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Become an Architect Member

The NZIA exists to promote the interests of its members, advance their careers, and build a sense of community in the profession.

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The New Zealand Institute of Architects has represented and supported New Zealand’s architecture profession since 1905.

Why become an Architect member?

Architect membership provides the tools and information you need in practice; it encourages collegiality; and it champions the cause of architecture in society. Through its membership, the NZIA  wants to assist its members to make a real difference to the quality of the built environment in this country.

There are a number of benefits associated with Architect membership. On behalf of our members, the NZIA runs a very active promotional programme both online and in print publications, and through our own marketing of awards and events. All Institute members receive the Bulletin, a weekly email-newsletter, regular email updates on local branch activities, and the bi-monthly magazine, Architecture NZ (published independently by AGM Publishing).

Other benefits include the use post-nominals (i.e. ANZIA, FNZIA – the NZIA rules provide guidance on what is permitted) and access to an extensive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme that ensures architects are kept up to date with the latest advances in design, documentation, project management and practice management.

Each course is developed by industry experts and recognised by the NZRAB as a quality CPD system. In-office Training Groups (IOT), Practice Support Groups (PSG), and a range of local events and collegial activities, such as in:situ , the NZIA bi-annual conference, are also opportunities for members to extend their understanding and practice of architecture.

Other benefits include: NZIA publications, technical documents and guide-books free of charge or at member rates; reference copies of NZIA construction contracts and services agreements at member rates; submissions, comments and representations to government in relation to legislation and regulation; representation on the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and other industry bodies; affiliation with overseas institutes; marketing and public relations activities.

Am I eligible?

The NZIA Rules state that Council may admit, on application of that person in the prescribed manner, any person who is a New Zealand or Australian Registered Architect, any New Zealand degree-qualified architect who holds registration overseas and is working overseas, or any architect who is registered in an overseas jurisdiction and is working in an NZIA practice.


Architect Member — January-December: $567.80 (incl. GST)

Architect Member Overseas — January-December: $493.74

Architect Member (NZRAB Voluntary Suspension) — January-December: $114.61 (incl. GST)

Architect Member (Fellow) — January-December: $567.80 (incl. GST)

Architect Member (Fellow, Overseas) — January-December: $493.74

Architect Member (Fellow, Retired) — January-December: $114.61 (incl. GST)

Architect Member (Fellow, Retired, Overseas) — January-December: $99.66

All membership applications must be formally approved by the NZIA Council, which meets four times a year. However, once your initial membership submission has been accepted and paid, you will be able to access the full range of member benefits. 

Please note:

Formal resignation in writing is required for members to discontinue NZIA membership. No refunds will be given on notice of resignation. The NZIA does not supply magazines. Any magazines received by NZIA members are supplied by the magazine publishers.

Please advise the NZIA if your contact details change at any time. You can do this by logging in to the Members' section of our website, or e-mailing, phoning or writing to us. If you need help with your membership, please contact us on 09 623 6080 or email