Take your firm and your career to the next level with SMPS DC, the go-to AEC marketing resource.

SMPS is essential – to both marketers and their firms. With SMPS membership, you have access to a powerful national network of over 6,800 professionals, educational resources and tools at your fingertips, and opportunities to practice leadership and technical skills. We are a professional association committed to serving marketing and business development professionals working architecture, engineering, construction, planning, interior design and specialty consulting firms.

As a member, you'll gain access to a growing list of exclusive local and national resources including:

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Annual Dues

New members

Dues: $390 + $50 origination fee

SMPS membership is an individual membership and is anniversary based. Membership in your local chapter is included.

Renew or reinstate a membership

Dues: $390

If your membership has lapsed 70 days or more from your membership’s expiration date, please reinstate your membership.

Transfer a current membership

Dues: No fee

A transfer member is an individual who would like to take over the remainder of another’s active regular membership for which the firm paid for. All transfers will be reviewed and approved by SMPS Headquarters before they can take effect. If you have questions regarding a possible transfer, please contact the SMPS Membership Department at or 703.549.6117 x230.

Student member

Dues: $25

Candidate must provide verification of student status at the time of application and when renewing the student membership. Eligible for students enrolled in a full-time study program at an accredited post-secondary institution or a part-time student not employed full time in the AEC industry or not otherwise eligible for regular membership in SMPS.

Retired member

Dues: $30

Eligible for active members in good standing who are retired and who have been an active member of SMPS for a minimum of 15 years. Note: Retired members may not vote or serve on the Society Board of Directors.

Refer a member

Help your peers get connected to SMPS! Refer a friend or colleague to join SMPS, and if that person joins as a new member, you will receive a one-time three month extension on your existing membership.