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Thank you for your interest in joining AIA Minnesota!

Click here to view the AIA national membership page.

AIA Minnesota is an active, vital service organization committed to professional development, public service, accessible information, and continuous opportunities.

AIA Minnesota is recognized throughout the nation as one of the strongest components of the AIA. Whether an intern, associate, or AIA member, you would belong to a local chapter--either Minneapolis (Minneapolis, its suburbs, and the southwestern part of the state), St. Paul (St. Paul, its suburbs, and the southeastern part of the state), or Northern Minnesota (Duluth and the northern part of the state). In addition to affiliation with a local chapter, you would be a member of Minnesota's state organization--AIA Minnesota, and the national AIA.

AIA Minnesota is a member-driven organization. Our members plan meetings, serve on task forces, and direct the future of the profession through service in the AIA. We urge all of our members, especially our new members, to serve on one of our many committees as a way to get involved. Please click here to see the committee list and sign-up sheet.

The benefits of membership are numerous--as a member of AIA Minnesota you would receive a one-year subscription to Architecture Minnesota magazine, an award-winning publication, as well as our monthly newsletter, Matrix, and information on upcoming programs, seminars and events. You would also receive support for your profession, opportunities for continuing education, be able to stay in-tune with current news and events relating to architecture including legislation.

If you would like more information, and a membership packet to be mailed to you, please call our office at 612/338-6763 or write to Amber Allardyce, Membership Coordinator, at allardyce@aia-mn.org.

Architect Member (AIA): Individuals licensed to practice architecture in U.S. State or Territory. Architect Member Application (PDF)
Associate Member (Assoc. AIA): Assoc. AIA is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: Associate Member Application (PDF)
  • Recent graduate with a degree in architecture (Special Offer) or
  • Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working towards licensure, or
  • Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture, or
  • Faculty member in a university program in architecture.
Emeritus: An AIA member for 15 successive years and 70 years of age, or 60 years of age and fully retired, or incapacitated so as to be unable to work within the profession

To find out what your membership dues would be, please see the 2007 AIA Dues Chart.

Allied membership is another membership category within the AIA. This is an individual who works in a field related to the practice of architecture. Included in this group are landscape architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, graphic designers, and professionals in government, education, industry, research, journalism, or others who will provide a meaningful contribution by virtue of their employment, profession, or interest.

Allied membership is at the local level in one of the state chapters (either Minneapolis, St. Paul, or Northern Minnesota), and at the state level (AIA Minnesota). Membership benefits include those listed above for regular members. Allied members are also invited to join AIA Minnesota committees and participate in continuing education seminars, lectures or other events. Click here for the list of committees and the sign-up sheet.

Membership dues for Allied members are $115.00 for the first year. If you would like to download an application for Allied membership please click here. If you are interested in learning more about Allied membership or have questions, please feel free to call our office at 612/338-6763 or write to Amber Allardyce, Membership Coordinator, at allardyce@aia-mn.org.