Membership Benefits

As an AIA member, you’re an important part of a vibrant community of architecture and industry professionals that are transforming the profession. You also enjoy access to industry-best benefits, products, and services that support your practice and professional development. For example, membership offers:

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Practice Management tools and resources
  • Professional Development
  • Federal, State and Local Advocacy
  • Community and Networking
  • Career Resources
  • AIA benefits and discounts
  • Use of the AIA designation.

AIA membership is three-tiered and gives you access to national, state, and local knowledge, expertise and support. If you are interested in learning more about your national and state benefits, you can find out more at AIA National benefits and our state chapter, AIA Pennsylvania benefits.

In addition, The AIA Trust  site is designed for you to find what you need based on where you are in your career. Select the stage that most represents where you are now to find the most relevant benefits & practice resources for you—or, if you know exactly what you want, just click on the list of All Products—or Practice Resources—or search the site.

Activities and benefits specific to local membership are outlined below:

AIA Pittsburgh offers members access to exclusive continuing education opportunities throughout the year, including:

  • Trainings, workshops, and building tours developed by our committees and partners
  • Our annual continuing education conference, Build Pittsburgh, which brings together a community of architects and built industry professionals to engage in institutional learning
  • Procrastinator’s Day, our annual event in December that offers architects who are behind on their credits a chance to catch up before the end of the year.

AIA Pittsburgh membership provides a number of opportunities to gain visibility and credibility for your business. Listings in our member directory help potential clients find out about your services, award opportunities like Design Pittsburgh let you show off your outstanding designs, and our diverse event offerings allow you to build your network and expand your professional reach.

Receive member discounts on AIA contract documents, events, and more!

Get access to offerings from AIA Trust: Where Smart Architects Manage Risk. The AIA Trust is a free risk management resource, offering benefit programs and practice resources for AIA Members.


AIA Pittsburgh hosts an exciting Calendar of Events for architects, industry professionals, and architecture enthusiasts – from architecture tours, to networking, leadership development, workshops, lecture series, and more. View our events calendar to see a full overview of what’s happening.

Our Job Board is for architecture and building-related career resources. Find a job or post a position and reach a highly targeted local audience.

AIA Pittsburgh engages the public on how architecture impacts everyone’s daily lives and highlights our region’s unique architectural identity. From engaging with local leaders to programs like Blueprint for Better and events like Pittsburgh Architecture Week, AIA Pittsburgh members are always finding ways to develop energy and excitement for design excellence in everyday life.

Check out our public programs supported by the Pittsburgh Architecture Foundation.

Develop new contacts, opportunities, skills, and influence through networking, continuing education, mentoring, and leadership opportunities. Some examples of how AIA Pittsburgh members can embrace their network:

  • Join one of our nine committee to meet like-minded professionals and engage in issues and projects that are affecting the industry today.
  • Participate in PALM, a mentorship program for architects that creates a dialogue between registered architects, aspiring architects, and architecture students. Conversations are wide-ranging, including topics like advocacy, career experiences, goals, and thoughts on the past and future of the profession.
  • Apply to the Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals, a program that provides early to mid-career architects with the skills and mentorship necessary to be leaders in both their profession and their community.

AIA Pittsburgh members are invited to submit projects to and attend Design Pittsburgh, a signature program of AIA Pittsburgh. Design Pittsburgh highlights outstanding architecture and design by architects in our region. Held annually, Design Pittsburgh features an architectural design exhibition, a juried Design Awards competition, & public voting opportunity for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Design Pittsburgh raises the profile of architects as critical resources and industry experts in the Pittsburgh region and highlights the importance of good design.