Emerging Professionals Committee is dedicated to furthering the professional development of all young architects. Our mission is to create community, support career development and foster the next generation leaders in our profession.

ARE 5.0 Community

The AIASMC provides support to Emerging Professionals currently in preparation of taking the ARE 5.0 examinations. We host monthly ARE Study Sessions where we go over specific exam topics, share our study notes, and exchange best strategies on passing the exam. We have an active study group of over 150 people. The group is open to anyone taking the ARE’s/CSE’s (AIA member or not). Please feel free to invite your friends and co-workers!

Since April 2020 the study sessions have moved online. For more info and to join the study group please contact: Kyu Kim, AIA  [email protected]

Mentorship Program

The AIASMC and AIA Silicon Valley runs an annual joint mentorship program. Since 2013, the program has aimed to build a network for architectural professionals beyond the office environment and promote personal and professional development in the areas of leadership, mentoring and relationship building. All interested participants are encouraged to attend the Kickoff Meeting.

Firm Tours

The AIASMC Emerging Professionals Committee offer a series of firm tours throughout the calendar year to students and new graduates, as well as AIA members & non-members included. The tour offers an opportunity for networking with principal(s) and staff, and understanding the culture of the featured office. There is typically a brief presentation on recent and past projects, followed by a brief Q&A session.