Complimentary Assoc. AIA Membership

New graduates with an accredited degree in architecture are eligible for complimentary membership for up to 18 months and should contact us for details; others should opt for a paid membership and may select the “Join and Attend” option when paying for ARE prep programs. Those who live or work in Manhattan are eligible for New York Chapter membership; other chapters may have different dues rates which may require a fee adjustment after ARE course enrollment.

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AIANYS Scholarships and Awards

The AIA New York State (AIANYS) Emerging Professionals Committee offers scholarship programs to encourage participation in the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). These scholarships are intended to recognize Associate AIA members in New York State who have made significant contributions at an early stage in their careers to the profession and to encourage their pursuit of licensure.

Scholarships are awarded based on both a demonstration of financial need and the merits of the individual’s contributions to the profession, his/her community and/or the AIA.

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Study Materials Lending Library

AIA New York thanks Brightwood and PPI for the donation of study materials, which members can borrow by following the procedures below.

How to Borrow Study Materials

Related Programs

The chapter hosts two annual events, “Demystifying the ARE” and “Got License,” which provide a framework for understanding the licensure process and exam. For additional information, contact our Emerging New York Architects Committee at or visit our Calendar to find dates.

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