AIANYS Emerging Professionals


The mission of the AIA New York State Emerging Professionals is “to provide an open forum for professionals at the early stages of their careers to engage and connect through networking, leadership, and professional development programs.”  Preparing Emerging Professionals for next generation opportunities and challenges is a fundamental aspect of the Institute’s core values. Addressing the needs of Emerging Professionals—ranging from architecture students, to recent graduates, to professionals licensed ten years or less— requires a broad and continual effort. The priorities of an Emerging Professional change dramatically with their career stages over time, but our core values to serve them must be maintained along the way:

Impact The Positive Evolution Of The Profession. Prioritize the goals of the rising generation and advocate for changes to strengthen the profession that emerging professionals will inherit.

Cultivate opportunities for leadership & career development. Assist emerging professionals as they transition from school to firms, and then to leadership positions within firms, communities, and the profession at large.

Engage the next generation of architects. Broaden the reach of the AIA to welcome new professionals, alternative career path professionals, and anyone with an architecture background or interest in the architectural profession.

We are committed to furthering the professional development of all Associate members, students, and architects licensed under 10 years, through fellowship, education and supportive networking.  Providing support to aspiring architects participating in NCARB’s Intern Development Program (IDP) and those working towards licensure, and all architecture graduates in alternative career paths. Our mission is to create community, support career development and foster the next generations of leaders in our profession by collaborating with all of the local AIA NY chapters.