aia membership

In addition to the 250+ Architects and Associates that make up our core membership, industry representatives and leaders may join AIA Memphis as part of our unique Corporate Partner program.

AIA Membership Designations

The AIA offers several membership designations based on licensure status and other criteria. These abbreviations, which AIA members (except for Allied members) may show after their names, indicate membership to clients, the public, and other industry professionals:

AIA: U.S. licensed architects
FAIA: Members elected to the AIA College of Fellows
Assoc. AIA: Unlicensed to practice architecture but meeting other professional criteria
Hon. AIA or Hon. FAIA: Honorary members
Intl. Assoc. AIA: Those with an architecture license or equivalent from a licensing authority outside the United States


Member Resources

Learn more about Member Benefits and Resources.

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