By becoming an Associate (not yet licensed) member, you join a broad network of professionals who are improving the practice of architecture, influencing the city, engaging in professional development and career activities, and educating the general public about the significance of architecture.

AIA is a three-tiered member organization for architects with benefits and dues at the national, state and local levels.


Why Join


AIA Seattle and it’s committees annually offers over 50 AIA classes that meet Washington State’s new requirements for continuing education. There is no better place for architects to earn their 24 professional development hours.


With more than 2,600 local members, AIA Seattle is a community of your design, construction and architecture colleagues tailored to inspire, educate and help advance your career.

Competitive Advantage

Being part of AIA Seattle is more than just these three letters after your name. Membership is about community, passion, education and a commitment to elevating design as a platform for making our city and our region better.

Member benefits include:

More support

More knowledge

More resources

Explore AIA National’s Member Benefits.

Ready for the next phase of your career?

Emeritus Associate Membership

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.

Contact AIA Seattle’s Member Engagement Manager, Connor Descheemaker, to learn about and apply for Emeritus status at




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