Joining the AIA provides immediate access to a wide network of professional contacts – it is a valuable professional resource to draw upon, and a powerful, collective voice to advocate for a stronger economic climate for architects nationwide. The Central New York chapter opens up opportunities to participate in an active local community that supports the interests and development of architectural professionals in the CNY area.

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The membership categories are as follows:

Architect Member (AIA):

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

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Associate Member (Assoc. AIA):

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

  • Professional degree in architecture (recent graduate information)
  • 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

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Emeritus Member (AIA):

Any Architect or Associate member who meets the following criteria is eligible for emeritus membership, which is free at the national and state level:

  • Is at least 70 years of age
  • Has been a member in good standing for at least 15 years
  • Is retired or incapacitated and is no longer practicing in the profession.

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Allied Individual Member:

Individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture but share a special interest in the built environment as a professional colleague or enthusiast. This membership is at the local level only.

Allied membership is open to engineers, planners, landscape architects, sculptors, muralists, artists, and those in government, education, journalism, manufacturing, industry, and other fields allied to architecture. Individuals must not be otherwise eligible for membership in the Institute.

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AIA Dues Structure - CNY

Architect MemberAssociate Member
Component Member Type Dues Member Type Dues
AIA - National New Member $265.00 New Member $114.00
Reinstating Member $265.00
International $265.00
Allied $354.00
Emeritus $0.00
AIA - NY State 1st Year Member $84.00 1st Year Member $59.00
2nd Year Member $109.00 2nd Year Member $59.00
3rd Year Member $109.00 3rd Year Member $59.00
4th Year Member $109.00 4th Year Member $59.00
5th Year Member $109.00 5th Year Member $59.00
6th Year Plus Member $164.00 6th Year Plus Member $75.00
Emeritus $0.00 International License $51.00
Central NY Architect $125.00 Associate $67.00
Emeritus - Subscriber $0.00
Individual Allied