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For members who have recently become licensed architects and would like to change their membership status from Assoc. AIA to AIA.

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I have been a member of the AIA for 15 successive years and I am 70 years of age and retired or incapacitated and unable to work.

Emeritus status members certify that:

  • I have resigned from my previous firm and relinquished my practice.
  • I no longer sign or seal architectural drawings.
  • I no longer market my services as an architect or consultant.
  • I will refrain from establishing a firm or business name that will imply a continuation of architectural or consulting practice.

Activities Allowed Under Emeritus Status as an AIA Emeritus Member include the following:

  • Continue to maintain an architectural license
  • Provide minor consulting with past clients and responses to unsolicited requests
  • Sit on professional committees, mentor young architects, write for professional journals, and/or teach on a part time basis.

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