Young Architect Resources

Early career professionals discuss work over a site model.

Early career professionals discuss their work over a site model.

Architects licensed less than ten years are at a pivotal position in their profession. Firmly established in their careers, these architects are working towards the next step in civic, firm, and volunteer leadership. AIA understands the needs of architects early in their post-licensure careers and seeks to develop resources for, and perform research on, this particular stage in the life of architect. Find more information on resources for young architects below.

There are several grants and scholarships available to architects early in their career. Take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

The Young Architect Award honors architects licensed years or less  who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.

The Future Forward Grant seeks remove the financial barriers to fund untested ideas from early career professionals and advance exploration, innovation, and disruption in the architecture profession.

Build your network and get involved with AIA advocacy initiatives. Log in to the AIA Advocacy Center to connect with your legislators or see updates on the advocacy issues that AIA is working on.

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