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ALA New Member Application

Existing members can renew online.  Log onto your account.  Go to your personal profile page.  Click on "Membership Renewal" in the left column and follow the instructions.  

Both new and renewing members have the the opportunity to contribute to PAC, the ALA Political Action Committee, and to the ALA Student Fund.  Both are nondeductable business expenses. 

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Why ALA?

Best Value.
ALA provides the best value for your membership dollar of any national architecture association. We have the professional tools you need to be productive in your business.

Membership Categories:
  • Professional 
  • Associate 
  • Affiliate 
  • Senior  
  • Student 
  • New Graduate

Some benefits of membership include:

  • Continuing education for licensure renewal (local programs and online)
  • Short-form contracts to help limit your liability (free for Professional, Senior, Emeritus, and Affiliate members)
  • Information on the latest products and best practices (magazine, newsletters)
  • Public referral service (Find a Member)
  • Professional recognition opportunities (Featured Architect, annual Design Awards, published articles, programs and online ed.)
  • Networking with others in the industry
  • Individual Disablity Income Insurance discounts
  • Health Insurance - Post Affordable Care Act Information

Great Service.

At ALA, members are treated like individuals, not numbers. Our friendly staff understand your professional needs and can help you make the most of your membership. Give us a call at 847.382.0630 to learn more.

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Join Mid-Year or Later and ALA will Prorate Next Year's Membership

ALA has a discount structure for NEW members who join mid-year or later in the calendar year. New members pay the full amount now and then receive the following discounts on next year's membership.

If you join in...
June or July - Next year you pay 50% of the full dues.
August or September - Next year you pay only 33% of the full dues.
October through December - You are considered paid for next year. You will not receive a renewal notice until late November, 2014 which will be for 2015 membership.

Renewals for next year are mailed in late November. ALA will invoice a discounted amount for those of you joining June through September, when you receive your renewal for 2014.