Freedom By Design
Freedom by Design is the AIAS community service program that uses the talents of architecture students to radically impact the lives of people in their community through modest design and construction solutions. FBD provides real-world experience through working with clients, learning from local licensed architects and contractors, and experiencing the practical impacts of architecture and design. Learn More.
Receive a complimentary subscription to CRIT, the journal of the AIAS and the premier publication of student’s in architecture, design, and associated fields.
Leadership & Professional Development Opportunities
Take advantage of the numerous leadership and networking opportunities available to you through your membership with the AIAS.
AIAS members can automatically roll over to AIA Associate membership for free for 18 months upon graduation. AIA also provides a complimentary digital edition of ARCHITECT magazine to all AIAS members, as well as plenty of opportunities for engagement at AIAS conferences, local AIA chapters, and online.
NCARB’s Student Architect Licensing Advisor Program, facilitated by the AIAS, gives students a voice in the licensure process and a local licensure advisor on campus. AIAS members participating in Freedom by Design are also eligible to benefit from NCARB grants that fund project materials and travel to AIAS Grassroots for training. Freedom by Design participants also have the opportunity to receive NCARB AXP hours for their effort in addition to mentorship from local architects.
Receive discounts on digital workshops and ARE Prep materials.
New members receive a free custom domain to host your portfolio (or anything else).
In partnership with .archi, all members receive a 10% discount with the website builder, blogging platform and hosting service.
AIAS is a partner of the Fairy Tales Competition with national representation on the Awards Jury and special AIAS Awards Category. Members who register for the competition receive a free copy of the newest Fairy Tales book.
The MIT Press is pleased to offer AIAS members a 30% ongoing discount on all MITP architecture titles. Happy reading from The MIT Press!
This is a free subscription to a design journal featuring editorials and photography of meaningful projects that are improving lives.
Our InStudio blog highlights AIAS chapters from across the globe and provides an inside look into what university studio culture is really like and how they practice.
How do I access my benefits?
Many of our partners offer discounts to their materials, free subscriptions, and more. Access your promotional codes and start enjoying all of the benefits to being an AIAS member!
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