International Associate

International Associate AIA Membership: What's in it for me?

Also, find out about an additional 50% off local membership for educators!**


For International Associate/Educator or Government Application, please click here

Please note: New International Associate members must live or work within the Chapter where you join. If you have questions, please contact AIA National at 800-242-3837 to determine your local Chapter.

Individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in a country other than the US are eligible to become International Associate AIA members and use the "Intl. Assoc. AIA" credential.

When you join during Q4 2017 or Q1 2018, your first-year dues of $377.00 cover membership at all three levels (national, state and local), effective now through December 31, 2018.

If you are an educator or work in government, your dues are discounted at $295.00.**

Keeping you up to date with changes that affect you, your livelihood, and how you practice architecture, AIA provides a voice for the architectural professional that reaches every level of government. AIA members may also join any of the many Knowledge Communities. These interest areas provide access to in-depth information, services, knowledge, and career needs for your particular area of practice.

These are a few more ways AIA membership adds value to your professional life:

  • Discounts on our ARE preparation seminars and Professional Development Seminars, Home Tours, Design Awards Gala, and our Masters of Architecture lecture series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • Discounted or free admission to Chapter events, including monthly Committee Programs on topics like Building Performance and Regulations, CAD, the Environment, Architecture for Health Care, Historic Resources, Interiors, and Urban Design—most are eligible for CE credit!

  • Special member prices on AIA contract documents on paper or CD-ROM, personal and professional insurance through AIA Trust, and a variety of business and travel related promotions through AIAdvantage partner companies

  • Invitation-only Chapter events such as the Board Installation & Holiday Party

  • Hanley Wood's ARCHITECT is now the official magazine of the AIA, and members will also receive digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and Eco-Structure, including full access to their respective Web sites. You'll also receive the quarterly journal ArcCA and six issues of FORM

  • Use of our online job listings and résumé file to post or search for a job

Please click here to join online at
Or visit and click on Join AIA.

For International Associate/Educator or Government Application, please click here  

If you have any questions regarding membership, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the Chapter Office. We look forward to working with you in the months and years to come.

Steve Tanner, Membership Director, AIA Los Angeles Chapter

*Full year International Associate dues (Jan.-Dec.) are currently $377.00 for new (first-year) members, $404.00 for renewing second year members, and $435.00 for members renewing for the third year & thereafter. Continuing education activity of 18 hours/year, of which 12 are Health Safety and Welfare related, is not required for Int’l. Associate members, though we encourage you to take part in as many programs as you have time and interest for.

**Architect and Associate members who work for a college or university are eligible to take approximately ½ off the local (AIA/LA) portion of your dues. Please contact the AIA Los Angeles to calculate the correct local dues for educators. National and State dues remain unchanged.