AIA Membership

The community of AIA Mississippi Members includes AIA architects, associates, design firm professionals, allied members working in design and building industries, and other allied members who share professional relationships with architects.  AIA Mississippi represents members residing in the state of Mississippi.  The AIA Mississippi Mission | Plan highlights our values and goals which are based on the AIA Brand Platform (Architects Together), focusing our ongoing efforts in the areas of Community, Knowledge, and Advocacy to make our world a better place for us all to live, work and play.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.  Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, more than 83,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities.

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AIA Member Benefits

AIA is about people: Architects working together, helping each other create better places to live, work, and play. Membership in the AIA offers a vast pool of resources to help you compete in today’s market and keeps you informed of critical professional issues that may challenge your success. Moreover, when you get involved locally through your AIA Mississippi Chapter, you make new friends, expand your professional contacts and knowledge base, and work together with colleagues to improve the quality of life in your community.

Mission Statement:  The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society.

Read the Member Covenant:  AIA is committed to serving its members and working together with members to foster the continued success of our profession and our organization.  AIA Membership provides you with…

Connection | Networking

AIA is about Community: Promoting fellowship and collaboration among members and within our community at large. AIA Mississippi Members are design professionals who are eager to extend their professional network, to share information and exchange ideas. The calendar of events incorporates a rich and varied program of educational events, committee meetings, and other events that connect members with each other, to the broader professional community, and to the public.

Information | Knowledge

AIA is about Knowledge: Facilitating the sharing of Knowledge about Design and about Practice that inspires and enables members and the public. AIA Mississippi provides a variety of continuing education programs that address current challenges, innovations, and practice trends.  AIA Members also have access to a variety of professional resources and technical materials at a discounted rate.

Information Central Online:  Now you have online access anytime day or night to all of AIA’s resources.  At Information Central, you will find everything you need to know about AIA Contract Documents®, continuing education credits, membership, and a wide range of other AIA topics. Browse and search AIA’s Knowledge Base of information about member benefits, products, and services for accurate and up-to-date answers.  Submit questions at your convenience, and track the status of your inquiries online with individual tracking numbers. Once your questions have been submitted, they will be routed to the appropriate AIA staff members, and you will receive responses quickly.

AIA Contract Documents: Visit the AIA National web site to learn why AIA Documents are the industry standard in legal documents for the profession and associated industries. Available in paper, software version, and new select documents on demand. You can also learn more on the contract document portion of this site. AIA Mississippi is a full service documents distributor in paper format.

The AIA Store: Purchase books on architecture and design, in addition to gift and logo items.

LegalLine: New AIA Members are eligible for a free trial subscription to this online legal service.

The AIA Trust serves as a risk management resource for the practice of architecture in cooperation with the AIA national component, and offers insurance and benefit programs for AIA members.

Visibility | Representation

AIA is about Advocacy: Serving as a voice on community, legislative and design matters and promoting AIA members and the value of their services to the public. AIA Mississippi members work collaboratively with the State and AIA National components to strengthen the voices of architects in government and community leadership at the city, state, and national level. To promote the unique value of architects and the importance of design excellence, AIA Mississippi features members’ works through programs like the AIA Mississippi Design Awards, the oldest design competition of its kind in Mississippi.

Value | Benefits

Whether you are an intern or a firm principal, an architect working alone or in a large firm, a government employee or a corporate architect, the AIA has the resources and tools to help you meet your professional challenges. Membership in the AIA signifies your commitment to a high standard of professional ethics, to furthering your professional development, and to advancing the value of the profession.

When you join the AIA you become a member of the National AIA component, and you are assigned locally as a member of AIA Mississippi and the AIA Hawaii State Council. You will find that the value of your AIA membership far exceeds the investment. Local chapter participation in AIA Mississippi provides you the opportunity to network with peers while keeping you connected with issues that affect your business locally.

Get involved today and reap the full benefits of AIA membership. Click here if you are interested in AIA membership, or here if you are interested in Local Allied membership. To speak to staff to learn more, contact our Executive Director, Joe Blake at 601-360-0082. Join today!

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