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The Chapter House is temporarily virtual. All member services are available by emailing

Updating Your Membership Status
If you are already an AIA member and need to change your membership status or contact information, or wish to volunteer, these links will help you expedite that.

Update Contact Information
Please be sure to update your personal and firm information in the AIA membership database. Members can access 'My Profile' to add or change contact information, provide demographic information, update their education, professional licenses, career-track and contact preferences.

AIA Northern Virginia welcomes and encourages member involvement. So look over our Volunteer Form, decide what interests you and let us know how you want to get involved.

Upgrade - Associate to Architect
Congratulations on becoming licensed! To upgrade your AIA membership from Associate to Architect, complete the Upgrade Form and send it to the Chapter along with a copy of your architect license. There will be no dues adjustment until your next annual invoice.

Upgrade - Architect to Emeritus
Emeritus membership is open to AIA Architect or Associate members whose membership has been in good standing for 15 successive years immediately prior to requesting Emeritus status and who are either at least 70 years of age and retired from the profession of architecture, or an occupation related to the profession of architecture, or are incapacitated and unable to work in the profession. Emeritus members are not required to fulfill the AIA/CES requirement to retain membership. To upgrade, complete the appropriate Upgrade Form and send it to the Chapter along with a letter of explanation if the upgrade is due to being unable to work in the profession.

Architect Emeritus Application | Associate Emeritus Application

Transfer Membership from One Chapter to Another
If you wish to transfer from one Chapter to another, complete the Transfer Form and return to the Chapter. Local Chapter affiliation is based on the ZIP code of either your business or home address.

For questions or additional membership information, please contact:

AIA Northern Virginia
215 N. Payne Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Phone: (703) 549-9747

Additional membership information can be found on the National AIA Website.