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 provides valuable resources and opportunities:

  • Join a global community of over 96,000 architecture and design enthusiasts.
  • Shape the architecture profession, public policy, and practice.
  • Access research, career tools, and partner discounts through AIA National and the AIA Trust.
  • Attend 150+ annual educational programs and events.
  • Enjoy member pricing on educational programs, events, and design competitions.
  • Save on AIASF Job Board postings and Digital Advertising.



Membership Types

Architect (AIA)

Licensed to practice in the US

Join online (copy of current license required)


Associate AIA

Currently enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and working toward licensure

Currently work under the supervision of an architect or hold a degree in architecture

Faculty member in a university program in architecture

Join online


International Associate

Licensed to practice outside of the US

Join online (copy of current license required)


New Graduate

Associate (Associate AIA)

Join online (diploma or transcript required)



Individual working in a field other than architecture

Allied application


Corporate Allied

Firm in an industry other than architecture

Corporate Allied application


Component Affiliate

Member of another chapter who also wants AIASF benefits

Component Affiliate application



Student studying architecture or an affiliated major

Student application (proof of student status required)