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Join AIA Minnesota

Thank you for your interest in joining AIA Minnesota!

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

Membership Structure

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.

View the AIA national membership page.

AIA Minneapolis: Minneapolis, its suburbs, and the southwestern part of the state
AIA Saint Paul: St. Paul, its suburbs, and the southeastern part of the state
AIA Northern Minnesota: Duluth and the northern part of the state

Member Involvement
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 that meet regularly or volunteer for activities as your time allows. If you are new to AIA Minnesota, please fill out a Member Profile and tell us of your interests.

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 enewsletter, 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 email Amber Allardyce, Membership Director.

Membership Orientation PowerPoint (PDF download)

Membership Categories

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:

  • 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.
Associate Member Application (PDF)

Emeritus: Emeritus membership is open to AIA architect or associate members whose membership has been in good standing for 15 consecutive years and are at least 70 years of age or incapacitated and unable to work in the architecture profession. Download the application form here. Please contact Amber Allardyce for additional information.

Membership Dues
To find out what your membership dues would be, please see the 2014 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 AIA Minneapolis, AIA Saint Paul, or AIA 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.

Membership dues for Allied members are $115.00 for the first year. 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 email Amber Allardyce, Membership Director.

Allied Membership Application (PDF)