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New members receive complimentary registration for the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago June 26-28.* We’re also awarding two new members a complete convention package—including airfare, hotel, and registration. Join before December 31, 2012, to be entered for the drawing.*
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Architect Member (AIA): Individuals licensed to practice architecture in a U.S. state or territory.
Individuals applying for this membership must provide a copy of their current license.
Associate Member (Assoc. AIA): Individual without a U.S. architectural license who is either a recent architect graduate, working in architecture, or a faculty member in a university program in architecture.
Qualified candidates include individuals without a U.S. architectural license who meets one of the four membership criteria:
- Recent graduate with a degree in architecture.
- Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure.
- Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture.
- Faculty member in a university program in architecture.
International Associate AIA (Int'l Assoc. AIA): Individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in a country other than the United States are eligible to become an international associate AIA member.
Emeritus: Emeritus membership is available to any architect or associate member who has been a member of the AIA for 15 successive years and has attained the age of 70 and is fully retired from the profession of architecture, or is incapacitated and unable to work in the architecture profession. Emeritus members receive similar benefits as architect and associate members but will now have an emeritus status, without the customary membership fees.
Professional Affiliate: Individual working in a field related to architecture. Individual working in a field related to architecture, such as design, engineering, construction, law, marketing, etc.
Professional Affiliate membership does not include membership at the state and national levels.
Professional Affiliate members share in all AIA San Joaquin resources, programs, services, and activities, establishing relationships with architects that go beyond sales and specifications.
Student: Individual currently enrolled in an architecture or architecture-related program at a local institution. Students currently enrolled in an architecture or architecture-related program at a local institution. If you are not enrolled in an accredited program, you may not qualify for Associate status when you graduate - please see the requirements listed above. This membership is separate from the "AIA Student" (AIAS) organization.
The AIA national component offers 2013 - 2014 graduates (from an accredited school of architecture/program) complimentary Associate AIA membership for up to *18 months.
Eligible Individuals should:
- Contact your AIA local and state chapters to inquire about complimentary membership (The AIA is a three-tiered organization where members belonging at all levels and this offer only applies to AIA national dues.);
- Provide a copy of your diploma or transcript of a degree in architecture from an accredited school of architecture/program;
* The 18 months of free membership does not start on join date but starts upon date of graduation. 2013 graduate applicants will be offered complimentary Associate AIA membership until 12/31/2014.
Architect Membership Elevation Form: Individuals with an active architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for Architect membership. An Associate member that changes to Architect status is not liable for Architect dues until the following renewal year.
Membership Transfer Form: At the written request of a member, the Institute shall transfer the member’s assignment from one chapter to another provided that the transferring member either lives or works within the territory of the new chapter.
Exceptional Circumstances Dues Adjustment Form: Waivers for financial hardship, unemployment/partial employment, medical disability, sabbatical and family leave are annual. A waiver for any of the reasons stated above is annual and renewable upon written request for up to a total of three consecutive years; no waivers will be granted beyond that three-year period except in those instances in which compelling and extraordinary reasons are demonstrated for doing so. Subject to approval by the Secretary of the Institute.