AIA Member Benefits

AIA is about people:  Architects working together, helping each other create better places to live, work, and play. Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today's market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. Moreover, when you get involved locally through your AIA Hampton Roads Chapter, you make new friends, expand your professional contacts and knowledge base, and work together with colleagues to improve the quality of life in your home community.

AIA Membership provides you with:


AIA is about CommunityPromoting fellowship and collaboration among members and within our community at large.  AIA Hampton Roads Members are design professionals who are eager to extend their professional network, to share information and exchange ideas. The calendar of events incorporates a rich and varied program of educational events, social gatherings, committee meetings, and other events that connect members with each other, to the broader professional community, and to the public.  


AIA is about Knowledge:  Facilitating the sharing of Knowledge about Design and about Practice that inspires and enables members and the public.  AIA Hampton Roads provides a variety of continuing education programs that address current challenges, innovations, and practice trends.  AIA Members also have access to a variety of professional resources and technical materials at a discounted rate.

AIA Contract Documents: Visit the AIA National web site to learn why AIA Documents are the industry standard in legal documents for the profession and associated industries. Available in paper, software version and new select documents on demand.

The AIA Store: Purchase books on architecture and design, in addition to gift and logo items.

The AIA Trust serves as a risk management resource for the practice of architecture in cooperation with the AIA national component, and offers insurance and benefit programs for AIA members. 


AIA is about Advocacy:  Serving as a voice on community, legislative and design matters and promoting AIA members and the value of their services to the public. AIA Hampton Roads members work collaboratively with the State (VSAIA) and AIA National components to strengthen the voices of architects in government and community leadership at the city, state and national level. To promote the unique value of architects and the importance of design excellence, AIA Hampton Roads features members' works through programs like the AIA Hampton Roads Design + Honor Awards. 


Whether you are an intern or a firm principal, an architect working alone or in a large firm, a government employee or a corporate architect, the AIA has the resources and tools to help you meet your professional challenges. Membership in the AIA signifies your commitment to a high standard of professional ethics, to furthering your professional development, and to advancing the value of the profession.

When you join the AIA you become a member of the National AIA component, and you are assigned locally as a member of AIA Hampton Roads and the Virginia Society AIA (VSAIA). You will find that the value of your AIA membership far exceeds the investment. Local chapter participation in AIA Hampton Roads provides you the opportunity to network with peers while keeping you connected with issues that affect your business locally. 

Get involved today and reap the full benefits of AIA membership. Interested AIA members click on Join AIA.  Interested Local Allied Members click on Local Allied Membership. To speak to staff to learn more, contact our AIA Hampton Roads Executive Director, Marci Parrish, 757.356.9971 or 

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