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Joining the American Institute of Architects gives you the valuable career advancement, professional education and advocacy services of the largest association (over 90,000 members) that serves the architectural profession. Our local chapter, AIA Potomac Valley, serves over 570 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.

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Do you have a colleague who would benefit from membership in the AIA? Refer them and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. Just complete this form. Terms and conditions apply.

special offer FOR NEW MEMBERS

Begin your membership experience by attending A'17, the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, in Orlando this April. Packed with a provocative lineup of speakers plus 500+ power-packed workshops, seminars, tours, and events, it's the architecture and design event of the year! Join AIA today as a new member and your A'17 registration is FREE, a value up to $775*.
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2017 Dues Schedule

Total AIA annual dues for 2017 will be $649 for Architect Members and $229 for Associate Members. Click here for a breakdown of local, state and national dues.

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.

MEMBER DUES PRORATION FOR NEW AND REINSTATING MEMBERS
The membership renewal cycle is based on a calendar year: January 1 through December 31. National, state and local dues for new and reinstating members are prorated quarterly as follows:

  • Quarter 1 - 100% full payment due
  • Quarter 2 - 25% reduction
  • Quarter 3 - 50% reduction
  • Quarter 4 - responsible for next year’s dues amount (includes 15 for 12 promotion)


DUES INSTALLMENT PROGRAM
Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments with AIA's Dues Installment Program. Enrollment begins October 1, 2016 and ends no later than April 30, 2017. 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

Associate - New Graduate (Assoc. AIA): Free to all architecture school graduates for the first 18 months after graduation. Membership is available to both NAAB Accredited Degree Holders and Non-accredited degree holders, or individuals enrolled in an AXP (formerly IDP) program working under an architect's supervision. Learn More

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 Allied Membership Application Form.

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