The purpose of this Web page, maintained by the EPN, is to unite resources related to practice education, for use in the classroom and by emerging professionals in their formative internship years.
2003 ArchVoices/AIA Internship & Career Survey Report
This survey—the largest and most comprehensive ever—covered ten broad topics related to emerging professionals: Career Path, Current Employment, Education, Prior Employment/Careers, Firm Support & Mentoring, Internship, Architect Registration Examination, Licensure/Registration, Professional Involvement, and About You. The survey also elicited nearly 1,000 comments on an array of issues about the profession and the path to registration. Available free online.
2002 AIA Compensation Report
This report is the most comprehensive source of compensation information for architecture professionals, covering a wide range of positions and geographic breakdowns. Included is information on compensation levels and benefits for 28 positions at architecture firms, plus three levels of principals. Regional coverage includes all nine AIA regions plus more than 34 states and 35 metro areas. The complete report—including an executive summary; detailed benefits information; position descriptions; and tables for most regions, states, and metro areas—may be purchased in a print edition or as an electronic PDF ($200 retail/ $140 AIA members). Individual PDFs for each of the nine AIA regions are also available ($45).
The Business of Architecture: 2003 AIA Firm Survey
This survey documents the business and practice trends in the profession of architecture. Highlights include new expanded sections on liability insurance, continuing education, and information technology. Available in a print edition or as a downloadable PDF ($329 retail/$125 AIA members).
1995 AIA Internship and Education Task Force Report
This landmark report was the first in a series of studies to address the issues surrounding the transition from education to the profession. Available Free online.
Building Community: A new future for architecture education and practice (1996)
Co-authored by the late Dr. Ernest L. Boyer and Lee D. Mitgang, this study, published in May 1996 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, takes an in-depth look at the education and practice of architects. Based on a multiyear, independent study, the report sets forth seven goals in seven chapters: An Enriched Mission, Diversity with Dignity, Standards without Standardization, A Connected Curriculum, A Climate for Learning, A Unified Profession, and Service to the Nation. Purchase from the AIA Store ($19.95 retail/$14.95 AIA members).
2001 Collateral Internship Task Force Report
The CITF was created to continue the discussions of the 1999 Collateral Internship Summit. The task force’s final report outlines and explains nine recommendations—based on the eight recommendations stemming from the 1999 summit—for improving the internship process and the link between architecture education and practice. Available free online.
2003 Collateral Internship Management Group Report
The Collateral Internship Management Group (CIMG) was formed by the collateral organizations of architecture to monitor implementation of the 2001 final report of the Collateral Internship Task Force (CITF). The final report of the CIMG, published in 2003, restates the need and opportunities for the collateral organizations to implement the recommendations formulated at the 1999 Internship Summit. Available free online.
Architectural Internship: Everybody’s Issue (2003)
This publication, published by ArchVoices, constitutes the proceedings of the 2002 National Internship Summit. In addition to profiling the process and outcomes of the event, the publication includes a wealth of other information and ideas for improving internship, especially NCARB’s IDP. Available free online.
AIA/J: Tomorrow’s Architects (2003)
This issue of the AIA Journal of Architecture catalogs and recounts the major events and initiatives, focused on architectural internship, that have taken place over the past decade. Available free online.
The Redesign of Studio Culture (2002)
Published in 2002 by the American Institute of Architecture Students, this report is the result of a multiyear analysis of design studio education. The report outlines five values—Optimism, Respect, Sharing, Engagement, and Innovation—that serve as a basis for making changes to studio culture. Available free online. Also see http://www.aias.org/studioculture/
ACSA Guide to Architecture Schools (2003)
Now in its 7th edition, the Guide includes detailed descriptions of all professional architecture programs in the United States and Canada. It also includes an overview of the profession of architecture, the education process, advice on how to select a school, a list of schools of architecture worldwide, and an index of specialized and related degree programs. Available for purchase from ACSA website ($24.95 retail/$22.44 AIA members).
Almanac of Architecture & Design (2004)
With nearly 800 pages, the 5th edition of the Almanac of Architecture & Design is the definitive guide for those involved with, or interested in, architecture and design. Published by Greenway Communications, the Almanac is highly illustrated, including photos of winning projects and notable people. Graphs and charts supplement the statistical information, including architecture school demographics, nationwide design firm statistics, and an analysis of architects across the country. Purchase online at the AIA Store ($37.50 retail/$33.70 AIA members).
Architect's Essentials Package
The Architect's Essentials series, published by John Wiley & Sons, covers a range of critical business topics specifically geared toward design professionals. The seven books include the Architect’s Essentials of: Presentation Skills, Starting a Design Firm, Professional Development, Winning Proposals, Ownership Transition, Cost Management, Contract Negotiation, and Marketing. Purchase online at the AIA Store ($35 retail/$32 AIA members). Purchase all the books in the series ($220 retail/$198 AIA members).
The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice & 2004 Update
Compiled by a team of experts from architecture as well as law, business, and other professions, the 13th edition of the Handbook remains an authoritative reference for high-quality professional practice, as it has for nearly a century. The Handbook and 2004 Update cover virtually every area and issue associated with practice. Included with the Handbook on CD-ROM are samples of the AIA Contract Documents (more than 85 contracts and forms). Published by John Wiley & Sons. Purchase at the AIA Store ($325 retail/$275 AIA members).