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Founded in 1881, AIA San Francisco brings the architecture and design communities together to connect, share knowledge, and offer support. Whether you're an experienced architect, emerging professional, faculty member, or involved in the construction industry, AIA is here to support your career, enhance your practice, and advance the architecture profession:

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Membership Types


Open to architects licensed in the U.S.

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Open to architecture degree holders, those working under an architect, in AXP, or faculty

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Associates New Graduates

Free for new architecture school graduates, for up to 18 months!

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International Associates

Open to architects licensed outside the U.S.

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Applies to individuals who have been AIA members for 15 successive years and either (i) have attained the age of 70 and are retired from the profession of architecture (or from a related occupation, in the case of Associate members) or (ii) are so incapacitated as to be unable to work in the profession

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Honored for contributing notably to the advancement of the profession of architecture

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Individual Allied

Open to professionals in allied industries

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Corporate Allied

Open to firms in allied industries

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Open to any student in an architecture degree program

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