Page_Membership_4The Association for Women in Architecture and Design, a smaller, more personal and more affordable professional organization, offers you a vehicle for greater connection to the design community and a greater voice as a woman within it.

Membership in AWA+D provides you with access to popular programs, events, and tours, as well as access to other professionals and students. Regularly scheduled programs offer members opportunities to tour significant, and sometimes rare buildings, participate in historic events, and hear speakers on contemporary topics relevant to women design professionals. AWA+D’s network of connections can lead to job opportunities, professional development and leadership training. While many AWA+D members are architects, architecture itself has become a diverse field, and the membership reflects professionals and students interested in all areas of design. Members include Architects, Landscape Architects, Urban Planners, Engineers, Interior Designers, Environmental Consultants and Designers, Graphic Artists, and others who support the goals of the Association.

How to Join

New members can sign up, and existing members can renew online. The quickest way to access instant membership is by completing the application and securely paying membership dues online with either a debit or credit card.  Alternately, you can complete the application online and then pay membership dues by mailing in a check – when your payment is confirmed you will receive an email notification that your membership has been activated.

New members: Use the + Join link to complete the application and pay your membership dues.

Existing members (current or recently expired): Use the Member Login link to pay your dues, edit or update your profile, and access member services.

If you have any questions please contact our Membership Director.

Classes of Membership

Professional Member – holds a professional license, a professional degree, or has a minimum of four years of experience in architecture, design, or a related field of the built environment.

Professional Member + Premier Listing – includes a Professional Membership plus a featured listing on the AWA+D website under “Find a Professional” so the public can connect with your business.

Pre-Professional Member – students currently enrolled in college courses or professionals that hold a degree and have three years or less of experience in architecture, design, or a related field.

Associate Member – any person who does not qualify as a Professional Member but who is interested in and supports the Association.

NEW Group Membership – Group memberships make sense for architecture, landscape, interiors, engineering or design related firms regardless of the number of professionals you employ. Your organization gets a great rate, and your employees enjoy the same benefits as individual memberships. Learn more here. Please contact our Membership Director to purchase.