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AIA Austin serves the professional needs of more than 1,050 architect & associate members and over 200 allied professionals working in fields related to architecture, design, and construction in the greater Austin area - North from Copperas Cove & Salado, South to Buda & San Marcos and West to Fredericksburg. AIA Austin provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We open doors, provide connections, keep our members & public informed, and demonstrate our commitment to great design as the key ingredient for liveable, sustainable places. There are two ways to join AIA Austin:

AIA Membership

Become an AIA member and instantly expand your support network by nearly 88,000 colleagues—a valuable professional resource to draw upon, and a powerful, collective voice to advocate for a stronger economic climate for architects nationwide! AIA membership is an essential investment in your own future at every stage of your career. AIA offers membership at the following levels: Architect; Associate; Associate-New Graduate; and International Associate.

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

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)
Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Professional degree in architecture
  • 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

Associate: New Graduate Member (Assoc. AIA)
Congrats, grad! Graduates of accredited schools of architecture receive complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months after date of graduation!

International Associate Member (Intl. Assoc. AIA)
Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership. 

Allied Membership
Companies, related organizations, and individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture, but share an interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast are eligible for local Allied membership. Your membership is at the local level.