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
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2019 Committee Chair: Marsi Puente, Assoc. AIA
2019 Committe Chair-Elect: Danielle Smyth
AIA Austin Staff Liaison: Julia Brown

Design Shine at the UMLAUF 
Call for Participants

The Design Shine installation series invites local Austin emerging architects, designers, and artists to design and build temporary installations within the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum. It is a collaborative effort between the AIA Austin Emerging Professionals Committee and the UMLAUF to showcase the talent of emerging professionals at one of the most well-known arts destinations in Austin. The completed installations will be open to the public from November 2019 through early January 2020.

Design Shine seeks creative emerging professionals to design and build site-specific installations within the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum. Since installations will be outdoors/ exposed to the weather they must be able to withstand the elements. Participants are encouraged to consider lighting in their design so the installations can be experienced after dark. Throughout the process local sculpture artists will be available as a resource to help teams bring their designs to realization. 

    •    This Call for Participants is open to professionals within the first 10 years of their career
    •    Participants must be based in Austin, TX
    •    Teams are allowed to include up to 5 individuals maximum and 2 minimum.Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.
    •    No individual may be on more than one team per year.
    •    Design teams must be able to attend the required Design Charrette Day and meet theprogress submission deadlines as indicated.

CLICK HERE to download the Call for Participants Application that contains more information. Completed applications should be emailed to Marsi Puente by 5pm on May 10.


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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