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Emerging Rochester Architects  (ERA)

Become a Licensed Architect

ERA News




There are three major components to becoming an architect:

Education requirements vary by state. Check your local jurisdiction. NYS residents can look here.

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)  is a multi- division exam that assesses your knowledge and skills.

You’ll need to document real-world experience through the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®)

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ERA First Thursdays

Committee Meetings

Join us each month to network and plan upcoming events. What can the AIA do to help your career advance?

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  • Dec 01, 2023, 12:00 PM – Dec 09, 2023, 12:00 PM
    AIA Rochester is pleased to announce the 2024 Design Awards program! Download the Call for Entries below and register your project(s) here. Registrations are due by noon on December 1, 2023.
  • Dec 05, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Join Mark Maddalina, AIA & the committee for this virtual Committee on the Environment meeting.
  • Dec 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Join our young professionals group, the Emerging Rochester Architects (ERA), for a monthly meeting. All are welcome, including non-members in the profession, architecture students, and the young at heart. RSVP for meeting link.
  • Dec 12, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    CJS Architects, 114 S Union St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
    Join us for this hybrid in-person/virtual seminar geared toward architecture students which will address how to create a professional portfolio and resume. Presented in person and online. Lite fare served.
  • Dec 14, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Black Button Distilling, 1344 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
    Join us for our annual Holiday Party! Your ticket includes one free drink and hors d'oeuvres! Sponsored by Tremco & Elmer W. Davis Roofing. Bring an item to donate to our Coat Drive for RCSD! RSVP by Dec. 7.
  • Dec 01, 2023, 5:00 PM – 5:05 PM
    Submit your image for our Cover Contest - winner receives a $50 Visa giftcard! All submissions due December 1. Download flyer below.

Events of Interest for Emerging Professionals:


2023-2024 Emerging Professionals Director

Dustin Welch, AIA

The Emerging Rochester Architects (ERA) is a subcommittee of AIA Rochester, and is chaired by the AIA Rochester Emerging Professionals Director.

Our membership includes associates, architects, and architectural students who have an enthusiasm for architecture, design, and Rochester. ERA is the vehicle for hosting events and programs that are fun, foster professional development, and engage the community with a focus on architecture and design. The broad nature of ERA’s framework allows the members to steer it in a direction that is their passion and will best benefit them, allowing future generations to make ERA their own.

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