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Emerging Rochester Architects


2020-2021 Emerging Professionals Director

Christiana Mehmel, Associate 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 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. The Emerging Rochester Architects 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.

2021 Rochester Designers Unleashed:

Ideas Competition

Register by March 1

Call for Entries


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ERA News

Events of Interest for Emerging Professionals:

  • Mar 01, 11:59 PM
    The Designers Unleashed Competition challenges participants to take an actual design problem in Rochester & unleash their ideas upon it, without mercy or recourse, showcasing its full architectural and design potential. Register by March 1, 2021 - Submissions due April 1, 2021.
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    Mon, Feb 01
    Registration deadline
    Feb 01, 11:59 PM
    Registration deadline
    We will broadcast our Awards show live on June 11, 2021. We hope to host an in-person event in conjunction with our show if at all possible - stay tuned for details in late spring. Full details on this website's 2021 Design Awards page. NOTE: Please register each project separately online.
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