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AIA South Carolina has six chapters with over 900 architects throughout the state raising the standards of architectural practice and education, and advocating for the profession.

For over 150 years, the AIA has served architects throughout the country.

Advocating for our members goes beyond lobbying at the State House. It includes providing the benefits our members need to grow their businesses and manage their careers.

Events, activities, support, and networking opportunities through your state and local AIA components—a way to develop leadership skills and create greater visibility for the profession in your own community.

AIA Brand Association with your name, signifying to everyone you meet that you adhere to a professional code of ethics and share a common goal to build better places for people to live, work, and play.

Government Advocacy through a legislative agenda that calls on Congress and the Administration to pursue politics that stimulate work for architects and support business owners.

AIA CES Discovery keeps you on track with your continuing education requirements through on-demand access to your transcript and a convenient way to search thousands of education courses and hundreds of approved education providers.

AIA Knowledge Communities, more than 20 professional interest groups that enable you to customize your membership and network with like-minded colleagues who share your specific interests and practice specializations.

AIA KnowledgeNet, the member-driven social networking site that gives you access to thousands of AIA members and their collective knowledge; it is a space to share best practices and case studies, conduct discussion threads, and meet other design professionals.

Subscriptions to AIArchitect, the AIA bi-weekly electronic newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT, the official print magazine of AIA; as well as the option to download digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and EcoStructure.

Discounted registration to AIA South Carolina conferences and events.

Subscriptons to AIA South Carolina news announcements as well as the annual SCA magazine.

Architect Finder, an online directory where you can create a detailed profile for your firm, and potential clients can connect with you directly.

AIA Career Center, the premier electronic recruitment resource where you can post opportunities at a discount or find opportunities for free.

Market Research delivered in the monthly Architecture Billings index, which forecasts industry activity nine to 12 months regionally and nationally, and the Compensation Report, a salary survey of 39 positions.

AIA Contract Documents, the most widely accepted standard form documents in the industry, prepared by the AIA in collaboration with owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, and engineers, to help you conduct construction-based business efficiently and effectively; available to members at a discount.

AIA Advantage discounts on products and services such as shipping, credit cards, technology and more.

AIA Trust protection for yourself, your firm, and your family, including professional liability insurance, term life insurance, and coverage for business owners.

AIA South Carolina Job bank, post your opportunities for free.

AIA Contract Documents discount on paper documents from AIA South Carolina.

AIA offers Architect, Associate, and Allied Membership options

Payments to the AIA and its components are generally deductible as trade or business expenses—except for the percentage spent on lobbying federal or state governments.

SECTION  Local State National TOTAL
Charleston Associate AIA $25.00 $129.50 $117.00 $271.50
Charleston AIA $50.00 $354.50 $271.00 $675.50
Columbia Associate AIA $25.00 $129.50 $117.00 $271.50
Columbia AIA $45.00 $354.50 $271.00 $670.50
Grand Strand Associate AIA $20.00 $129.50 $117.00 $266.50
Grand Strand AIA $40.00 $354.50 $271.00 $665.50
Greenville Associate AIA $25.00 $129.50 $117.00 $271.50
Greenville AIA $50.00 $354.50 $271.00 $675.50
Hilton Head Associate AIA $60.00 $129.50 $117.00 $306.50
Hilton Head AIA $100.00 $354.50 $271.00 $725.50
Spartanburg Associate AIA $25.00 $129.50 $117.00 $271.50
Spartanburg AIA $50.00 $354.50 $271.00 $675.50

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