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Membership
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The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) is similar to many other organizations. It caters to a special interest group - in this case practicing architects. It responds to their concerns and seeks to address issues that affect them, the environment and society as a whole.

As in many professions, there are joiners and non-joiners, leaders and followers. The work of joiners also benefits non-joiners. Unfortunately, many non-joiners don't realize that the future growth and strength of any profession lies with its links - the practitioners themselves. When these people fail to join an organization such as SARA they fail to help themselves. Even if they don't actively participate in the working of the organization, their membership dues enable the organization to grow and to expand its activities in support and defense of the profession. No organization can travel on good will alone. When other related professions encroach on the architectural profession, as has been the case in recent years through state or national legislative action, financial support is needed to mount informational and educational campaigns to counter these inroads.

When a practitioner needs advice and guidance from a peer, the central clearinghouse is often the national organization. When the public doesn't understand the role of the architect, who will beat the drum to deliver the message? The answer is no one except the organization to which you belong.

Architects at one time were the head that controlled the body that wagged the tail. Now, there is some question about the role being reversed. Is the architect the tail controlled by the head of another profession? Recent encroachments by other related disciplines give that indication. Progress means changes and the role of the architect has changed as "the master builder", there is some question as to what they may be directing or controlling. It wasn't always that way, and it need not continue to exist. The difference is you - the practicing professional.

The choice is yours. You can remain the weak link and sit on your hands or you can help make the difference and work for your own future and the future of your profession. Be an activist and get involved! Your peers will welcome your membership and participation in SARA.

Join now and invite your partner, associates and friends to also join SARA.


Professional Member - $325.00/yr.
Membership is open to registered or licensed architects in any state, territory or possession of the United States and in any country in the North or South American Continents and the Islands of the Western Hemisphere. Professional Members shall have all the rights and privileges and obligations of members including the right to vote, to represent the Society as a delegate and/or hold office, and are able use the initials of the Society to identify him or her as a member of SARA.


Introductory Member - $175.00/yr.
Introductory Membership shall be granted at a reduced rate of dues for the first year of membership only and shall be available upon formal application and approval by the appropriate State Council or by the SARA National Headquarters Office in a state where no Council exists. Introductory Members shall have all the rights and privileges and obligations of members except the right to vote, to represent the Society as a delegate or hold office, or use the initials of the Society to identify him or her as a member of SARA or as otherwise approved by the Board.
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Associate Membership - $100.00/yr.
Associate Membership is open to persons working towards architectural registration and working for and under the direct supervision of a registered/licensed architect, in any state, territory or possession of the United States and in any country in the North or South American Continents and the Islands of the Western Hemisphere. Memberships shall be open to registered or licensed architects in good standing primarily in any state, territory or possession of the United States as well as in any Country in the North or South American Continents including the Islands of the Western Hemisphere as well as any such other Country.
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Professional Affiliate and Industry Affiliate Membership - $325.00/yr.
An Industry Affiliate Member shall be any person, firm or corporation that provides goods or services to the construction industry. This membership would include materials suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors, product representatives and any other firm or individual acceptable to the judgment of the membership committee. A Professional Affiliate Member shall be any person engaged in professional activities which support the design and construction industry, and/or Federal Authority. This membership would include structural, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, attorneys, accountants, landscape architects, interior designers, etc.
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Student Membership - $25.00/yr.
A Student Membership, on application and approval, shall be granted to persons attending full time studies at an accredited school, college or university of architecture.
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International Membership - $325.00/yr.
International Membership shall be granted to registered or licensed architects in good standing in any country outside the North and South American Continents and the islands of the Western Hemispheres. International Members shall have all the rights and privileges and obligations of members except the right to vote, to represent the Society as a delegate or hold office, or use the initials of the Society to identify him or her as a member of SARA or as otherwise approved by the Board.
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