The American Institute of Architects has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 150 years, through AIA member resources and as the collective voice of the profession.  Like most AIA chapters, we are continuously asked to quantify the value members receive in being part of the AIA.  Benefits that enhance the professional and competitive position of AIA members and the profession of architecture, and links to additional information regarding membership can be found at the American Institute of Architects website.

As part of the AIACC’s Monterey Design Conference, these videos were created that featured members’ thoughts on the “value of AIA”.  Please take a moment to view them as they offer great insights about what it can mean to you in joining the American Institute of Architects.

Networking & Leadership

Professional Activities

Credibility & Advocacy

For More Information, Contact

Christie Thomas
AIA Monterey Bay Executive Director
PO Box 310
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-372-6527
Fax: 831-372-6567

Please note that AIA Monterey Bay cannot provide contact information for non AIA individuals or firms.  To search for a licensed architect who is not a member of the AIA, we suggest an internet search or contacting the California Architect’s Board.

Membership Types

Professional Member

For those licensed to practice architecture in any state or territory of the United States and interested in joining AIA Monterey Bay.

Download the 2017 Architect Application

Associate Member

For those who are participating in career responsibilities and working toward licensure, working under the supervision of an architect, holding a degree in architecture or are faculty members in a university program in architecture.

Download the 2017 Associate Member Application

Allied Member

Allied membership is open to engineers, planners, landscape architects, artists, and other fields allied to architecture.

Download the 2017 Allied Member Application

Affiliate Member

For individuals and firms interested in participating in chapter events, supporting our chapter and receiving the benefits of Affiliate Membership.

Download the 2017 Affiliate Member Application

Emeritus Membership Elevation Form

Applies to an emeritus membership elevation (for architects, associates).

Download the 2017 Architect to Emeritus Form