AIA is a community, and much more. More than 94,000 strong, we are the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals. Our members share your passion for architecture and your desire to change the world through the power of design.

AIA is here to support your career, enhance your practice, and advance the architecture profession. As a member, you’re connected to exclusive resources along with opportunities to drive real, transformative change. Together, we’re tackling this generation’s most urgent issues, from climate action to inequities in the built environment.

Membership in the AIA is an investment in your future that extends your network to fellow professionals at the national, state, and local levels. Determine your eligibility in the appropriate membership category below. Click on the corresponding link to complete your application, which will then be submitted to AIA National for processing. Questions? Give us a call (865) 637-5003.


Architect membership is open to architects licensed in the U.S.


Associate membership is open to those who have a professional degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in AXP, or are a faculty member in a university architecture program.

Associate New Graduates

Associate New Graduate membership is open to first-time AIA members who have recently graduated with a professional degree in architecture.

International Associates

International Associate membership is open to individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-US licensing authority regardless of their current location.

Build The Career You Want

AIA provides the tools, education, support, and network to help you launch and thrive in your career. AIA chapters immediately connect you to our local architecture community, while leading architects and firms provide engaging opportunities for continuing education. Members-only resources, like the industry’s premier job board and our members-only designation, empower you to reach your professional goals.

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