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Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: professional degree in architecture; currently work under the supervision of an architect; currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure; or faculty member in a university program in architecture.


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 AIA Minneapolis, AIA Saint Paul or AIA Northern Minnesota. In addition to affiliation with a local chapter, you would be a member of Minnesota’s state organization (AIA Minnesota), and the national AIA.


The benefits of membership are numerous.  Here are some of the benefits:
  • Subscriptions to Architecture Minnesota, an award-winning magazine, Matrix, AIA Minnesota’s monthly e-newsletter, AIArchitect e-newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT, the official magazine of the AIA; plus digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and EcoStructure.
  • IDP Program that educates prospective architects about the current requirements for licensure in Minnesota.
  • Architect Registration Examination (ARE ) study resources and instruction to support you on the path to licensure.
  • The Emerging Professional’s Companion, an online resource to gain IDP credit.
  • National Associates Committee (NAC) programs, activities, and resources that ensure you have a strong voice within the AIA. You also receive relevant news and announcements by e-mail and social media.
  • AIA Transcript to track AIA continuing education provider courses. Associate members and interns can earn IDP Supplemental Experience hours by completing approved AIA continuing education courses. One AIA Learning Unit is equal to one IDP supplemental experience hour.
  • AIA Career Center assistance to find internship and professional opportunities
  • Notices on upcoming programs, seminars and events
  • Advocacy and public awareness through partnerships with other local publications, awards programs, and public relations efforts, more and more people are hearing about AIA Minnesota and learning about what architects do.
  • Committee Participation – 23 committees to fit your interests
  • Networking Opportunities include luncheons, committees, events and more!
  • Dedicated and experienced Government Affairs Committee that works to address the needs of the profession.
  • More than 20 Knowledge Communities, professional interest groups, that enable you to build a peer network of colleagues who share your interests and practice specializations.
  • And much more!

 Download the AIA Member Benefits Guide.

Join today and start taking advantage of all that AIA has to offer.