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Emerging Rochester Architects  (ERA)

Become a Licensed Architect

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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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  • May 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA
    Join us for a networking event and learn how the AIA can help your career. Your first drink is complimentary of AIA Rochester and the Emerging Rochester Architects! No need to register - just show up!
  • Jun 05, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jun 08, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Washington, D.C., Washington, DC, USA
    Get the best continuing education from the industry with nearly 300 sessions at AIA24! At AIA24, you can master new skills and earn HSW, GBCI, RIBA, and AIA LU credits with the best-in-class CE from leading #architects, designers, and building product manufacturers. Register today!
  • Jun 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Historic German House, 315 Gregory St, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    This year we are celebrating all submissions, and the winners will be revealed at the event! Purchase individual tickets or request an invoice for sponsorships and seating packages. Check out with any sponsorship online for free and AIA Rochester will send you an invoice for payment.

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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