The American Institute of Architects San Diego


AIA San Diego is a professional membership association with more than 800 architects, designers and allied professionals in San Diego County. Members have access to a network of leaders and resources that help promote architecture and design. AIA membership involves a three-tiered system, with membership dues allocated and services provided at the local, state, and national levels. To view the dues structure of all AIA San Diego membership levels, click here.

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AIA San Diego, with its nearly 90-year history, provides architects, and emerging professionals of all levels of experience with information, education, community, fellowship, marketing, representation and a great deal more!

The AIA designation confirms your membership in the nation’s premier design & architecture professional association, with more than 88,000 members, and affirms your commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence.     

Looking for ways to market your product or company to architects and other design professionals? Corporate Allied membership is the way to do it!  As a Corporate Allied member, you have many opportunities to promote your goods and services. From networking to participation at special events and programs to reduced pricing on all that AIA San Diego offers, Corporate Allied membership is a great means of reaching your target market.

The San Diego Chapter, along with the California Council and AIA National, offer benefits such as advocacy, marketing, professional development, ethics and conduct standards, networking and insurance.

The AIA San Diego Chapter presents to its members programs and services that help individuals and their firms be more successful while supporting the profession as a whole.

In addition to introducing yourself as “A proud member of AIA San Diego”, some of our membership benefits include:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Free listing on our website and in our Membership Directory and Resource Guide
  • Access to member rates for AIA San Diego events and programs
  • Continuing Education seminars
  • 30% off AIA Contract Documents
  • ARE Team-in-Training
  • Free job and resume postings
  • Advertising Opportunities
  • Weekly e-newsletter and other communications
  • Participation on numerous committees

Get 15 months of Membership for the price of 12!

Join for 2017.  Benefit Now.  Sign up for 2017 membership and get complimentary membership for the rest of 2016. Join October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Join and Win.

Join or re-join as a member of the AIA October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, and be entered to win either 2017 national, state, and local only Membership Dues or choice between AIA ARE Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles or Black Spectacles software tutorial.

Free Convention Registration

New AIA members receive complimentary registration for the 2017 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Orlando, Florida April 27 – 29.

Free Membership for Up to 18 Months

New Graduates Receive Free AIA Membership for Up to 18 Months Graduates of accredited schools of architecture receive complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months after graduation.  Non-NAAB Degree Holders or Individuals Enrolled in an IDP Program Working under an Architect’s Supervision may also be eligible for Up to 18 months complimentary membership. Learn More

Dues Installment Program

Pay your dues in up to six installments with our Dues Installment Program. All newly joining members are eligible to participate in the 2017 Dues Installment Program. Enrollment begins October 1, 2016 and ends April 30, 2017. 2017 membership dues enrolled in the dues installment plan must be paid in full by June 30, 2017. Learn more.

Refer a new member and you could win

Do you have a colleague who would benefit from membership in the AIA? Refer them and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. Just complete this form and we’ll do the rest!

Renew and win

Renew your AIA membership by December 31, 2016, and be entered to win either 2018 national, state, and local only Membership Dues or choice between AIA ARE Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles or Black Spectacles software tutorial.

New Architect

    • Individual with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority
    • Are new to AIA

New Graduate Associate (NAAB Degree Holder)

    • Recently graduated with a NAAB-accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate professional degree in architecture within approximately the past 1-18 months

New Graduate Associate (Non-NAAB Degree Holder)

    • Recently graduated from a non-NAAB accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate program within approximately the past 1-18 months
    • Currently work under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related to the practice of architecture

New Associate

    • Professional Degree in architecture
    • IDP Candidate
    • ARE Candidate
    • Work under the supervision of an architect in a professinal or technical capacity
    • Work as a faculty member in a university program in architecture
    • Are new to AIA

New International Associate

    • Individual with an architectural license from a non-U.S. licensing authority
    • Are new to AIA

Component Allied

    • Architect or Associate members who are members in good standing of another AIA chapter component

Student Allied

    • Current student undergraduate or post-graduate of an architectural school or secondary school

Corporate Allied

    • Open to engineers, planners, landscape architects, artist, those in government, education, journalism, manufacturing industries, and other fields allied to architecture
    • Cannot be eligible for Architect, Associate or International Associate membership

Former member? Reinstate your membership today!

To determine your dues amount, please contact AIA San Diego at (619)232-0109.

Current Members

To view a list of all our 2016 members

Renew Membership

Time to renew? Renew Today! Deadline for dues payment is January 15th

Update Your Contact Information

Moved to a new address? Changed your phone or fax number? Let us know what has changed.

Upgrade Membership

Have you currently passed the ARE and become licensed? Are you eligible for Emeritus membership?

Transfer Membership

If you have recently moved, you may have moved into the territory of another chapter.

For questions, please contact:
Lily Roman, Membership and Administrative Coordinator, at or 619-232-0109.

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