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

  • Architects as Leaders

    Architects must “speak up” and be engaged in the public discourse that shapes our society, communities, and neighborhoods.

Professional Development News

  • ArchEx Call for Presentations

    Celebrating its 30th year, ArchEx has always strived to help push the profession forward. We are looking for exciting and engaging topics and speakers to make this historic ArchEx, a truly special one.

Government Advocacy News


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.