signature_mem_join_v1-01Joining the American Institute of Architects gives you the valuable career advancement, professional education and advocacy services of the largest association (88,000 members) that serves the architectural profession. Our local chapter, AIA Potomac Valley, serves over 560 members in Montgomery, Prince Georges, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Washington and Allegany Counties across Maryland.

Join AIAPV to receive membership benefits including access to some 50 high-quality CES events on topics of most importance to architects each year, with member discounts on registration. Members are eligible to enter their projects in the annual AIA Potomac Valley Design Awards. We offer valuable networking opportunities to architects at every stage of their careers, as well as programming specifically for Emerging Professionals. Additionally, our chapter operates the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation for the support of architecture student scholarships and the maintenance of LEAFHouse as a public showcase for sustainable design.

Architect and Associate members join AIA at the local, state and national levels simultaneously through a single application to AIA National. Allied members join at the local level only, applying directly to AIA Potomac Valley.

Looking for ways to reach architects? Allied membership and sponsorship are great ways to support the profession and network with our members. See our Sponsorship page for more information.

Renew and win

Renew your AIA membership by December 31, 2016, and be entered to win either 2018 national, state, and local only Membership Dues or choice between AIA ARE ® Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles or Black Spectacles software tutorial. Terms and conditions for renew by December 31, 2016 sweepstakes. Sweepstakes void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation and offered only in the United States; and is open only to legal residents, age 18 or older, of the United States.*

2017 Dues Schedule

Total AIA annual dues for 2017 will be $649 for Architect Members and $229 for Associate Members. Local, state and national dues portions are as follows:

AIA Potomac Valley local dues:

  • $222 for Architect Members
  • $56 for Associate Members
  • $0 for Emeritus

AIA Maryland state dues:

  • $162 for Architect Members
  • $59 for Associate Members
  • $0 for Emeritus Members

AIA National dues:

  • $265 for Architect Members
  • $114 for Associate Members
  • $0 for Emeritus Members

AIA Potomac Valley and AIA Maryland will continue to participate in AIA National’s complimentary membership program for new architecture graduates, waiving dues for the first 18 months after graduation.

Dues Installment Program

Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments with our Dues Installment Program. Enrollment begins October 1, 2016 and no later than April 30, 2017 and pay your dues in up to six monthly installments. Learn more.

Membership Categories 

Architect (AIA): Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible. Learn More | Download an Application

To elevate from Associate to Architect status Download an Application

Associate (Assoc. AIA): Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible: (1) professional degree in architecture; (2) working under the supervision of an architect; (3) enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure; (4) faculty member in a university program in architecture. Learn More | Download an Application

New Graduate (Assoc. AIA): Free to all architecture school graduates for the first 18 months after graduation. Learn More | NAAB Degree – Begin Application | Non-NAAB Degree – Download an Application

International Associate (Int’l. Assoc. AIA): Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible. Learn More | Download an Application

Transfer Your Membership: If you are a member of another AIA component and wish to relocate your membership to AIA Potomac Valley, please submit this 2017 Transfer Request Form to AIA National, using the contact information at the bottom of the form.

Allied Member Non-architects who work with the built environment, including engineers, landscape architects, design consultants, general contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers and related fields. Visit our Allied Membership page for more information and complete the Partner/Sponsor Form.

Unassigned Member This category of membership is being discontinued effective January 1, 2017.

AIAPV 2016 Allied Members

Visit the Allied Member Directory

Scott Bosse - Aeratis International

Brandon Morris - Barrons Lumber

Keith Novosel - Barrons Lumber

Kevin Reidy - Boral Cultured Stone and Boral Brick

Jessica Miller - CADD Microsystems

Paul Murray - CBG South, Inc.

Loren Bosazzi - Enviroshake

Ted Kelly - Ernest Maier

George Papaheraklis - Finecraft Building Contractors, Inc.

Katie Deck - FireRock Building Material

Lew Brode - Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)

Clay Aler - Koffel Associates

Terrence M. McShane - Lee & McShane PC

Santiago Manent - Porcelanosa

Gary Case - Signature Elevators & Accessible Design

Hamid Fadakar - Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths

Ken Clark - TW Perry

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