There are multiple benefits to becoming a Professional member as you will see in the below table; for example, while as an Associate member, you must pay a participation fee for the WA Awards of $100 for the Designed category or $200 for the Realised category per project and per cycle, Professional membership (for both Architects and Interior Designers) grants you the right to participate to the WA Awards for the relevant categories, free-of-charge with one project per cycle for one full year - that's typically 3 cycles.
As a Professional member, you will also have a more fulfilling experience with World Architecture Community, with the ability to create an office page where other members of your office may attach themselves; a richer profile page, including more details about yourself, helping others to learn more about you; your project pages will also be enriched with 20 pictures per project, double the regular limit, access to the Voting systems, the ability to share your projects on social media, and much more.
Because we want to support future generations of architects, we created the Academic membership for those currently at architecture school or part of the academia. As an Academic member, you benefit from most of the features of a Professional member (please see the table below for more information). If you are an architecture student or part of the academia, all you need to do is to state you are still a student and provide a valid education e-mail address on your settings page. If your school did not provide you with one, please see My Settings page for more information.
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|Features & Benefits of Membership Types|
All prices in US Dollars
Academia (Architecture and Interior Design)
and Interior Design)
|Basic Member Benefits|
|Basic Profile Page|
|Basic Project Page|
|Upload Projects (up to 10 visuals for each)|
|Ability to Vote Projects|
|WA Awards Participation Fee|
(per Cycle and per Project)
|Designed Category (Applies to Architecture only)||$100||N/A||FREE|
|Student Category (For Designed/Conceptual School Projects only)||N/A||FREE||N/A|
|Enhanced Profile Page|
|- Ability to add your homepage or website link|
|- Ability to add your social media links|
|- Ability to see how many times|
your profile page was viewed
|Enhanced Project Page|
|- Ability to add up to 20 visuals|
|- Ability for you and others to share|
your project on social media
|- Ability for others to favorite your project|
(your favorited projects are visible on your profile page)
|- Ability to see who favorited your project|
|- Ability to see who Voted your project|
(Voting values are not shown)
|- Ability for you and others|
to comment on your project
|- Create an Office Page|
(including unlimited members)
|- Upload Projects as an Office|
(up to 20 visuals for each)
|- Ability to Comment on News or Projects|
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