Welcome to ALA! 

Are you a student working toward an architecture degree? Or a new graduate or associate pursuing an architecture license? These are exciting - and challenging - goals!

Join ALA as a Student, New Graduate, or Associate to access the resources, learning opportunities, and connections you need to achieve them.

Benefits for Your Career Stage
  1. CONNECT with other young professionals, as well as seasoned architects and mentors.
  2. LEARN more about the profession, as well as resources to help you achieve your professional goals.
  3. EXPLORE significant projects through architectural tours with fellow members and experts. Past tours have included the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House and the Fulton Market District in Chicago.
  4. GROW your professional network and connect with licensed architects and firms in various sectors, including residential, commercial, and more.
  5. EARN AXP Hours applicable to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) experience requirement for licensing.
  6. LEADership skills, advocacy opportunities. and community building are all benefits of membership.

Get Licensing Support from our Path2Arch Committee

The ALA Path2Arch Committee was established to provide assistance to those who are navigating the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®and the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Assistance might include simple clarification of procedures or one-on-one group study sessions led by an ALA member and focusing on specific ARE content. The group will feature expert speakers as needed.

So what are you waiting for?

Your goals are within reach! Now is the time to set yourself up for ongoing success.