Member Benefits Guide

AIA’s Member Benefits Guide has a complete list of benefits, professional resources and exclusive discounts. Download the Guide

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Member Benefits

The Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of the American Institute of Architects gives you the valuable career advancement, professional education and advocacy services of the largest association (95,000+ members) that serves the architectural profession – an essential investment in your own future at every stage of your career.

AIA has valuable resources to help you get started, get connected, get engaged, and get ahead in your membership and in the profession. Explore the Benefits of AIA Membership.

AIA members have access to:

  • Leadership opportunities to build leadership skills, understand how the institute works, and interact with leaders in the architecture profession, AIA, and universities.
  • Practice Management Tool and Resources provide reliable, up-to-date, and consistent information related to architectural best practice and research, business practice and ownership, and more.
  • Professional Development through various channels and on multiple topics to meet your specific continuing education needs. 
  • AIA Advocacy is the voice of architecture to legislators at the federal, state, and local level. You can engage your legislators and use AIA tools and resources to develop skills as an advocate to build power for architects in areas such as building communities, the economy, sustainability, and racial equality.
  • The AIA Community helps you connect with over 95,000 architects and design professionals on the local, state, and national level.
  • Career resources help you build your dream career.
  • The AIA Trust develops and offers insurance and benefit programs and serves as a risk management resource for members.
  • AIA benefits & discounts can be accessed by a code and redeemed while logged into as a member.
  • AIA Designation helps you to stand out in the competitive architectural profession.


Our local chapter, AIA Potomac Valley, serves over 600 members in Montgomery, Prince George's, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Washington and Allegany Counties across Maryland. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll receive as an AIAPV member:

  • Access to some 50 high-quality CES events on topics of most importance to architects each year
  • On-demand access to your transcript through AIA CES Discovery, which allows you to track your continuing education
  • Member discounts on event registrations
  • Eligibility to enter projects in the annual AIA Potomac Valley Design Awards competition

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. We invite members to visit LEAFHouse, the University of Maryland's 2007 award-winning Solar Decathlon entry, now owned by the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation and serving as the chapter house for AIA Potomac Valley.