Overview

Become an AIA member and instantly expand your support network by almost 80,000 colleagues—a valuable professional resource to draw upon, and a powerful, collective voice to advocate for a stronger economic climate for architects nationwide.

In Washington alone, AIA represents over 3,000 architects and those seeking licensure. The AIA Washington Council tracks legislative issues, advocates for causes architects support, and streamlines the continuing education process by hosting events as well as submitting documentation for members.

AIA membership is an essential investment in your own future at every stage of your career.


Why Join?

Membership in the AIA offers benefits at every stage of your career: continuing education, professional networking, contract documents, conventions, and competitions.

Whether you’re seeking the path to success as a licensed architect or the path to licensure as an emerging professional, we’ve got you covered.

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How to Join or Renew

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Architect Member (AIA)

Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for Architect membership.

Earn CE

Whether scholarships, continuing education sessions, or legislative events, AIA Washington Council is there. Yearly, AIA hosts Design Awards on the National, Region, and State Council levels–a chance to demonstrate the skills of your and your colleagues. AIA is also the easiest way to earn and track your credits.

For a list of upcoming events, visit the AIA Washington Calendar by clicking “Events” above.

Network with Peers

AIA Washington Council partners with other design and construction trade organizations, such as the Masonry Institute of Washington. Establishing these links aren’t just good for business but also good for the practice of architecture itself.

Impact Your Government

Government advocacy through a legislative agenda that calls on State Representatives, Congress, and the current Administration to pursue policies that advance sustainability and stimulate design & construction growth.
Our political action committee reviews legislation that can harm both our practices and the sustainable vision of our profession as well as meets during Capitol Connections in Olympia itself.

Visit AIA|WA’s Advocacy Portal for more information.

Faster Transcripts; Easiest CE

AIA CES Discovery is a new learning management platform that will display your transcript, help you find the best courses, and generally make your professional education journey a little easier.
The CES Discovery site on AIA.org will be your go-to place for:

  • Viewing your CES records, on demand
  • Tracking continuing education requirements, including health, safety, and welfare (HSW) coursework
  • Searching thousands of providers and courses

Network. Learn. Lead. KnowledgeNET is your place to connect with architects and allied professionals, discuss topics that interest you, and share your expertise.
Visit network.aia.org for details.
Part social-network, part continuing education resource: you can attend webinars, access online databases for projects, and more!

AIA Contract Documents

Contract documents through AIA are available via local chapters and allow for Architects, Contractors, Developers, and Attorneys to standardize contracts. Ensure your projects are up to the highest contract standards today.

Get Projects with Architect Finder

Get listed in AIA National’s Architect Finder, now entering 2.0. You and your firm can be searchable by city and name as well as list contact information, project images, websites, and more!
Visit architectfinder.aia.org for more details.

Career Resources

AIA Career Center assistance to find internship and professional opportunities
Market Research delivered in the monthly Architecture Billings Index, which forecasts nine to 12 months regionally and nationally, and the Compensation Report, a salary survey of 39 positions

Free Magazines

Subscriptions to AIArchitect, the AIA bi-weekly electronic newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT, the official print magazine of the AIA; as well as the option to download digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and ECO-STRUCTURE.

How to Join or Renew

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Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Professional degree in architecture (learn about a special offer for new graduates)
  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect
  • Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure
  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture

Licensed Faster with IDP & ARE

Move more rapidly through the process of getting licensed with the Institute’s Intern Development Program resources and the Architect’s Registration Examination resources. The AIA also offers numerous A.R.E. study workshops at conferences and online. Check the AIA Washington Council Events above or the AIA National calendar.

Easily Track AIA CE & IDP Credits

Here’s How It Works:

  • Attend an AIA-approved CE Course or Event
    Event Providers will provide AIA with course attendance within ten (10) days of the event.
  • Download an AIA Transcript
    Interns can download their AIA Transcript by logging into AIA CES Discovery.
  • Report hours in NCARB Online Reporting System
    Report course work through the Online Reporting System by adding new supplemental experience via the “Experience Reports” tab. A PDF of the AIA transcript above must be uploaded to the Online reporting system. It’s that simple!

Mentorship

Mentorship through a series of AIA tools to help you be an effective mentor as well as to find one. These programs are a collaborative effort of the Institute’s national Mentoring Task Group and numerous contributors from within and outside the profession of architecture

Earn Recognition while Earning CE

Whether scholarships, continuing education sessions, or legislative events, the AIA is there. Yearly, AIA hosts Design Awards on the National, Region, and State Council levels–a chance to demonstrate the skills of your team.

Network with your Peers

AIA Washington Council partners with other design and construction trade organizations, such as the Masonry Institute of Washington. Establishing these links aren’t just good for business but also good for the practice of architecture itself.

Leave an Impact on Government

Government advocacy through a legislative agenda that calls on State Representatives, Congress, and the current Administration to pursue policies that advance sustainability and stimulate design & construction growth.
Our political action committee reviews legislation that can harm both our practices and the sustainable vision of our profession as well as meets during Capitol Connections in Olympia itself.
Visit AIA|WA’s Advocacy Portal for more information.

Career Resources

AIA Career Center assistance to find internship and professional opportunities
Market Research delivered in the monthly Architecture Billings Index, which forecasts nine to 12 months regionally and nationally, and the Compensation Report, a salary survey of 39 positions.

Free Magazines

Subscriptions to AIArchitect, the AIA bi-weekly electronic newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT, the official print magazine of the AIA; as well as the option to download digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and ECO-STRUCTURE.

How to Join or Renew

Join Online Renew Online

Need to Print/Mail?

Download Form (PDF)