Membership Benefits

AIA Middle East Chapter Benefits

  • The comprehensive AIA ME Chapter Members Directory.

  • A subscription to the Chapter's quarterly newsletter.

  • Discounted tickets to AIA ME Chapter lectures, symposia and events, including signature chapter events such as Annual Excellence in Design Awards, Summer Retreat, and the Student/Professional Design Charrette.

  • Discounted Tickets to AIA ME Chapter Partners’ Conferences such as Cityscape, World Architectural Congress, Future Makkah, Sesam and Index to name a few.

  • Access to discussions and a wide range of committee events, both educational and social. From exhibitions to receptions, local involvement encourages fellowship and increases knowledge of professional practice issues.

  • Access to committees which offer opportunities to explore specific issues in architectural practice and education with like-minded members.

  • Access to continuing education, Architectural Registration Exam study materials, and other reference materials. 


AIA National Benefits

  • A subscription to Architectural Record, the Institute's award-winning monthly magazine, and AIA/Architect, the Institute's monthly newsletter.

  • Discounts on AIA books, contracts and documents.

  • Business service discounts, including member discounts on long-distance phone rates, Airborne Express, office supplies, copiers, Hertz, Avis, National Budget and Alamo car rentals, etc.

  • Group insurance for members and their employees. 

  •, a website designed specifically for architects, providing access to a wide range of services, from networking with colleagues to identifying potential business opportunities.

  • AIA Library and Archives, the nation's pre-eminent source of information about the practice and profession of architecture, is staffed with trained professionals to help members locate information. Fulfillment of book, videotape and slide loan requests, locating answers to research questions, and more extensive research services are available. 

  • Nationwide public relations campaigns to increase public awareness and client recognition of the importance of architects and architecture.

  • Participation in the AIA Knowledge Communities, which provide AIA members the opportunity to share and discuss issues of common concern with colleagues across the country in 22, specialized fields.

  • At the federal government level, the Institute represents the collective voice of architects by promoting new legislation, standards or regulations, or defending existing ones, in Congress and in agency offices.