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Associate AIA

I hold a degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, am in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), and/or I'm an Architect Registration Examination candidate and wish to join the BSA/AIA.

Associate AIA membership is for those who want to learn, network, and shape the future of the architecture profession. This is your membership if you are not yet licenced as an architect, but are working towards licensure. You may also become an Associate AIA member if you do not have a license and do not plan to become licensed, but have a degree in architecture or a related field.

Associate AIA membership is a membership in American Institute of Architects (AIA) as well as the Boston Society of Architects (BSA).

Associate AIA dues are waived for the first year after graduation.
Choose one of the following applications:
NAAB-accredited architecture program
NON-NAAB-accredited architecture program

Member benefits include:

Are You An ARE Candidate?

If So, Apply for the Boston Society of Architects Future Architect Scholarship Program!

The BSA Future Architect Scholarship Program enables individuals who are working towards their licensure to apply for up-to five consecutive years of State and Local (BSA only) dues waived for Associate AIA membership.

What Do I need?

If you have your NCARB number, are sitting for the AREs and have a registered architect supervisor, you already have everything you need to apply.

  • You can receive this scholarship for up to five years if you have not already taken part in the "New Graduate" free year of membership.
  • Those who did enter as "New Graduates" are able to round out their free membership allotment with an additional four years of waived dues through this program.
  • Each new year of membership will be invoiced normally, and if you are eligible, you are responsible for re-applying for the BSA Future Architect Scholarship for that year. 

All Associate renewals will include an application form for this program.  
If you'd like to check out the application form and read more about how it works, click the link below:


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