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 5:30 PM
Connect with EP: Join our Facebook group and email list!

2020 Committee Chair: Danielle Smyth, AIA
2020 Committe Chair-Elect: Nathan Landreville, Assoc. AIA
AIA Austin Staff Liaison: Annissa Calvillo


Exclusive Design Shine Opening for AIA Austin Friends and Family

November 18; 5:30-8:00pm; limited in-person spots available by RSVP

The Emerging Professionals Committee and the UMLAUF are thrilled to announce 55 spots for AIA Austin guests to visit two new contemporary installations from the winning architect/designer teams of Design Shine 2020. Created to showcase emerging talent in the fields of architecture and design, Design Shine 2020 resulted in two extraordinary installations from two local teams, each of which incorporates serenity, focus, and empathy in times of uncertainty and chaos.


Parallel Flux, a series of rotating parabolic curves affixed to orthagonal frames, encourages visitors to embrace change within and outside of the Sculpture Garden.

A series of disks placed at eye level throughout the Garden, Oculi aligns different views into one, encouraging visitors to reflect on their perspective.


Situated amidst Charles Umlauf's sculptures, the 2020 Design Shine installations will reinvigorate the visitor's experience with captivating, family-friendly sculptural art works.


Please note that there is a second entry time for UMLAUF guests to encourage social distancing and two sets of remarks at 6:00 and 7:15 pm. This event is not open to the general public, but there will be an extended hours event on Nov. 20 as well. 


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

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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