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Today, the Institute aggregates and coordinates existing programs for the Emerging Professionals, as well as develops new and more relevant services that respond to this important membership group.

The National Associates Committee (NAC), which offers mentorship opportunities to Associate AIA members and focus on the path to licensure, and the Young Architects Forum (YAF), which focuses on career advancement for all young architects, are vitally important groups that are active and dynamic voices in the conversation about architecture’s future.


AIA National Associates Committee (NAC)
By promoting excellence, providing information and leadership, fostering inclusiveness, and encouraging individual, community, and professional development, the NAC will integrate the growing Associates community of the profession into a strong voice within the Institute.

Associate Director
Leah Przybylski, Assoc. AIA

Associate Director – New York State Representative to the National Associates Committee:
Ayo Yusuf, Assoc. AIA

AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF)
The Young Architects Forum (YAF) is a program of the American Institute of Architects and is organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects.

New York State Representative to the Young Architects Forum (YARD)
Wei Wang, AIA

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
The mission of the AIAS is to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

Student Associate Director
Jaifer Sultan


Professional Development Resources
AIA National Mentorship

AIA Know Your Worth
The Center for Emerging Professionals introduces a campaign dedicated to informing all generations of architects about the value Emerging Professionals bring to the field and the importance of getting paid for internship hours. Watch the videos to learn our position on this very important issue.

AIA National Career Center  
A global employment site for the architectural profession, hosted by the AIA National component in Washington.

NYS Job Express  
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of a new website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.  The Jobs Express website makes it easier to learn about what jobs are available in the state and to know where to find them.

ARE Prep Powered By Black Spectacles



AIA has partnered with Black Spectacles to provide associates with an exclusive member-only discount on ARE Prep video tutorials.

Exchange Point  
The Architect’s Newspaper listings website. Listings for temporary design staffing, available desk space, sharing back-office equipment sales, remote office space, collaboration opportunities or looking for hard-to-locate resources and services.


Arch News Now

AIA Best Practices

ACE Mentor Program

Intern Titling

Design Intelligence

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