Joining 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 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. 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.
2016 Dues Schedule
Total AIA annual dues for 2016 will be $637 for Architect Members and $220 for Associate Members. Local, state and national dues portions are as follows:
AIA Potomac Valley local dues:
$218 for Architect Members
$55 for Associate Members
$0 for Emeritus
AIA Maryland state dues:
$159 for Architect Members
$58 for Associate Members
$0 for Emeritus Members
AIA National dues:
$260 for Architect Members
$112 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.
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
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 2016 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 A member in good standing of another AIA Chapter who receives all benefits of AIA Potomac Valley membership (except voting), including eligibility to submit to AIAPV’s annual Design Awards Competition. Visit our Unassigned Membership page for more information and complete the unassigned membership application.