Join – Students

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You’re eager to finish school and join the profession because you are passionate about the way the world around us is designed.

Join AIA Colorado as a student and allow us to celebrate your journey to becoming an architect, support you in your career progression and connect you with leaders in the profession who will mentor you and help propel your career to the next level.

We’ll also connect you with your peers and facilitate opportunities to hone skills and learn new techniques that you may not be learning in school.

Student membership is available through the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).

Review the eligibility section below to find out which membership is best for you!

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Visit The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) website to join.

AIAS Website


  • Build Relationships
    • AIA Colorado opens the door to relationships with over 2,400 architects and design professionals throughout Colorado. As a student member, you’ll cultivate these relationships by participating in events and committees alongside architects.
  • Contribute to Designing Colorado
    • AIA Colorado members are leaders in designing our future. As a member, you’ll be able to share your perspective and contribute to decisions around urban design, sustainability and policies that shapes our state.
  • Gain visibility among potential employers
  • Access to AIA Colorado’s most-celebrated events:
    • The annual awards gala, a formal celebration to highlight the best work in the state
    • The Practice + Design Conference, which includes networking opportunities with more than 600 design professionals, keynotes by nationally and internationally renowned speakers, exhibits and demos of the newest products and services.


Students attending the schools below are eligible for AIAS membership. Visit or contact your local AIAS chapter liaison for more information or to join AIAS.

  • University of Colorado at Denver
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

AIA Colorado benefits are included in AIAS membership.

If you are an undergraduate or post-graduate student enrolled in an architectural design or construction-related program in Colorado but are not eligible for AIAS membership, you can still become an AIA Colorado student affiliate. Contact Carin Poland at 303.228.3911 for details.

Status Change

Recently graduated?

Now you can apply for an Associate AIA membership using your AIAS or PA member number. If you have recently graduated, you may qualify for up-to 18 months of free AIA Colorado membership! Contact Carin Haen for more information.


Visit or contact your local AIAS chapter liaison.