Membership

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Fee System and How to Join Membership Categories and Qualifications

AIJ had 34,155 members as of March 2012. Each member receives a copy of the monthly Journal of Architecture and Building Science. Individuals and corporations may become members in one of four categories: regular members (individuals and corporations), student members, and supporting members.

  1. Regular Member (Individual)
    An individual involved in architectural science, technology and art and who possesses the qualifications stipulated in the Bylaws of AIJ.
  2. Regular Member (Corporation)
    A corporation such as architectural design or engineering offices, general contractors, building services contractors, building material traders, and others, which are engaged in the architecture related business.
  3. Student Member
    An undergraduate student who has the intention to study architectural science, technology and art.
  4. Supporting Member
    Either an individual, a corporation or a group who supports the objective and activities of AIJ.

Membership Fee and Admission Fee
The current membership numbers and fees are listed below:

Membership Number and Annual Fee (as of March 2012)

Membership Number Annual Fee
Regular Member Individual 33,074 12,000 yen
Regular Member Corporation 749 30,000 yen/unit
Student Member Student 1,081 6,000 yen
Supporting Member Corporation 259 30,000 yen/unit

Individual regular members and student members are required to pay an admission fee of 1,000 yen when they join AIJ.

How to Join AIJ
Any individual or corporation wishing to become a Member should submit the membership application form through the introduction of a Member, to obtain approval of the Board of Directors.
Membership becomes effective when admission and annual fees have been paid and the approval of the Board of Directors has been obtained.

If you wish to become a member of AIJ, please send your application forms to the Membership Department of AIJ by mail.

Membership/Subscription Application Form (PDF)
Membership/Subscription Application Form (MS-Word)

Architectural Institute of Japan
Attn: Membership
5-26-20, Shiba, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 108-8414 JAPAN
Tel: +81 3 3456 2051
Fax: +81 3 3456 2058
E-mail: kaiin@aij.or.jp

NOTE: As the forms require a signature, they must be sent via mail.

Payment
The fees may be paid either by bank transfer or credit card. Neither checks nor money order are acceptable.
Please make your payment in Japanese yen

  • Bank Transfer
    Please remit the fees to the bank account mentioned below.
    Any additional charges, remittance charge, etc. would be borne by you.

    Bank Name: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
    Branch: Kyobashi
    Account Type: Current(Toza)
    Account Number: 2591210
    Account Name: NIHON KENCHIKU GAKKAI
  • Credit Card
    If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the Membership Department.
    We accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

Life Member
Any individual members who continuously hold membership for more than 50 years, will be given the status of Life Member upon approval of the Board of Directors. Annual fees are waived for Life Members.

For information regarding Resignation, Suspension or Dismissal and Restoration of Membership, please refer to AIJ Constitution's Chapter 3 (Article 10 to 13).

Benefits and Privileges of Membership

Privileges to Members

  1. Suffrage and eligibility for the election of Representatives
  2. Participation in the General Assembly
  3. Receipt of the monthly journals and extra volumes
  4. Reduced fees at all activities
  5. Discounts on publications and subscription of transactions
  6. Submission and presentation of papers in transactions and journals
  7. Application for design competitions
  8. Presentation of research papers at Annual Convention
  9. Discounts on rental fees of AIJ facilities
  10. AIJ library services

Various information about architecture is the greatest benefit of AIJ membership. As a member of AIJ, you'll enjoy countless other personal and professional benefits. AIJ provides many benefits for members, such as:

  • AIJ Journals
  • AIJ Publications
  • Committee Activities
  • Architectural Library Services
  • Latest Information on Architecture
  • Architectural Activities Announcement
  • Student Activities
  • Local and Regional Activities
  • Education and Career Development
  • Electronic Communications Services
    and much, much more.

Life Member
Any individual members who continuously hold membership for more than 50 years, will be given the status of Life Member upon approval of the Board of Directors. Annual fees are waived for Life Members.

Honorary Member
AIJ may grant the title of Honorary Member upon approval of the General Assembly to those who have made a significant contribution to the achievement of the Institute's objective, or those who have rendered remarkable services to the advancement and development of science, technology and art concerning architecture.

Update Your Record  Procedure to notify change of your address or affiliation.

Changes notified by the 5th of the month will be applied the following month. If there is a change of your address, affiliation, etc. please inform the Membership Department as soon as possible.

Membership Information Update Form (PDF)

Send completed membership information update forms by fax or mail to:

Architectural Institute of Japan
Attn: Membership
5-26-20, Shiba, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 108-8414 JAPAN
Tel: +81 3 3456 2051
Fax: +81 3 3456 2058
E-mail: kaiin@aij.or.jp

NOTE: As the form requires a signature, it must be sent via fax or mail.

Transactions Subscription for Members How to subscribe to the monthly Transactions of AIJ

Any members wishing to subscribe to the monthly Transactions of AIJ should submit application forms and pay additional fees. The papers presented in Transactions of AIJ are reviewed by the Editorial Committee on Research Transactions before publication. Subscribers to the transactions will also receive the Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting and the Summaries of Design Works of Annual Meeting on DVD.


Transactions

  1. Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering
  2. Journal of Architecture and Planning
  3. Journal of Environmental Engineering

Subscription Fee

Transactions Subscription Fee
One of the above Transactions 12,000 yen
Two of the above Transactions 12,600 yen
All of the above Transactions 13,200 yen

Payment
The fees may be paid either by bank transfer or credit card. Neither checks nor money order are acceptable.
Please make your payment in Japanese yen

  • Bank Transfer
    Please remit the fees to the bank account mentioned below.
    Any additional charges, remittance charge, etc. would be borne by you.

    Bank Name: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
    Branch: Kyobashi
    Account Type: Current(Toza)
    Account Number: 2591210
    Account Name: NIHON KENCHIKU GAKKAI
  • Credit Card
    If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the Membership Department.
    We accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

Fields of Transactions and Volumes of the Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting and the Summaries of Design Works of Annual Meeting on DVD

       

Fields

Structural and Construction Engineering A-1 Materials and Construction
B-1 Loads and Reliability, Stress Analyses, Foundation Structures, Shell and Spatial Structures
B-2 Structural Dynamics, Nuclear Power Plants
C-1 Timber Structures, Steel Structures, Steel Concrete Composite Structures
C-2 Reinforced Concrete Structures, Prestressed Concrete Structures, Masonry Wall Structures
Architecture and Planning E-1 Building Types and Community Facilities, Planning and Design Method, Building Construction System, Human Factor Studies, Planning and Design Theory
F-1 Urban Planning, Architecture System and Management
F-2 History and Theory of Architecture
Environmental Engineering A-2 Fire Safety, Off-shore Engineering and Architecture, Information Systems Technology
D-1 Room Acoustics and Acoustic Environment, Noise and Solid borne Sound, Environmental Vibration, Light and Color, Water Supply and Drainage Water Environment, Urban Environment and Urban Installation, Environmental Psychology and Physiology, Environmental Design, Global Environment, Electro-magnetic Environment
D-2 Heat, Moisture, Thermal Comfort, Natural Energy, Airflow Fundamentals, Airflow Practice, Air Quality Fundamentals, Air Quality Practice, Air-Conditioning Systems, Heat and Cold Source Systems, Piping Systems, Application of Building Services
E-2 Dwelling Houses and Dwelling Environment, Rural Planning, Education
The Summaries of Design Works of Annual Meeting 


AIJ Journal of Technology and Design for Members

Any members wishing to subscribe to the AIJ Journal of Technology and Design should submit application forms and pay additional fees.They will receive 3 volumes one year in June, October and February. The papers presented in AIJ Journal of Technology and Design contains information on architectural technology recently developed in Japan and selected by the Editorial Committee on AIJ Journal of Technology and Design.