Membership Benefits Membership is tailored for different needs: choose a Researcher Pass for two weeks, join as a Visiting Member for a year or become an integral part of the association as a Subscribing Member.

Subscribing Membership Visiting Membership Two-week Membership
(Researcher Pass)
Price £130 pa £60 £30
Length of Membership Continuous 1 year 2 weeks
Library, Photo Library and Archive access
WIFI at the AA
Discounted rates on AA events  
AArchitecture newsletter  
20 per cent discount on AA Publications  
Online resources and ebooks  
Subscription to AA Files
Priority booking on selected lectures
Invitations to private views
AA Library borrowing rights  
Access to an online register of Members  
Eligibility to vote and stand for AA Council
A tailored package of discounts  

Subscribing Membership

Apply now to become part of the 5000 Subscribing Members worldwide who formally constitute the Architectural Association, and develop a long-term relationship with the AA.

Subscribing Members receive a wide range of benefits and services, and increased opportunity to socialise and network with other Members. Furthermore, Subscribing Members elect among themselves the representatives that form the board of Directors and Trustees ultimately responsible for the Architectural Association (Inc), which includes the School. Learn more about AA Governance here >>

Subscribing Membership is open to anyone with a genuine interest in architecture. Review of applications by the AA Council is based upon professional qualifications or reasons given for joining. Becoming a Subscribing Member represents a continuous association with the AA. The subscription period runs from 1 August to 31 July, and on joining you agreed to pay the annual fee by 1 August each year.

The Subscribing Member fee for 2018/19 is £130, with concessionary rates available on request.

Visiting Membership

If you are new to the AA or based in London for a short period only, Visiting Membership will give you an introduction you to the AA's world and allow you to access our unique facilities and programme of lectures, events and visits.

Visiting Membership costs £60 for one year from date of joining.

Two-week Membership

Researcher Passes are ideal for those requiring short-term access to the AA Libraries. For the two-week duration, a pass gives the holder access to AA Library and AA Photo Library.

Researcher passes cost £30.

Members can register and manage their own membership preferences online including updating their own details and easy login, renewal and payments systems. Membership staff are available during office hours on +44 (0)20 7887 4076 to answer any queries.


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