Through its members, the New Zealand Institute of Architects is the collective voice for architecture in New Zealand. Institute membership – either individual or practice – is widely regarded as an indication of professional excellence. Through our Friends programme, we aim to inspire greater awareness, knowledge and conversation about the factors that lead to better design outcomes.
Becoming an Individual or Practice Member of the Institute provides a great number of benefits, including:
Community of support
The NZIA is an inclusive network of architects and others working in the architecture profession. Our Members' wide range of architectural backgrounds includes private practice, academia and government, and our membership programmes also provide benefits to students and emerging practitioners.
Education and events
We believe in keeping current and making sure our members can deliver great architecture and be great architects. That's why as a member you’ll pay reduced fees for courses, online learning and events that offer networking, professional development and leadership training.
Our members are encouraged and supported in the development of skills necessary to be effective leaders in a global marketplace. Here’s your chance to develop your experience through leadership roles at both regional and national levels.
Resources and information
We believe in sharing architectural knowledge. As a Practice Member, you’ll have access to the most vital documents and information to make sure you're a step ahead of the rest. This includes technical information like practice notes and guidance, contracts, health, safety and wellness guidance and templates and guide letters.
All membership applications are formally approved by the NZIA Council, which meets four times a year. However, once your initial registration has been accepted and paid, you will be able to access the full range of member benefits straight away. Find out more about the benefits of Institute membership by clicking on a category below.
Championing good design. We seek to enhance the practice of architecture and promote the skills and capabilities of the profession. We also seek to guide, along with other like-minded organisations, government policy and legislation that impacts upon the built environment in New Zealand.
For individual members, the NZIA provides a number of services that benefit the practice of architecture across many career stages. NZIA Practice members are provided with a number of tools to help maximise the quality and effectiveness of work. Select a membership type above.
Become a friend
Have a passion for architecture and design? Become a friend of architecture and benefit from access to events, activities and more.