Joining the American Institute of Architects gives you the valuable career advancement, professional education and advocacy services of the largest association (80,000 members) that serves the architectural profession. Our local chapter, AIA Potomac Valley, serves nearly 550 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. Unassigned members and 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.
2015 Dues Schedule
Total AIA annual dues for 2015 will be $628 for Architect Members and $220 for Associate Members. Local, state and national dues portions are as follows:
AIA Potomac Valley local dues:
- $214 for Architect Members
- $51 for Associate Members
- $45 for Emeritus Members
- $100 for Unassigned Members
AIA Maryland state dues:
- $158 for Architect Members
- $59 for Associate Members
- $0 for Emeritus Members
AIA National dues:
- $256 for Architect Members
- $110 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.
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 – Download an 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
Unassigned Architect (AIA) and Unassigned Associate (Assoc. AIA): A member of another AIA Chapter may be an Unassigned member of AIA Potomac Valley, enjoying all benefits of AIAPV membership (except voting), with access to all our publications and events, and eligibility to submit projects completed within the geographic boundaries of the chapter in our Design Awards Competition program. Unassigned Membership is $100 for Architect members, $50 for Associate members. Download and complete the Unassigned Member Application.