Emerging professionals form more than the future of the American Institute of Architects. They provide the questions and curiosity that propel the profession into the future. Working in tandem with licensed mentors, emerging professionals can combine their drive with the mentors’ knowledge to direct the profession safely into new products, new assemblies, and new architecture that builds upon the work of the past.
As members of the AIA, emerging professionals will travel fascinating professional avenues, some familiar, some foreign, as varied as the number of practitioners in the field.
Emerging Leaders in Architecture
The Emerging Leaders in Architecture: An Honors Academy of the VSAIA (ELA), develops future leaders in architecture firms, in communities, and in the profession. The goal is to accelerate the growth of emerging architects and provide the tools and experiences needed to advance their careers and serve society as leaders in the community.
State IDP Coordinator
Corey Clayborne, AIA, of Wiley|Wilson in Richmond, is the state coordinator for the Intern Development Program in Virginia. Corey may be reached at (804) 200-1704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Find out more about Associate membership, subscribe to Associate News or the scholarly journal Forward through the National Associates Committee
- Successfully completing the IDP is a requirement for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn more about getting licensed
- The Intern Development Program (IDP) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards is the national program designed to assist qualified persons in achieving licensure as an architect.