The Emerging Professionals Committee organizes regular events throughout the year, including a seminar at the annual AIA Minnesota Conference on Architecture, as well as an outreach event for architecture students each year.

NCSR Logo Competition

Show off your graphic design skills and define the identity of our North Central States Region. The winning logo will be featured on a new NCSR Emerging Professional website to be unveiled in September, 2018. Check out the poster or contact Katie Kangas for more details. Deadline to submit a logo is August 24, 2018.

Annual Events

Licensure Luau
Each December the Emerging Professionals Committee hosts a special Draughting Club to celebrate and recognize the past year’s newly licensed architects.

Firm Tours
During a series of regular meet-ups at local architecture firms around the Twin Cities, young professionals and architecture students receive a guided tour of the firm followed by snacks and beverages or a happy hour at a nearby establishment. Host firms in 2018 include BWBR, Kodak Architectural Group, RSP Architects, Cuningham Group, Locus Architecture and more.

Student Outreach Event
The Emerging Professionals Committee gathers a panel of young professionals to speak with architecture students about topics related to the transition from school to practice.

Past Events and Programs

Finals Coffee Break at Rapson Hall (April 28, 2018)
Advocating for Your Career: Navigating Firm Culture (November 16, 2017)
Understanding Compensation, co-sponsored with AIA MN Council of Firms (October 12, 2017)
Professional Perspectives (April 10, 2017)
Peeking Behind the Curtain: A Look Behind the Scenes at the Workings of Architecture Firms (November 10, 2016)
Professional Perspectives (September 20, 2016)
Effective Communication for Young Professionals (June 22, 2016)
Illuminating the Path to Leadership for Emerging Professionals (November 12, 2015)
Professional Perspectives (September 16, 2015)
Pathfinders: Taking Charge & Navigating Your Career (November 12, 2014)
Summer EPC Retreat (August 22, 2014

Photo Gallery

Browse photos from recent events hosted by the Emerging Professionals Committee. Click on an image to enlarge it.