There are two types of membership available with the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects. Members (including interns and students) of the OAA that live within the HBSA catchment area are welcome to join the membership of the HBSA. In addition non-members of the OAA within the catchment area may also join the HBSA as Affiliate Members.

Affiliates shall be entitled to receive general information issued by the society, attend annual and general meetings with the members of the HBSA, and shall be permitted to vote on motions not concerning the practice of architecture, along with numerous additional benefits. Affiliate applications will be referred to the HBSA Executive Committee for review and final approval.

The OAA has defined the roles and participation within architectural societies which can be found in the OAA Society Manual.

HBSA Membership Types

Friend Member

For members of the general public who have an interest in architecture.

Includes:

  • Added to the HBSA mailing list
  • Invitation and member rates for HBSA exclusive Events and Socials

Annual Fee of $40

Student/Intern/Retiree Member

For students, interns and architects who are no longer participating in the industry. 

Includes:

  • Added to the HBSA mailing list
  • Participation in HBSA monthly meetings (voting rights) 
  • Invitation and member rates for HBSA exclusive Events and Socials

Annual Fee of $40

Architect Member

For those who are also members of the Ontario Association of Architects. 

Includes:

  • Added to the HBSA mailing list
  • Participation in HBSA monthly meetings (voting rights) 
  • Invitation and member rates for HBSA exclusive Events and Socials

Annual Fee of $65

Individual Affiliate Membership

For Individual Industry suppliers, Engineers, Interior Designers, Technologists, and others who support our members and society initiatives.. 

Includes:

  • Alphabetical Listing on the HBSA Website
  • Added to the HBSA mailing list
  • Participation in HBSA monthly meetings (non-voting member) 
  • Invitation and member rates for HBSA exclusive Events and Socials

Annual Fee of $300

Firm Affiliate Membership

For Corporate Industry suppliers, Engineering and Design firms who support our members and society initiatives. 

Includes:

  • Alphabetical Listing on the HBSA Website
  • Added to the HBSA mailing list
  • Participation in HBSA monthly meetings (non-voting member) 
  • Invitation and member rates for HBSA exclusive Events 
  • HBSA event sponsorship priority 

Annual Fee of $500

Membership Application

In order to become an affiliate of the HBSA, please review and complete the following & send the appropriate cheque payable to Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects to: 

Esther Link, HBSA Treasurer c/o Sam Esposto Architect Inc. 548 Upper James St, Hamilton, ON, L9C 2Y4