AIA membership is for architects who want to share the knowledge, resources, and strength of the AIA community. Together we help create better places to work and live through education, advocacy, and professional development.

AIA is a three-tiered member organization for architects with benefits and dues at the national, state and local levels. Visit AIA National to renew or join.


Why Join


AIA members receive a 50-70% discount on over 50 AIA Seattle learning opportunities each year that meet Washington State’s requirements for continuing education. There is no better place for architects to earn professional development hours.


With more than 2,800 local members, AIA Seattle is a community of architecture, engineering, construction, and allied professionals who engage in connection and networking through high energy in-person events and engaging virtual opportunities.


As a member of AIA Seattle, you are an individual contributor to the collective voice of AIA with policymakers to further the profession and champion the design of thriving, livable communities. Your membership supports engagement to elevate public awareness of how design impacts lives and livelihoods.

Member benefits include:


  • Online continuing-education (CE) transcript available at Career Center
  • CE support and license protection through over 50 AIA Seattle continuing education offerings annually
  • 50%-70% discounted attendance at AIA Seattle in-person classes and forums and discounts for virtual programs
  • Support for licensure through the free use of study materials, and support from groups like Laddership for mentoring and the Young Architects Forum


Credibility and Professional Support

Explore AIA National’s Member Benefits including the Career Center for access to your transcripts and national educational and job opportunities.

Would you like to learn more about paying dues by installment or at an adjusted level?

Dues can be paid by installment on the AIA National website.  AIA Seattle supports member applications for dues adjustments based on AIA National’s framework for hardship which include financial hardship, unemployment/partial employment, medical disability, sabbatical and family leave. AIA Seattle’s policy is to support all hardship requests of members based on self-identification, without requiring documentation. Make a confidential request to AIA Seattle for a dues adjustment by reaching out to Camilla Nicholas at who will support you to complete AIA National’s Dues Adjustment Form.



Any Architect/Associate member may apply for Emeritus status who has been in good standing in the Institute for fifteen successive years immediately prior to his or her application, and either (i) has attained the age of 70, and is retired from the profession of architecture, or (ii) is so incapacitated as to be unable to work in the profession. Exceptions are available upon application.

To learn more about and apply for Emeritus status, contact