AIA member benefits

When you join AIA, you’re joining our 96,000+ member community—and so much more. AIA is where the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals gathers to celebrate successes, meet shared challenges, and shape the future. That’s the power of belonging here.

Here’s an overview of some of the most valuable AIA member benefits and perks.  

200+ AIA chapters

Members often find their deepest connection to AIA through their chapter. AIA’s 200+ local, state, and international chapters offer events, education, a local network, and other benefits tailored to local interests.  

The AIA designation

The AIA designation is recognized by clients, civic leaders, the public, and the AEC industry as an abiding commitment to professional excellence. Using it after your name signals that you follow the highest standards of architectural practice.

Continuing education

Certificate programs, LU ǀ HSW courses, AXP hours, and more—AIA’s best-in-class CE is available through AIAU, your local chapter, AIA events, and an extensive network of AIA-approved CE providers.  

Research & reports

AIA’s exclusive industry research, reports, and economic data keeps members in front of change and ground business decisions on a foundation of facts.

AIA awards

AIA’s local and national awards are some of the most prestigious in the industry. Our national program features 30+ awards, including the Architecture Firm Award, the AIA Gold Medal, the COTE Top Ten Awards, and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award.

Government advocacy

From leadership on national policy priorities to influencing local code standards, AIA advocates on behalf of architects and the profession to legislators at the federal, state, and local levels.

AIA Trust

Designed for and exclusively available to AIA members, the AIA Trust offers comprehensive insurance and benefit programs to help individual architects and firms of any size manage risk and protect their investments.  


Exclusive savings on products and services, including AIA Contract Documents, MastersSpec®, AIAU, conferences and events, research, reports, and the AIA Store.

More AIA member benefits

AIA connects you like no other organization can. Download the AIA Member Benefits Guide to see the full list of benefits that come with your membership.

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