Joining AIAS gives you exposure to so much more of the architecture community than you would experience just through your classes. You have the opportunity to network with professionals and other students from around the world, access to conferences, workshops, and firm tours, and get to be a part of a dedicated and enthusiastic group of students.

We’re flexible, your membership lets you participate with as many or as few hours as you can manage. This also gives you discounts to materials, registration for events, and more. It also looks great on your resume!


Membership Benefits

There are tangible and intangible benefits to any organization. Ultimately, what you put into AIAS is what you get out of it.
Explore the benefits and programs that you can access in joining AIAS below.



CRIT is the journal of the AIAS and the premier publication of students in architecture, design and associated fields. As an AIAS member, you will receive a complimentary subscription to CRIT.
Learn more.

AIAS NYIT Manhattan Lending Library access is also provided to active members. You will get an opportunity to lend textbooks, design magazines, and other literature from our office library collection.



As an AIAS member, you have access to a vast number of local and national competitions that promote educational development in architecture. You will be first to know about local and national competitions.
Learn more.



AIAS NYIT Manhattan provides peer mentorship to students. We also conduct Tutorial Tuesdays, a bi-monthly tutorial session, every other Tuesday free-hour. You may visit us at our office at 1855 Broadway, Room 606A or send us an email at for any mentorship/tutorial questions.



At AIAS, you are part of an ever growing community of student leaders. You will have access to a vibrant network not only within your local chapter but across the country--even abroad.



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.




As a member of AIAS NYIT Manhattan, you will receive a complimentary membership to AIA New York Chapter, the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Benefits include discounts on AIA NY events and ARE prep course, free access to AIA NY's ARE lending library and Oculus subscription, and opportunity to network with AIA New York members.



AIAS hosts series of conferences throughout the year that focuses on educational and professional development. AIAS members get exclusive discounts for conference registrations.

FORUM, the biggest conference that AIAS hosts, happens over New Years and is attended by students and professionals across the world.
Learn more.

Northeast Quad Conference is an annual regional conference that is hosted by local chapters. Themes vary based on the city, local culture, and architectural topic of choice.
Learn more.

Grassroots Conference is AIAS's summer leadership conference that is attended by chapter leaders and FBD program leaders.
Learn more.