Membership Information

The AIA is a three-tiered membership organization, representing architects at the local, state, and national levels.  Consequently, members residing in the U.S are members of the national, state, and local organizations of the AIA.  Individuals wishing to apply for membership in the AIA may do so by completing only one application.  To review a membership application, please go to the AIA National website.

AIA ENY Member Benefits

Member Categories

Architect Members are individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority.
Associate Members are individuals who meet one of the following criteria:
        -Professional degree in architecture (recent graduate);
        -Currently work under the supervision of an architect;
        -Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licencsure;
        -Faculty member in a university program in architecture.
Emeritus Members
is open to AIA Architect or Associate Members whose membership has been in good standing for 15 successive years immediately prior to application and meets at least of the following requirements:

        -Is at least 70 years of age. (Must provide date of birth)
        -Is incapacitated and unable to work in the architecture profession (must include a letter of explanation).
Emeritus members are not required to fulfill the AIA/CES requirements to retain membership.  All rights and privileges associated with AIA Membership remain unchanged, except that Members Emeritus are no longer required to pay either individual or supplemental dues. Those wishing to continue to receive all official mailings and publications may be charged nominal annual dues.

International Associate Member are individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority.

Allied Individual Membership are individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture, but share a special interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast.  Allied membership is available only as a one-tiered membership.  Please see the Allied Membership page for more information.

To see the three tiered dues rates, please go to the AIA New York State website

Renewal invoices for all three levels (National, State, and Local) dues are mailed/emailed by AIA by November, at the latest. AIA dues are payable on or before January 15. Members who have not paid AIA dues by February 28 shall be in default and shall be so notified. Members still in default as of March 31 shall be terminated retroactive to January 1 of that year.