The Academy for Emerging Professionals establishes connections among and advocates on behalf of architecture school graduates, aspiring and recently-licensed architects, as well as the individuals that mentor these important groups of people.
As a large and growing constituency of the AIA, the active participation of Emerging Professionals in the design and delivery of member services is critical to meeting the demands of a changing marketplace.
The Academy aspires to:
- unite and disseminate information on architecture firm culture, internship, mentoring, registration, and practice in general
- conduct or co-sponsor regular surveys of emerging professionals in California and compile data and research on new architect registration
- host regular meetings on relevant issues to stimulate ongoing local, state, and national discussions
- serve as a resource to and advise the AIACC Board of Directors on issues relevant to this mission, including Associate appointments to committees and taskforces.