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Become a Member

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the nation’s largest organization representing members of the architectural profession. AIA is committed to strengthening the value of the architectural profession in the building industry and the community as a whole. As such, AIA East Bay strives to provide members with a network of support and information, comprised of industry professionals in the East Bay.

Join Online: an easy way to join the AIA immediately; monthly payment plans are available as a payment option. Reinstating members (those who have been a member of the AIA in the past 15 years) must complete a hard-copy application due to computer complications.

Free Convention Registration: New members receive complimentary registration for the 2018 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition.

Download applications:
2018 Architect Application
2018 International Associate Application (individuals licensed in other countries, but not licensed to practice architecture in the United States.)
2018 Associate Application (licensure candidates, architectural interns, and those holding architecture degrees)
2017 New Graduate Application_NAAB  (NAAB Accredited, graduated since May 2016)
2017 New Graduate Application_Non-NAAB  (Non-NAAB Degree Holders, graduated since May 2016)
Allied Members (those professionals and reps who work with architects and design professionals.) Please click here for information on benefits.

Student: must be working towards an undergraduate or masters in Architecture, must be a current, full-time student.  As this is a free membership, student members cannot check items out of the lending library.


If you were a member of the AIA and your membership lapsed  more than a year ago, please complete a hard copy application and return it to AIA East Bay.

Reinstating members can pay dues via installment plan–please contact AIA East Bay staff.


My membership was terminated because of CES non-compliance. What do I need to do to reinstate my membership? All you need to do is complete a hard-copy application and send it to AIA East Bay.

Do I need to pay dues for the years I wasn’t a member? No. If you believe you may have a balance on your account for a partial payment, please contact AIA East Bay staff.

Questions? Please email staff or call us at 510/464-3600.