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AIA Membership

Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today's market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. We invite you to become an AIA member today.

Becoming a Member

Architect Member (AIA)

Individuals who are licensed to practice architecture in the United states are invited to be a part of the leading organization representing the interests of the profession, The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Learn more

Members who reside in the Middle Tennessee counties of Bedford, Benton, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Davidson, Decatur, Dekalb, Dickson, Giles, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humpreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Macon, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Stewart, Trousdale, Wayne, White, Wilson, and Williamson are invited to join AIA Middle Tennessee as their local AIA Chapter.

One of the advantages of being a licensed architect member of the Institute is the use of the AIA credentials, identifying you as part of the community of architecture. AIA members adhere to AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and are required to strengthen their knowledge of the profession through continuing education requirements.

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AIA Member Emeritus

Emeritus denotes an AIA member in good standing for 15 successive years who 1) has attained the age of 70, or 2) has attained the age of 60 and is fully retired from the profession or unable to continue working in the profession. Members' Emeritus receive the same benefits as AIA members but now have emeritus status without the customary membership fees.  Eligible AIA members can visit the AIA national web site to obtain an emeritus member application form.

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Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)

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

  • Recent graduate with a degree in architecture, or
  • Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working towards licensure, or
  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture, or
  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture.

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International Associate Architect Member (Int'l Assoc. AIA)

Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. Licensing authority are eligible to join as an Int'l Assoc. AIA.  In addition to the many benefits of joining the AIA, international members residing locally can take advantage of the many networking and educational opportunities offered by AIA Middle Tennessee. Learn more.

Professional Affiliate Member

Professional Affiliate Members are individual building industry professionals, design firm staff members other than architects, and every professional with an interest in the built environment. Find a link to our Professional Affiliate Member application below. For more information, contact our office at 615-259-9664 or email Affiliate Relations

AIA Professional Affiliate Member Application

Membership Fees

Both architect and associate members pay  membership dues that combine national, state and local dues. Affiliate Members pay only local dues.  For more information on the dues for your membership level, contact our office at 615-259-9664 or email Patsy Blankenship

Questions about becoming a member?

Contact Patsy Blankenship at 615-259-9664 for more information on AIA member benefits and to join or renew your AIA membership.

Current Member Troubleshooting

Use our handy Manage Your AIA Membership page

Has your membership lapsed? (Former) AIA members who did not renew their membership by March 31 are now lapsed.  Lasped architect members no longer have the right to use the AIA (or Associate AIA designation for associate members).  We encourage you to reinstate your membership by contacting Patsy Blankenship at 615-259-9664

Do you need help in meeting new State Mandatory Continuing Education reqirements?  All benefits of membership cease when membership is lapsed including correspondance about all local AIA events.  Reinstate your membership to take advantage of all benefits including free admission to Chapter AIA/CES lunch and learn programs, discounted rates to many allied professional programs, and subscription to our weekly event update to help you meet State Mandatory Continuing Education requirements for Tennessee licensed architects.  See our Education section for information on AIA continuing education requirements and state licensing.

If you are a past member, we would love to have you back. Contact Patsy Blankenship at 615-259-9664.

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