Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the nation’s largest organization representing members of the architectural profession. AIA is committed to strengthening the value of the architectural profession in the building industry and the community as a whole. As such, AIA California Desert Chapter strives to provide members with a network of support and information, comprised of industry professionals in southern California.

Choose your membership category:


Individuals with an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for Architect membership
2024 Architect Membership Application


Associate AIA membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria

Professional degree in architecture
Currently work under the supervision of an architect
Currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) and working toward licensure.
Faculty member in a university program in architecture
2024 Associate Membership Application


Individuals who do not hold a degree in architecture but share a special interest in the built environment as a professional colleague can join AIA California Desert Chapter as an Allied member. This category of membership is local and open to: engineers, contractors, designers, landscape architects, attorneys, artists, design and construction-related consultants, as well as product vendors, distributors and manufacturers.


Individual currently enrolled in an architecture or architecture-related program at a local institution. Proof of full time student status is required with your application. Membership dues are complimentary. Student membership provides local benefits only. This membership is separate from the “AIA Student” (AIAS) organization.
AIACDC Student Application