Membership


Fee System and How to Join Membership Categories and Qualifications

AIJ had 36,072 members as of March 2019. 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 2019)

Membership Number Annual Fee
Regular Member Individual 33,957 12,000 yen
Regular Member Corporation 700 30,000 yen/unit
Student Member Student 1,182 6,000 yen
Supporting Member Corporation 233 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 E-mail, Fax or mail.
Please note that it will take some time for the procedure to be completed.


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

Payment(For overseas residents)
The fees may be paid by credit card. Payment method will be announced separately.
Neither checks nor money order are acceptable.
Please make your payment in Japanese yen

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

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
Fax: +81 3 3456 2058
E-mail: kaiin@aij.or.jp