Becoming an Architect

Are you interested in becoming an architect? The process of becoming a registered architect requires a bit of knowledge, planning, and decision making.  Our guide below will get you started.  Also, feel free to contact AIA Rochester for more information - our mentors are happy to answer your questions and provide guidance.

Three Es: Education, Experience, and Exam

There are three elements to satisfy in order to become a registered architect: Education, Experience, and Exam.  Let's examine each of these in depth.


As a student interested in architecture, the first decision you will need to consider is where to pursue your university education.

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