NOMA Members are some of the most incredible people in the architecture, engineering and construction industry

  • They are community leaders and consummate designers
  • They are able architects and exceptional instructors
  • They are award winners and published authors. They are urban, rural, old, young, wealthy, needy, white, black, Ph.D’s, students, walking, rolling, liberal, conservative

Membership is open to all, quite literally all and, so far, all lovers of progress, community and design have found a niche for themselves once becoming connected.

Membership is for the calendar year January 1 – December 31 and is not prorated.

You must pay National and local member fees to be considered a member of NOMA.

Students do not have to join a professional chapter but are encouraged to join and participate in activities with the nearest local professional chapter.

If we do not have a chapter in your area, you are encouraged to select the nearest chapter in your state.

Dues

Membership is made up of both local chapter + national dues. See chart below for the national part and look at this file for the local portion. Click “Join Today” to go to the membership portal

student  45.00
intern (0-3 years)  140.00
associate (3+ years)  175.00
registered architect  250.00
allied professional  250.00

Frequently Asked Questions

When trying to renew my membership, the final fee at checkout is often much higher than it should be. Why is it showing a higher fee?

Review the Local Chapter field carefully. You have selected an incorrect Membership in the Local Chapter field. Professional and Student Members must choose the correct local chapter AND the corresponding Member Type for that local chapter. See examples below.

Example #1. Architect – NJ NOMA – Newark, NJ

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Example #2. Allied Professional – NJ NOMA – Newark, NJ

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Example #3. Intern/Associate – NJ NOMA – Newark, NJ

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My region and/or chapter is missing from the chapter list. How can I find it?

You are looking for your region and/or chapter in the “Groups” field. The information you are referring to is in your “Local Chapter” field.

What is an At-Large Member?

An At-Large Member is a member that does not live near a current local chapter. All professional members: Licensed Professional, Associate Member, Emerging Professional, International Member and Allied Professional must join a local chapter which could mean an At-Large Chapter. Members also have the option to start a local chapter in their own area.

Are students required to join the At-Large Chapter?

No, it is not a requirement that Students join the At-Large Chapter. Students will simply select NOMAS in the Local Chapter field.

Is my confidential information protected?

There is an option to hide your confidential information on the portal. The lock icon gives you the option to decide your level of visibility:

  • Public – visible to everyone
  • Members Only – visible only to members
  • Private – not visible in profile

What are the key differences between the Membership Categories?

The differences between each of the five membership categories per the By-laws are as follows: 

  1. Licensed Professional – Individuals who are currently licensed or otherwise entitled under law to practice architecture in the United States, its territories and possessions are eligible to be “Licensed Professional” of NOMA.
  2. Associate Member – Individuals without architectural licenses that possess three (3) or more years of professional experience, commencing from the time of graduation from an architecture program, are eligible to be “Associate Members” of NOMA if they meet any one of the following requirements: employed, enrolled, or participating in circumstances recognized by licensing authorities as constituting credit towards architectural licensure; employed under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related to the practice of architecture; or have a professional degree in architecture; faculty members in university programs in architecture and who are actively involved in research, administration, or the teaching of architecture.
  3. Emerging Professional –  Individuals without architectural licenses that possess less than three (3) years of professional experience, commencing from the time of graduation from an architecture program, are eligible to be “Intern Members” of NOMA if they meet any one of the following requirements: employed, enrolled, or participating in circumstances recognized by licensing authorities as constituting credit towards architectural licensure; employed under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related to the practice of architecture; or have a professional degree in architecture; faculty members in university programs in architecture and who are actively involved in research, administration, or the teaching of architecture.
  4. International Member – Individuals who have an equivalent architectural license from a non-U.S. licensing authority and demonstrated honorable standing in the profession in the locale where they are licensed are eligible to be “International Members” of NOMA.
  5. Student Member – Individuals who are currently registered full-time in a 2- year technical college program majoring in architecture, a 4-year Bachelor of Science program majoring in architecture, or an NAAB accredited program or school of architecture are eligible to be “Student Members” of NOMA.
  6. Allied Professional – Individuals who are not otherwise eligible for membership in NOMA, but who are licensed in another field where such requirements exist or are employed outside of the architectural practice but who meet either of the following requirements: (i) those with established professional reputations who are registered to practice their professions where such requirements exist, or (ii) persons who are employed outside of architectural practice but are involved in positions allied to the field of architecture, including but not limited to engineers, planners, landscape architects, sculptors, muralists, artists, interior designers, and others in government, education, journalism, manufacturing, industry and/or other fields allied to architecture; or organizational representatives who are employed by firms in the construction 5 industry engaged in research, design, development, testing, manufacture, distribution, or training for building and construction products or systems who will provide a meaningful contribution by reason of their employment or occupation, are eligible to be “Allied Members” of NOMA.

What are the different membership categories for Faculty Member?

Same as “Allied Professional” above, only difference is professional members are employed by a university and the word “Faculty” goes before each member type; Faculty Licensed Professional, Faculty Associate Member, Faculty Emerging Professional, Faculty International Member and Faculty Allied Professional.

Where can I find my membership ID number?

Very top of your profile page in the portal.

Contact our office at info@NOMA.net or the Membership Chair at membership@NOMA.net if you have any questions.  You can also call us at 202.818.8653.

The new Membership Portal is live. Existing members, check your email for detailed instructions. Visit https://membership.noma.net