Benefits

AIA Central Valley members are entitled to many benefits:

AIA Credential
AIA Members may use the AIA credential with their name. AIA members also have the ability to use the AIA logo to illlustrate their membership afflilation. (Some restrictions apply on logo usage.)

AIA Architect Finder
AIA members who operate their own firm are placed in an online database. Potential clients use Architect Finder to search for architects within their geographic area and by areas of specialization, (e.g., residential design, sustainable design).

AIA KnowledgeNet
AIA KnowledgeNet is the AIA social networking platform emphasizes member to member communication: blogs, discussion forums, and professional resources authored by members.

AIA Knowledge Communities
Knowledge Communities are your opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals to learn, collaborate, and share ideas in areas of professional interest. 18 Knowledge Communities help to increase your understanding of a specific area of the profession, from sustainable design to technology in practice.

AIA CES Discovery
The CES records platform displays AIA members’ transcripts and can help you find the best courses, and generally make your professional education journey a little easier.

AIA Compensation Report
Know your professional value by comparing your compensation performance regionally and nationally. AIA members can buy the report at a discount at the AIA online store. A copy of the report may also be viewed in person at the AIACV office.

AIA Advantage

The American Institute of Architects is committed to providing the tools you need to be successful. In addition to a vast architect-oriented network of resources, your membership offers exclusive discounts on products and services through the AIA Advantage program to help you operate your business more effectively. Our partners are industry leaders that provide you with value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use daily.

The AIA Trust: Insurance & Financial Programs for AIA Members & Components

Bank of America
Dell
FedEx
Hertz
Office Depot
UPS
World Architecture News.com (WAN)

Continuing Education
AIA Central Valley offers a variety of building tours, educational seminars and social events. The Chapter also offers Architects Registration Exam (ARE) Test Prep classes, Americans With Disability Act (ADA) Seminars and Sustainable Design (SD) Courses.

Committees
Member Firms are supported and promoted through the work of committees. Individual members also have the chance to participate in these committees, providing networking opportunities and exposure to different facets of the profession. Click here to see the list of Chapter committees.

Design Awards
Member firms have the opportunity to submit projects under the firm’s name in the chapter’s biennial Design Awards competition. The program culminates in a Gala Awards Presentation–the Chapter’s most prestigious event.

Contract Documents
Members receive a generous 30% discount on AIA documents. Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and others, the documents have been finely tuned during their 120-year history. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard. Click here to view the full list of contract documents.

Career Center
Need to find a job or locate a potential employee? Visit the AIA Career Center, visit the job bulletin board on the Chapter website or visit the office to preview our resume binder.

Legislative Representation
The AIA and its members have developed a legislative agenda that calls on Congress and the Administration to pursue policies that will stimulate work for architects. When Congress proposed a tax increase on individuals and small businesses that form S Corporations, thousands of AIA members, speaking in a collective voice, succeeded in tabling the proposal in Senate. AIA California Council supports and provides legislative representation at the state level, monitoring and affecting issues that impact the profession. Visit AIACC.

Library Access
AIA Central Valley has a library for use by Chapter members.  Download the complete library list.

Preparing for licensure? AIA Central Valley has three complete library sets of the Kaplan ARE 4.0 study materials which include study guides, question/answer guides, vignettes, flash cards, and access to online sample tests. Ballast study books, ArchiFlash cards, LEED Green Associate study set, SOLUTIONS by Dorf, and CSE flash cards are available too.  Download a list of the ARE 4.0 study materials.

Meeting Space
The Chapter office is available for meetings and events at a significant discount to our members. Click here to download a Gallery Diagram or call us for a gallery application.

 Member Publications
Keep up-to-date with the profession’s trends and issues with AIArchitect, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter. Membership also includes an annual print or digital subscription to ARCHITECT, the magazine of the AIA, and access to digital issues for Eco Home, eco-structure, and Residential Architect.

Firm Directory
AIA Central Valley Member Firms are represented on our Find an AIA Architect page.

ARE Seminar Series
Move more rapidly through the process of getting licensed with the Institute’s Intern Development Program resources and the Architect’s Registration Examination resources. The AIA also offers continuing education sessions online.

AIA Central Valley has contracted with Funkaar Studios to provide ARE Prep classes. Courses for typically begin early  in the fall. Click here or call the Chapter for more information: 916-444-3658.

AIA Bookstore Discounts
Purchase books on architecture and design, in addition to gift and logo items.  AIA members receive a minimum of 10% off. Click here to visit the bookstore.

Ready to join? Visit our Membership page to download an application.