Membership

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Membership of the Australian Institute of Architects

CONNECTING YOU TO THE PROFESSION

Shape the future of the architecture profession in Australia and abroad.

The Institute is a connected community of over 11,500 members across Australia and overseas. Together, we give a voice to the profession and uphold the highest standards in our practice.

Membership Types

FIND THE RIGHT MEMBERSHIP FOR YOU

We offer a range of membership options to suit all levels of experience, participation, and practice size.

Designed to meet the needs of registered architects in Australia for continuous career development.

Enjoy an extensive range of benefits including full access to Acumen Practice Notes, our online resource of architectural practice material, exercise full voting rights, create a listing on our Find An Architect website, and enter the Institute’s prestigious Awards programs.

Open to individuals who graduated from a recognised architecture course. Become a part of EmAGN, a design community for graduates and emerging architects, and receive local and national support to successfully merge into the profession.

For students enrolled in a degree or masters in a recognised architecture or affiliated course. Become a member of the Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA), the Institute’s student body, and receive access to mentoring programs, practice notes and other valuable tools.

Designed for individuals with built environment related qualifications or those holding a degree from a recognised architecture course, but not registered. Maintain and extend your connection with the profession with opportunities for networking and continuous learning.

Open to Australian and International architects and built-environment professionals living overseas. Be involved and stay connected with the nation’s architecture profession. Receive news and updates and attend international events in various locations across the globe.

A+ is the Institute’s Practice Membership, providing your staff and practice with the necessary tools to help deliver the best professional service to your clients.

Currently participating in academia or are a retired professional? Learn more about our other options for staying connected to the Institute and the profession. 

Unable to participate fully in employment? We offer special provisions so you can continue being an active Institute member and get the same regular benefits.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Not active? Login to the portal to renew your membership today to continue enjoying exclusive benefits and resources.

2019 membership renewals are now closed.  2020 memberships will open for renewal from December 2019.

Unsure of your membership number? Contact the membership team for assistance.

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View 2020 membership rates

Practice MEMBERSHIP

A+ Membership

A+ Membership provides your practice with the necessary tools to help you deliver the best professional service to you clients.

Each individual professional staff member is given access to  the Institute’s Australian Standards Quick Reference service, dedicated HR and IR information service, and more. The practice and directors also have access to the Institute’s benchmarking solution which allows businesses to compare their practice with the rest of the profession.

Interested in becoming an A+ practice?

MEMBERSHIP

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SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Are you currently unable to participate fully in employment? We offer special provisions so you can continue being an active Institute member and get the same regular benefits.

  • Reduced fee rates for current members on parental leave or enrolled in postgraduate studies
  • Special provisions for members experiencing financial hardship due to health issues or prolonged unemployment
  • Discounted membership for corporate members who are retired from the workforce
  • Discounts on national CPD services including Continuum and PALS for eligible members.

International Members

Many of our membership categories are open to Australian and international architects and built-environment professionals living overseas. 

We host Boarding Pass events in different countries throughout the year and hold a tailored awards and prizes program for projects abroad and contributions of architects connected to Australia in the global arena through.

View the respective membership category pages for more details on how to join as an architect, graduate, or affiliate and stay connected regardless of your location.  

Retired Members

The Institute offers a discounted fee to members who are substantially retired from the work force. Retired membership offers members the opportunity to continue their connection to the profession in retirement while enjoying the same rights and privileges of full membership, including the use of appropriate post-nominals. Conditions apply.

Academic Members

The Institute provides a special academic rate for educators with a continuing 0.6 (or greater) time appointment on the staff of a recognised architecture course within Australia.  Academic members must be eligible for either Member Level 1 or Affiliate Level 1 membership.

Academic members receive regular local and national e-news, voting rights, Architecture Australia magazine, local Chapter events, member discounts and more.

Contact us

Contact the National Membership Team for more information on our membership programs.

Phone: 1800 770 617
Email: membership@architecture.com.au

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