Our Associates are one of the fastest growing groups at the Texas Society of Architects. Joining as an Associate will grant you access to ARE study groups, emerging professional seminars, and other sources of experience that can help you prepare for licensure or learn more about our evolving industry.

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

  • Possess a professional degree in architecture (Learn about a special offer for new graduates).
  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect.
  • Are currently enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and working toward licensure.
  • Are a faculty member in a university program in architecture.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a three-tiered organization. Membership is required at the local, state, and national levels. Local component affiliation is assigned by zip code based on an individual’s business or home address. Membership dues are calculated on a calendar year, January through December. New member dues are prorated quarterly. You must contact your local AIA component or AIA Information Central, 800-242-3837, to determine your annual membership dues.

You can join AIA online or download an application from their website.

To renew your AIA membership, you can start the process here.

Find your local chapter.

International Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who hold an architecture license or the equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority. In order to apply, please present a copy of your current license with your application.