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Invest in Yourself and Your Career

Membership in the AIA is a three-tier structure, which provides benefits at all levels. AIA members work together to develop and share resources essential for modern practice. Member dues contribute to advocacy efforts and ensure that the profession has a voice when important decisions are being made that affect architectural practice in Texas and beyond. In addition, as an AIA member you receive reduced convention registration rates at both state and national levels; informative online and print communications such as Texas Architect, CheckSet, advocacy updates; and more. Renew your AIA membership for 2013 .  The renewal period closes March 31. After…

The AIA is Defined by Its Membership, It’s Up to You to Help Direct It

June 03, 2012 Michael Cowan, AIA AIA Austin Chapter Director Many non-members list cost as the number one  “con” to joining the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Few people in the architecture profession have been exempt from money issues in the past few years, and the decision to pay AIA dues may be more of a debate now than it has been in the past. In recognition of this problem, the AIA has instituted a dues installment program that helps to mitigate immediate cost, along with a financial hardship/unemployment/partial employment waiver if needed. “You only get out of something what you put into it.”…