The 2019 Frederick Romberg Award | Mermaid Multihouse | Partners Hill with Hogg & Lamb | Queensland | Photographer: Alex Chromicz

Practice Membership

Committing your practice to
the highest standards

A+ is the Institute’s Practice Membership, providing your practice with tools necessary to assist you in delivering the best possible architectural service to your clients.

The A+ Advantage

About A+ Membership

A+ Membership means that every design professional in your practice is a member of the Institute, and every Member Level 1 and Graduate Tier A is required to complete a certain amount of CPD every year to ensure  they are practicing at the highest level.

With all eligible professional staff as members, A+ practices have significantly greater potential to influence the profession and the Institute. A+ practices are better able to elect office-bearers and help determine the Institute’s strategic priorities.

A+ is about a commitment to the Institute, best practice and the future of the profession.

Practice Membership Benefits

  • Local and national e-news bulletins
  • National and Chapter digital publications
  • Individual and group A+ discounts to conventions & conferences
  • Practice forums and networking activities
  • Participate on committees and chapter council
  • Access to Community – an online discussion and resources platform where you can communicate and connect on important topics with fellow members.
  • Belong to a network of leading architectural practices
  • Enrol all professional design staff as Institute members
  • Build your public profile through preferential listing on the Find An Architect website
  • Support your graduates of architecture staff on their pathway to registration through discounted access to the Institute’s Practice of Architecture Learning Series (PALS)
  • Access the Senior Counsellor and Free legal reference services
  • Equip your professional design staff with essential practice resources including:
      – Online, download and print access to the full library of       Australian Standards and the National Construction Code exclusive to A+ members
      – Dedicated expert human resources and industrial relation services tailored to the architectural profession through HR+
      – Acumen Practice Notes provide guidance on all facets of architectural practice and sustainable design
  • Ensure your senior staff commit to a minimum CPD requirement each year
  • Have your projects recognised by entering them in the Institute’s awards programs


Registered architectural firms practicing in Australia (including sole practitioners).

Only registered architects can lead an application for A+ practice membership.

A+ Membership Rates

Lowering the cost of membership

By sharing Institute membership across all professional staff in your practice, the per-member cost of A+ membership can be much lower than the cost for ordinary members.

A+ membership fees can be up to half the normal rate for each individual member within the practice. What’s more, a single payment each quarter by the practice simplifies the paperwork and spreads the cost over the year to greatly assist practice cash flow.

Download the 2022 A+ rates and terms.

A+ quote

Converting your existing membership to an A+ membership can save you money and will enable you to purchase memberships for your whole team.

Offices with six or more staff may be eligible for further fee discounts depending on the overall number of staff and their categories of membership.  Please contact the membership team for a detailed quotation.

We’re happy to talk you through A+ and arrange a quote. 

Contact us

Have further questions? Contact our membership team.

Phone: 1800 770 617



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