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Associate AIA Membership: What's in it for me?
(Find out about an additional 50% off local membership for educators!***)

Please note: New Associate members must live or work within the Chapter where you join. If you have questions, please contact AIA National at 800-242-3837 to determine your local Chapter.

Licensed in another country? Click here for International Associate member info

Dear Prospective Associate AIA Member:

Currently we’re offering you the chance to sign up for 2010 and get up to the last three months of 2009 membership free of charge! Your dues of $275.00 cover membership at all three levels (national, state and local), effective October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.*

If you fall under one of the following categories, you’re invited to be a part of the leading organization representing the profession, The American Institute of Architects (AIA,) as an Associate member:

  • 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 (not licensed) in a university program in architecture

When you join now, your prorated dues of just $275.00* cover membership at all three levels (national, state and local), effective July 1 through December 31, 2010.

These are a few more ways AIA membership adds value to your professional life:
• Discounts on our ARE preparation seminars and Professional Development Seminars, Home Tours, Design Awards Gala, and our Masters of Architecture lecture series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
•The chance to create a free listing in our online member search engine
•Free admission to monthly Committee Programs on the Environment, Health Care, Historic Resources, Interiors, and Urban Design—plus our New Beginnings series of panel discussions
• Special member prices on AIA contract documents on paper or CD-ROM, personal and professional insurance through AIA Trust, and a variety of business and travel related promotions through AIAdvantage partner companies
• Invitation-only Chapter events such as the Board Installation & Holiday Party
• Discounted use of our online job listings and free use of our résumé file to post or search for a job!

AIACC members can now save 6% on workman’s comp insurance through the State Fund (up to 15% for those with superior safety records!) Visit the AIACC website for more information.

Keeping you up to date with changes that affect you, your livelihood, and how you practice architecture, AIA provides a voice for the architectural professional that reaches every level of government. AIA members may also join any of the many Knowledge Communities. These interest areas provide access to in-depth information, services, knowledge, and career needs for your particular area of practice.

Enclosed you will find your application for membership. Please fill out completely and return it to AIA, along with the following:

1. A check for $275.00,* payable to AIA (this covers your AIA dues through Dec. 31, 2010) or your MasterCard, VISA or American Express billing information for this amount

2. A copy of your degree

If you have any questions regarding membership, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime at steve@aialosangeles.org or 213-639-0777.

I hope you’ll take full advantage of the opportunities an AIA/LA membership can offer. We look forward to working with you in the months and years to come.

Steve Tanner
Membership Director, AIA Los Angeles Chapter

* 15 for 12 promotion for new Associate members in the Los Angeles Chapter with a join date of October 1 through Dec. 30, 2009. Full first year dues were $275.00. Full year Associate dues (Jan.-Dec.) are currently $302.00 for second year members and $333.00 for the third year & thereafter. Members must join the local Chapter where they live or work and will be automatically assigned to that Chapter based on your ZIP code. Dues will vary depending on your local Chapter.

**Architect and Associate members who work for a college or university are eligible to take ½ off the local (AIA/LA) portion of your dues. Please see the associate educator application to calculate the correct Associate dues for educators. National and State dues remain unchanged.

View and print Associate application form