Student AIA Chicago

A just and equitable profession starts while you are in school.

Join AIA Chicago as a Student member for free and be part of our community fostering a culture of design excellence for equitable, sustainable places and spaces.

Through your Student 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

  • Peer level access to AIA Chicago's Knowledge Communities, Affinity Groups, and task forces

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

  • Free or discounted rates to most 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 a wealth of member-only research, career resources, and discounts through AIA Illinois and AIA national

Students also have the option to join The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization that is dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students.

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I am a university student pursuing a professional degree in architecture and wish to join AIA Chicago.

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