Emerging Professionals Committee

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for discussion and growth for young architectural professionals as they work towards licensure, along with relevant resources for continued development after registration. To foster a strong network of multi-disciplinary members and non-members and promote the value of architecture through its impact in the community.

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM
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2023 Committee Chair: Michael Peterson

2023 Committee Chair-Elect: Miren Urena

AIA Austin Staff Liaison: Annissa Calvillo


Design Shine 2022

Call for Applications!


Click here for Application

Application Short Link


Virtual ARE study group Meet-up for PA, PPD, & PDD

Every Saturday from 10am-12pm!

For zoom link & more info contact Charles Miles at clm1976@gmail.com


ARE 5.0 PDD Study Group

A study group meets weekly to study for the ARE exams. You can get more information and meetup times by joining their Slack channel. Please email aia.austin.ep@gmail.com to request an invite to join the Slack channel, and to ask any questions about the study group.


ARE Materials Available for Check-Out

Click Here to view the ARE Study Materials available for check-out at AIA Austin.


ARE Materials Wish List

Help our Emerging Professionals Committee create a resource library with new ARE materials! Buy one book or more than one, and let ingrid@aiaaustin.org know that you did and we will take it off the list. Each book you buy will have a sticker proclaiming your generosity! Thank you for contributing to this important cause, and helping our young professionals succeed.

11.   Access to current International Building Code (IBC)
12.    Fundamentals of Building Construction - Donated by Exclusive Windows & Doors of Austin - Thank you!

Newly Licensed?

Architect members attaining their initial license will be included in a three year program that phases in your national Architect dues over a three year period.

1st calendar year after licensure–renew at Associate member rate + 1/3 the difference of Architect member rate
2nd calendar year after licensure–renew at Associate member rate + 2/3 the difference of Architect member rate
3rd calendar year after licensure–renew at Architect member rate
Learn more here!

Recently Graduated?

New graduate associate member - Graduates are offered complimentary AIA membership for up to 18 months. Eligible are individuals who graduated from an NAAB accredited program within the past 18 months or those working under the supervision of an architect. Learn more here

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