I’m an Architect…Now What?

So, you’ve completed your IDP, passed your AREs, and have successfully achieved licensure. Congratulations! Now what? To address this issue, the Emerging Professionals Committee has developed a document for those looking for further information. It’s intended to be used as a quick roadmap for the first steps following successful registration as an architect. Some steps are specific to the state of Minnesota; however, other state registrations are also discussed. Download the PDF.

AIA Membership for Licensed and Unlicensed Professionals

Learn about the value of an AIA membership.

AIA National Young Architects Forum (YAF)

The AIA North Central States Regional Council is soliciting nominations for the Young Architects Forum (YAF) Regional Director (YARD). Architects who have been licensed for ten years or fewer are eligible for the YARD liaison position.

The individual elected will begin a two-year term on January 1, 2019 and serve through December 31, 2020. YARD’s can re-apply once for an additional 2-year term (total of 4 years). Nominations of candidacy should be made by sending required application materials to the AIA North Central States Region, by Wednesday, August 22nd. Learn more and apply.

Learn more ways to get involved at the national level of AIA.

ARE Preparation

AIA Minnesota organizes regular study sessions corresponding to the ARE examination sections. Learn more.

ARE Study Materials Lending Library

AIA Minnesota’s lending library of study materials from Kaplan* Architecture and Professional Publications, Inc., covers all sections of the ARE examination. Materials are available to AIA Minnesota Associate members and may be checked out for a period of 14 days at no charge. View the list of available resources.

National Associates Committee (NAC)

The National Associates Committee is the representative body for Associate members of the American Institute of Architects and seeks to provide a singular national voice for this component of the membership. Regional Associate Directors (RADs) represent members at the local, state, and regional levels and provide a link between the national committee and its components. 

Podcasts and Digital Resources for Emerging Professionals

Jessica Parmenter’s ABC Book Club (Architects Book Club)
Building community one book at a time, ABC is a community of architects and designers who share an interest in the written word. 

She Builds Podcast
A podcast about women in the design and construction industry through history and today.

Open Plan Podcast
Join your hosts Emily and Maria at the intersection of architecture and friendship.

EntreArchitect Podcast
Hosted by architect Mark R. LePage, this weekly podcast features interviews with inspiring, passionate people who share their knowledge and expertise, all to help you build a better business as a small firm entrepreneur architect.

Archispeak Podcast
A casual conversation about all things architecture covering everything in the profession, both good and bad.