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Associate membership is open to individuals who have a professional degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in AXP, or are a 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: AIA Minneapolis, AIA St. 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:
  • Subscriptions to ENTER, digital weekly newsletter, website, and annual print journal; Matrix, AIA Minnesota’s monthly e-newsletter; AIArchitect e-newsletter covering news, tips and trends; ARCHITECT, the official magazine of the AIA; plus digital editions of Residential Architect, EcoHome, and EcoStructure
  • IDP that educates prospective architects about the current requirements for licensure in Minnesota
  • Prepare for the ARE® with study groups, prep classes, and reference materials provided by your local component
  • Earn AXP credit at no cost with AIA’s online learning tool, Emerge by AIAU
  • National Associates Committee (NAC) programs, activities, and resources to ensure that you have a strong voice within the AIA. You also receive relevant news and announcements by email and social media.
  • AIA Transcript to track AIA continuing education provider courses.  
  • 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
  • Committee and Knowledge Committee participation to fit your interests
  • Networking opportunities including luncheons, committees, knowledge communities, 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.