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2018 Equity By Design - Symposium / © Andre Pennycooke Photography

Founded in 1881, AIA San Francisco today represents more than 2,000 architects, designers and affiliated professionals in the Bay Area. As the largest chapter in California, members enjoy access to a network of leaders and resources that help promote architecture and design.


Member benefits include:

  • Join or chair a committee or member community to connect with like-minded professionals to learn, collaborate, and share ideas in areas of professional interest.
  • Access to research, career resources, and partner discounts through AIA National

  • Access to members-only individual member directory on

  • Networking opportunities with key business contacts and industry professionals

  • Continuing education support through discounted access to weekly educational programs for LUs/HSWs

  • Enjoy discounts to programs, events and competitions, including Design Awards and Small Firms, Great Projects resource directory

  • 33% off  AIASF job listings

  • 34% off AIA Contract Documents ordered through

  • Additional discounts on email and online advertising

  • Discounted use of AIASF mailing list

  • Discounted admission to events part of the Architecture + the City Festival

  • Discounted attendance at AIASF events and symposiums

  • Free resume postings on

  • Complimentary subscription to ARCHITECT, the magazine of the AIA

  • 20% off Brightwood's ARE 5.0 exam prep

  • Discounted rates on car rental, office supplies, insurance, and more


All individual member types (Architect, Associate, Component Affiliate, Individual/Student Allied) receive the full benefits listed above.

Corporate Allied members additionally receive five (5) Individual Allied accounts as a benefit to staff members at their firm.