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2014 Emerging Professionals Summit

It’s the year 2033; what role are architects playing in society? Will you be prepared to play your part? If not, what changes need to happen now to better position you and fellow architects for the future? This scenario is just a snapshot of the issues that were addressed at the 2014 Emerging Professionals Summit. Read more about the event >>

In January, the AIA brought together thought leaders from across the profession to address how practice culture can be shaped to prepare current and future architects for their role in society. Participants included students, emerging professionals, business leaders, firm owners, academics, entrepreneurs, and collateral representatives. The Summit will expand upon the AIA Emerging Professionals strategic initiative to develop action plans for the Institute and identify additional stakeholders to respond to the shifting education, professional development, career path, and societal role of architects.

The main goals of the summit were to develop future direction for long term progress in four key areas:





Career Development


Firm Culture and Practice

• Develop teaching firms

• Clarify the paths to practice

Change the value proposition


• Create a national and international license

• Decouple title and license

• Licensure upon graduation


• Create big tent organization

• Design an effective, life-long learning program

Revise titling along career path


• Develop teaching firms, emphasize firm excellence

• Facilitate leadership training

• Broaden scope of architecture



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