To learn about local resources and networking opportunities or to ask a question:
- Interns and Associate AIA members can contact your local IDP Coordinator or your Regional Associate Director.
- Young Architects can contact your Young Architect Regional Directors.
- Fellows of the AIA can contact your COF Regional Representative.
Careers in Architecture
Learn more about becoming an architect and as well as other careers that draw on the skills mastered by studying architecture via our Careers in Architecture webpage.
Careers in architecture are as varied and interesting as the people who hold them. Therefore, the AIA has established a unique web site for the topic:www.ARCHcareers.org
Grow with The AIA
Interns & ARE Candidates: Apply today!
The Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by defraying costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Scholarship recipients are awarded a current edition of Kaplan ARE Complete Library and receive reimbursement for the cost of passing all divisions of the ARE one time. Eligibility, criteria, and additional application information can be found at www.aia.org/pettigrew.
The AIA is committed to supporting architects through each career stage.
The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals
A Resource for Interns to Gain IDP Credit
The Emerging Professional's Companion is now available in interactive PDF format! The EPC contains seventeen (17) chapters that align with the experience categories and areas of NCARB's Intern Development Program (IDP). Visit www.epcompanion.org to download the entire PDF document, individual chapters with activities, and updated resources.
Use the EPC to satisfy a portion of your IDP hour requirements. Earn up to 1,624 IDP hours through the EPC. Each activity is worth eight hours. By completing EPC activities, you can earn up to 40 core hours in each experience area.Learn more at www.epcompanion.org
Architect's Knowledge Resource for Career Stages
- Location: High Tech High Chula Vista, Chula Vista, CA
- Architect: Studio E Architects
This project blurs the line between indoor & outdoor space to offer opportunities for students and staff to connect to nature. The design is intended to develop multiple intelligences by offering direct visual access to the outdoors from every learning space.Discover more in the Architect's Knowledge Resource
Face of the AIA
- Moderator: Mike Crosbie, Ph.D, AIA
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Help the AIA Build the Architect's Knowledge Resource
- Participate in member forums
- Post your projects and professional resources
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