What is the AIA and what does it stand for?
It is the professional society of architects. It stands for The American Institute of Architects. The AIA is the largest voice of the architectural community. We are committed to helping architects meet today’s challenges. The AIA strives to develop public awareness of the value of architecture and the importance of good design.
What is the annual rate for membership dues?
Dues change annually. For the most up-to-date numbers use the dues calculator below.
Does the AIA have an Installment Payment Plan for its members?
Yes! You must pay at least 25% of your total dues in addition to any prior-year balance before the lapse date. You will continue to receive renewal statements until the full balance has been paid. The full balance must be paid by August 1 each year.
Do I have to pay National, State, and Local dues to be a member of the AIA?
Yes. Your membership is tri-level which allows you the great benefits and specified support each chapter level will be able to provide.
Do you have to be a registered architect to become a member of the AIA?
No! Recent graduates and those practicing in allied fields with an architecture degree can join by becoming an Associate AIA member.
If I am a registered architect in another country, do I have to be registered in the U.S. in order to become a member of the AIA?
No. You can become an International Associate. This means you are licensed in another country other than the U.S., yet practicing architecture in the U.S.
What are the steps I need to take in order to transfer from the Georgia Chapter to another chapter in the U.S.?
AIA Georgia will email you a transfer form. Fill the form out completely and email or mail it back to AIA Georgia. We will input the information necessary and send it to National. This process usually takes about two weeks for all information to get from AIA Georgia to AIA National then to the state in which you are relocating to.
If I let my membership lapse, does that mean I can’t become an AIA member again?
No. All you have to do is become reinstated. To do that, you would need to fill out a membership application, send it back to us and we will go in and reinstate you.
Can I get the telephone number and address for Jane Doe?
Due to the AIA Privacy Act, we are not allowed to give out that type of information. However, we will be more than willing to look this person up on our database. If this person is an AIA member, We can reach out to the member on your behalf and pass on your name and telephone number.
Where can I find an architect who specializes in residential (commercial, industrial, etc.) work located in the Atlanta (or any city) area?
You can find an architect on our website based on the type of work they do and the city/state in which they are located. Click Here to find an AIA Georgia architect in our database. Alternatively, you may search the national “Find an Architect.” This service lets you find an AIA member anywhere in the United States. You can also find an architect, who is not an AIA member, by going to www.cmdg.com/profile. This website shows not only what type of work they do and the percentage, but how large their firm is and what type of awards they might have won.
How can I get information on becoming a registered architect?
Call the Georgia State Licensing Board at 478.207.1400. Their address is: 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858