AIA Member Benefits

The AIA is an influential community of 83,000 architects and design professionals seeking to advance their careers and promote the value of architecture.  The AIA is an unparalleled source for peer networking, knowledge development, advocacy, community service, and recognition, leading to better career opportunities and greater influence in the global marketplace for our members.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.  Joining the AIA is a valuable investment in your career and profession.

Mission Statement
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society.  Visit The American Institute of Architects home page.

AIA Member Covenant
AIA is committed to serving its members and working together with members to foster the continued success of members and the profession. AIA Member Covenant

Whether you are an intern or a firm principal, an architect working alone or in a large firm, a government employee or a corporate architect, the AIA has the resources and tools to help you meet your professional challenges. Membership in the AIA signifies your commitment to a high standard of professional ethics, to furthering your professional development, and to advancing the value of the profession.

Download a resource guide (PDF) to learn more about your AIA member benefits. This comprehensive reference to AIA products and services illustrates the breadth and depth of our professional support of your career and/or business.

AIA Online Member Resources

The AIA Trust—Where smart architects manage risk

The AIA TrustWhere Smart Architects Manage Risk The AIA Trust is a free risk management resource, offering benefit programs and practice resources for AIA Members.


MyCES: Enhanced Interactive Member Transcript Service
 MyCES was developed to help members better understand their transcript requirements and become an active participant in advancing their practice and exploring new industry topics through education. Track continuing education requirements using MyCES’s visual display of completed Learning Unit and Health-Safety-Welfare credits, and browse continuing education offerings.

Download the AIA’s 2012 Annual Report [PDF]

Why Join AIA?

AIA is about People

Architects working together, helping each other create better places to live, work, and play. Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today’s market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success.

AIA is about Community
Promoting fellowship and collaboration among members and within our community at large.  AIA Members are design professionals who are eager to extend their professional network, to share information and exchange ideas.

AIA is about Knowledge
Facilitating the sharing of Knowledge about Design and about Practice that inspires and enables members and the public. The AIA plays an active role in the continuing education of its members. Through the AIA Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES), we aim to provide the best available professional development opportunities to our membership and related industry professionals.

Navigating the Economy.  The AIA recognizes the challenges you face in these uncertain economic times.  Although there is no one approach for dealing with a sluggish econony, AIA is comitted to offering members practical tips and resources to help you manage your business.

AIA Documents. For more than 120 years, AIA Contract Documents has been the mainstay of the construction industry featuring a comprehensive suite of contractual documents that address the full spectrum of design and construction projects, large and small. As a member, you will benefit from a substantial discount on all documents.

AIA Online Publications. Offering practical material and the leading research and scholarship, the AIA’s publications meet the needs of all architecture professionals. The AIA’s publications and blogs are a benefit of membership in the AIA. If there is an AIA publication you would like to receive, you can subscribe online. Simply enter your e-mail address and select which publications you want to receive.

AIA is about Advocacy
Serving as a voice on community, legislative and design matters and promoting AIA members and the value of their services to the public. AIA Maryland members work collaboratively with the Local and AIA National components to strengthen the voices of architects in government and community leadership at the city, state and national level. To promote the unique value of architects and the importance of design excellence, AIA Maryland features members’ and architectural students’ works through the AIA Maryland Design Awards program.

Join today!
Joining the AIA gives you the opportunity to make new friends, expand your professional contacts and knowledge base, and work together with colleagues to improve the quality of life in your home community.  Get involved today and reap the full benefits of AIA membership.  Join Us