National.

2019 AIA Membership Rates - Free Membership for 18 Months

Graduates of accredited schools of architecture may receive complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months after graduation. Non-NAAB Degree Holders or Individuals Enrolled in an AXP Program Working under an Architect's Supervision may also be eligible for Up to 18 months complimentary membership.

This promotion begins upon the date of graduation* and not your join date (e.g., a June 2019 graduate and a December 2019 graduate receive complimentary membership through December 31, 2020). This incentive is offered one-time only.

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Free A'19 registration! New members may be eligible for complimentary registration for the A’19 Conference on Architecture 2019 from June 6-8, 2019 in Las Vegas. Restrictions apply. Learn more >


NAAB-Accredited Programs

You must have recently graduated with a NAAB-accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate professional degree in architecture within the past 18 months.

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Non-NAAB Accredited Programs

Non-accredited degree holders or individuals enrolled in an AXP (formerly IDP) program working under an architect's supervision eligibility

You must:

  • currently work under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related to the practice of architecture and
  • recently graduated with a non-NAAB Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree within the past 18 months OR
  • currently work under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related to the practice of architecture and
  • currently enrolled or participating in circumstances recognized by licensing authorities as constituting credit towards architectural licensure

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If you are a Non-NAAB degree holders or enrolled in the AXP must complete the application

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