Associate AIA membership is available to those holding a degree in architecture and working toward registration or those who work under the supervision of a registered architect. (New graduates get the first year of Associate membership FREE - download the appropriate form below)
Affiliate WMAIA (community) membership is available to those individuals or corporations who share an interest in architecture, or to professional colleagues without architectural degrees.
Any Architect member may apply for Emeritus status who has been in good standing in the Institute for fifteen successive years immediately prior to his or her application, and either (i) has attained the age of 70 and is retired from the profession of architecture, or (ii) is so incapacitated as to be unable to work in the profession.
Financial Hardship Waiver Form - Financial hardship and unemployment/partial employment waivers cover up to one year and may be granted in several consecutive years. Medical disability, sabbatical and family leave waivers are annual and renewable upon request for up to a total of four consecutive years (concluding in the 2012 dues year).
Student membership is available to full time students interested in or studying architecture.
Members receive discounts on all WMAIA programs. Our chapter is committed to providing continuing education programs—necessary to maintain architectural registration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts— locally and at a reasonable cost. These include: dinner meetings; a winter professional development series; and co-sponsorship of lectures and symposiums at the University of Massachusetts.
Dates and subject matter for upcoming events are included in the events section of this website.
Your WMAIA membership includes subscriptions to the following periodicals:
Architect magazine, a national magazine for the AIA, published on a monthly basis.
Local and National Memberships
As a WMAIA member, you are also a member of the local and national chapters, and may take advantage of the opportunities and programs offered through each:
Also be sure to check out the programs and opportunities offered by the Boston Society of Architects.
Financial and Insurance Programs
You are also eligible to take advantage of insurance and financial programs through the AIA Trust.
Please visit each of these websites to find out more about opportunities, programs, benefits and more.