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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 2014 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago, Illinois June 26 – 28.

Download applications:
Architect
International Associate  (individuals licensed in other countries, but not licensed to practice architecture in the United States.)
Associate (licensure candidates, architectural interns, and those holding architecture degrees)
New graduates (those who received their architectural degrees since May 2013)
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.

Renew/Rejoin

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 Rochelle Yearwood, Membership Coordinator, at 510/464-3600 x12 for the paperwork.

FAQ

My membership was terminated because of  CES Non-compliance. You’ll need to complete a new membership application and return it to me Rochelle Yearwood  

Do I need to pay dues for the years I wasn’t a member? No. If you believe you had a balance on your account for a partial payment, please contact us.

Questions? Contact Rochelle Yearwood, Membership Coordinator, at 510/464-3600 x12