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The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals publishes a variety of content relevant to emerging professionals on behalf of several volunteer committees and in conjunction with collateral organizations.

Emerging Professionals Toolkit

A guide for Components & Component Executives

The Emerging Professionals Toolkit covers topics common when working with Emerging Professionals, including IDP, ARE, mentoring, and volunteering.


An e-Magazine for Young Architects

Produced by the AIA Young Architects Forum, Connection is the official bi-monthly e-Magazine for young architects.

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An online resource to gain IDP credit

Interns enrolled in the IDP can gain core and supplemental credit through EPC activities, regardless of employment status.

About the EPC

A survey from AIA and NCARB

The AIA/NCARB Internship and Career Survey, contains a wealth of information on the experiences of emerging professionals as they go through IDP, take the ARE, become licensed, and obtain their first jobs.

Read the 2014 Survey Results

Past Survey Results


Other AIA Publications

The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition

AIA Compensation Report



A scholarly journal for Associates

Forward was once produced by the National Associates Committee to provide a voice for Associate AIA members within the Institute.


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