Emerging Professionals

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 AIA Virginia (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 cclayborne@wileywilson.com.

Other Resources

Membership News

Professional Development News

  • Young Architects Forum Regional Director

    Are you an AIA Member interested in the issues confronting young architects? Would you like to help the Young Architects Forum (YAF) address these issues? Then, you may be just the person we’re

Government Advocacy News

  • When Statutes Override Contracts Document swirl

    We see them all the time: overreaching indemnity provisions that might compromise our professional liability insurance coverage and hold firms accountable for a catalog of frightening claims and damages.

Virginia Accord

  • The Virginia Accord

    Bringing together the planning and design disciplines to examine two key themes critical to the future — job creation and environmental sustainability — on Sept. 19-20, 2014 at the Virginia Accord.