AIA Arkansas Member Benefits


The AIA is an unparalleled source for peer networking, knowledge development, advocacy, community service, and recognition, leading to better career opportunities and greater influence in the marketplace for our members. AIA Arkansas is an extension of the national organization and provides many services and benefits for its members. Below is a list of these benefits.

ACCESS

  • Use of the “AIA” designation after their name which communicates professionalism, provides a competitive advantage and shows a commitment to the highest professional standards and practices.
  • Access to Continuing Education Programs to help meet state licensure and AIA requirements and expand the architectural knowledge base as changes in the profession occur.
  • Ability to participate in our annual Design Awards Program, recognizing works of distinction by members and bring to public attention outstanding examples of architecture
  • Use of LegaLine Services, legal guidance available through the AIA Arkansas and the AIA Trust
  • Discounted job listings on the AIA Arkansas website.
  • Discount registration to the annual state convention, offering members a chance to attend a variety of continuing education programs including renowned speakers in the profession as well as network and socialize with professional peers in the design community.

ASSISTANCE

  • A fully staffed office through our association management firm, Brent Stevenson Associates, who facilitates the flow of information to the membership and manages all AIA Arkansas activities.
  • Maintenance of CES credits for members tracking hours on their AIA transcript

COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING

  • Membership Roster of AIA Arkansas members through the annual AIA Arkansas Membership Directory.
  • Receive Columns, the AIA Arkansas e-newsletter, keeping members informed of programs, opportunities, jobs and news about our association, its members and the profession.
  • AIA Arkansas web site (www.aiaar.org) which provides information on AIA Arkansas membership, Allied membership, up to date news and events, a history of AIA Arkansas Design Awards, job postings and more.

REPRESENTATION

  • Advancing members’ interest through lobbying efforts. AIA is the collective voice of the architectural profession, and as such makes sure the members’ concerns and interests are heard by key decision makers at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Representation on the Arkansas Construction Industry Council which serves to inform the general public concerning construction in Arkansas.
  • Representation on AIA/AGC Committee and AIA/ACEC Committee. Each committee works with its counterpart group to further the common goals of architects, engineers, and contractors.
  • Marketing the profession through public relations campaigns on behalf of the architectural profession as well as maintaining and promoting a positive image in Arkansas.

A list of benefits offered through the national chapter can be found here.

For instructions on becoming a member, click here.