Professional Development

Your local participation in AIA New York encourages fellowship and increases knowledge of professional practice issues.

  • Free Continuing Education courses for members. 
  • Discounts for Center for Architecture and AIA New York events, including exhibitions and receptions. 
  • The opportunity to serve on over 25 Program Committees for face-to-face professional dialogue and education. 
  • Access to a variety of awards, competitions, scholarships, and grants. 
  • Discounted enrollment in the AIANY Design Awards program. 
  • 20% off Brightwood ARE preparation materials when using the Promo Code AIANY during checkout. 

National Benefits & Incentives

At the National level, AIA has tools and resources that support you at every stage of your career, whether you’re an experienced architect or emerging professional, a recent graduate, or a sole practitioner running your own practice.

  • Free AIA Conference on Architecture registration 
  • Free New Grad membership 
  • Dues installment program 
  • AIAU online courses 
  • Access to the AIA Career Center 
  • Access to the AIA Trust
  • Scholarships, grants, and fellowships 

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•  AIA New York is an active advocate at the city and state levels. Your membership helps to bolster the design industry’s voice in the public arena.

•  By participating in Lobby Day, testifying in a variety of public hearings, and interfacing with key elected officials and public agencies, AIA New York voices concerns and suggestions about design and construction issues.

Practice Tools

•  Practice Coach offers AIA members access to phone consultations, providing information on legal and professional practice topics.

•  Access to The AIA Trust, a risk management resource offering benefit programs and practice resources such as Liability Insurance for AIA Members. 


•  Oculus, the chapter's quarterly magazine

•  Our bi-weekly newsletter

•  Architect magazine

•  Architecture New York State, the State organization's quarterly magazine


•  Inclusion in AIA New York's online Firm Directory and Company Directory

•  Inclusion in the AIA New York State online Architect Finder

•  Inclusion in the AIA National online Architect Finder

Affiliated Memberships & Discounts

•  AIA Advantage Program coordinated by AIA National staff for discounts and products and services firms and architects use.

•  Alessi home products are discounted 20% for members. To see the product line visit:; however, to access the AIANY offer, orders must be made at the Alessi Store, 130 Green Street in NYC; bring your AIA member card.

•  AIA members can receive 50% off a CODAworx Membership, an online platform showcasing commissioned artwork in architectural spaces. Members can also receive 50% off CODAworx's RFP Toolkit: BLAST and MANAGE (

•  AIA members and registered architects can join the Museum of Modern Art as Artist Members at an annual rate of $35.


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