International Associates

Intl. Assoc. AIA

AIA represents the international architectural community, and our mission to design a more sustainable, equitable world requires international participation. Join AIA Chicago as an International Associate member and be part of our community fostering a culture of design excellence.

Through your Associate membership, you'll join forces with more than 98,700 other members—the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals—who together are leveraging the power of design to advance climate action and racial and gender equity in our industry and beyond. Raise your voice and design a better world with the AIA community.

Member Benefits

  • Online continuing education transcript

  • Member-only ARE resources and study groups and AXP assistance

  • Use of prestigious Intl. Assoc. AIA credentials

  • Free or discounted rates to most online and in-person educational or networking events, as well as invitations to member-only events

  • Subscription to AIA Chicago's magazine, Chicago Architect, with free listings for promotions and new jobs

  • Access to our exclusive and award-winning leadership and mentorship programs

  • Discounted rates for posting on the AIA Chicago Job Board

  • Access to a wealth of member-only research, career resources, and discounts through AIA Illinois and AIA national

I hold an architecture license or equivalent from a non-US licensing authority and wish to join AIA Chicago.

By joining AIA Chicago, you receive membership at the local, state, and national levels, allowing you to gain from the most valuable professional resources available.

For state and federal income tax purposes, payments to the AIA and its components are generally deductible as trade or business expenses—except for the percentage spent on lobbying federal or state governments. Consult a tax professional to determine the appropriate tax treatment of your dues.