Emerging Professionals

AIA Memphis Emerging Professionals (EPs) include Associate AIA members who are currently working towards their licensure, and AIA members who have been licensed 10 years or less. We offer a variety of programs to support our EPs including professional development, leadership development, design exploration, examination support, and networking.

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Upcoming 2016 Emerging Professionals Events

  • AIA Gulf States Emerging Professionals Symposium (September 22-24, 2016) Facebook Group


AIA Memphis ARE Study Guide Checkout Program

AIA Memphis offers ARE 4.0 Study Guide material which are available for six-week checkout to AIA Memphis Associate members in good standing at no cost. We will provideARE 5.0 study materials when they are published, and provide on this page additional resource as they become available. Questions about ARE 5.0? Visit NCARB for the latest news. Contact info@aiamemphis.org or 901.525.3818 to reserve a study package. Please note: This program is available to AIA Memphis members only.

Additional support and information on the ARE can be found on the AIA ARE Resource Page


AIA Memphis Emerging Professionals Leadership Program

2016-2017 AIA Memphis Emerging Professionals Leadership Program Details Now Available

In connection with its 60th Anniversary, AIA Memphis launched the AIA Memphis Emerging Professionals Leadership Program in 2013 to prepare the next generation of leaders to serve and lead the design profession. With funding awarded by the national College of Fellows and the 2013 AIA National Leadership Initiative, the AIA Memphis Emerging Professionals Leadership Program features a leadership curriculum to enable emerging leaders of the profession to learn from local members of the College of Fellows and invited speakers in key areas of leadership. The Leadership Program participants range from recent graduates to architects licensed 10 years or less.

Learn more about the AIA Memphis Emerging Professional Leadership Program


AIA Gulf States Emerging Professionals Symposium

September 22 - 24, 2016 .  Fay Jones School of Architecture - University of Arkansas

A design and career development symposium for [and by] emerging professionals in the Gulf States Region September 22nd through the 24th. The symposium will be held at the Fay Jones School of Architecture - University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. More details being released in the Spring. To stay up to date, follow AIA Gulf States Emerging Professionals Facebook Group. AIA Gulf States assists its local and state components support their emerging professionals (defined as student members, associate members and those in their first 10 years of licensure) in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee.


Architectural Experience Program (AXP)

The Architectural Experience Program (formerly the Intern Development Program) structures the multi-year transition from architecture student to licensed professional. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) sets the program’s criteria and monitors it across the country. AXP currently includes six catego­ries in which intern-architects must earn experience: Practice Management, Project Management, Programming & Analysis, Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation, and Construction & Evaluation.

Architectural Experience Program


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. NCARB’s primary function is to design tools and model procedures for jurisdictions to apply to their regulation of the path to licensure, ranging from internship guidelines to licensing examination to certification for reciprocal licensing.

NCARB Program


State Licensure

Each jurisdiction sets its own requirements for initial registration, examination, and corporate practice. Because each jurisdiction may change its rules, statutes, and regulations at any time, it is always advisable to check with the individual board to verify registration and practice requirements.

Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners