Academy of Emerging Professionals

What the Heck is YAF?

Young Architects ForumIn contemporary architectural practice and within the AIA, significant attention and resources are directed towards unlicensed professionals (Associate AIA members) and seasoned veteran practitioners (AIA and FAIA members), but there is another group of AIA members that have a different …

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Surface Reflections, 2013

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‘Tis the season to be wrapping. Wrapping gifts to wrap up the old year, presents to celebrate the present. Architecturally, we’re enjoying a season of wrapping, as well—and more than a season, an age. For me, the earliest hint came …

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AIA Young Architects Forum Advocacy Director Position

Call for Volunteers – Applications Due, February 4, 2013

The Young Architects Forum (YAF) is the voice of architects in the early stages of their career and the catalyst for change within the profession and our communities. Working closely with …

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Progression Conference Attendee Perspectives

Just three short weeks ago we gathered with like and un-like individuals to ascertain the future of our profession at the inaugural Progression Conference. This was a great intimate (limited seating only) gathering for emerging professionals, designers, and students to …

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Progression Conference Wrap-Up


With 14 dynamic speakers ushering their collective wisdom and experience, it was difficult to leave the Progression Conference without being inspired for what the future of our profession might look like.

In the words of Craig M. Hammond, Associate AIA; …

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PAY IT FORWARD – Progression Conference

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Our hats go off to Yolanda Lettieri and Alexander J.C. Tsai, who have chosen to sponsor an out of work emerging professional, so that they have the opportunity to attend the inaugural Progression Conference, next Saturday, September 22nd.

Alex and …

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Progression: the state of (re)imagining our future


The architectural arena has changed as a profession over the last decade, becoming more nimble and technologically savvy, but what will the profession of architecture look like in the next 10 years? What will this future emerging architect look like? …

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NewSchool Team Wins Mock Firm Award

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Daniel Shirk (third from right) of MCM Group International joins NSAD Mock Firm team members Lam Thanh Nguyen, Wilfred Briones, Monika Banakaite, Carlos Sandoval and Brandon Nash to present the MCM Group Mock Firms International Skyscraper Award in Chicago. MCM

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Protecting Your Budding Practice


With their years of graduate school now behind them, new architects are brimming with energy and enthusiasm to put their design skills, intellect and charm into shaping their communities and eventually the wide world. It is an exciting and scary

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