Membership Categories

Architect Member (AIA)
Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for Architect membership.

Associate Member (Assoc. AIA)
Associate AIA 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
Faculty member in a university program in architecture
New graduates from NAAB accredited programs may be eligible for free membership and free registration for the AIA national convention – click here for more information.

Architects or Associates, click here to join or renew online.

International Associates (Int’l Assoc. AIA)
Individuals who have an architecture license or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership.
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Unassigned Membership
Unassigned Membership in AIA West Virginia is intended for individuals who maintain active, voting membership in another state AIA Chapter and the National AIA, but wish to participate in AIA West Virginia awards programs. All unassigned membership expire on December 31, of the corresponding year.
Unassigned Membership entitles individuals to participate in AIA West Virginia events and awards programs.
Since AIA members may only vote in their primary, assigned Chapter, Unassigned Members may not vote in AIA West Virginia elections, hold a position on the Board of Directors or represent the Chapter as a delegate to any meeting of the Institute. Unassigned membership dues are $325.00 per year.
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Professional Affiliate Member
Professional Affiliates must be registered to practice their professions where such requirements exist, with established professional reputations. They may be engineers, planners, landscape architects, sculptors, muralists and other artists, professionals in government, education, industry, research and journalism, and/or others whom the chapter believes will provide a meaningful contribution by virtue of their employment or profession. Professional affiliates cannot be individuals licensed to practice architecture. Professional Affiliate membership dues are $200.00 per year.
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Allied Affiliate Member
This category of affiliation, open to all individuals or companies that supply goods or services to the construction industry such as building product manufacturers and/or building product supplies, contractors and etc. Allied Affiliate membership dues are $250.00 per year.
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For Assistance
If you have questions regarding your AIA West Virginia membership, please call our headquarters at (304) 344-9872 or email us at