About N.I.A

The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) was founded on the 1st of April 1960as an association of independent professional architects with the arms and objective of fostering friendship amongst members, cater for their welfare and establish mutual support and cooperation amongst them.

The idea for the formation of an independent professional architect’s organization in Nigeria was first conceived and motivated by three Nigerian architects while still pursuing their training in England in the early fifties.

In 1958, an 8-member study group was formed to carry out the detailed planning for the establishment of the Institute which ultimately culminated in inauguration of the Institute… Learn more.


Here are eight classes of membership of the Institute as follows:

  • Fellows
  • Full members
  • Associate Members
  • Graduate Members
  • Student Members
  • Honourary Fellows
  • Honourary Members
  • Foreign Members

Executive Council

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N.I.A Dues

Nigerian Institute of Architects Annual Dues keep membship status active. If you are not sure of your membership status, please CLICK_HERE  to check you status. If you are not an active member and would like to update your status , you can make payment online or prepare a cheque in favour of The Nigerian Institute of Architects and pay to the NIA account Branch of Zenith Bank Account No. 6110307928.