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Emerging Rochester Architects



2023-2024 Emerging Professionals Director

Dustin Welch, AIA

Become a Licensed Architect




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®)

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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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?

Log into the meeting and let us know.

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ERA News