Become a Licensed Architect
There are three major components to becoming an architect:
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®)
2020-2021 Emerging Professionals Director
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:
Registration (coming soon)
Events of Interest for Emerging Professionals:
- 2021 Design Awards: RegistrationMon, Feb 01Registration deadlineFeb 01, 5:00 PMRegistration deadlineWe 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.
- 2021 Designers Unleashed Competition: RegistrationMon, Mar 01SignupMar 01, 11:59 PMSignupThe 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.
- RSVP ClosedCEU: Career Pathways in Historic Preservation/Traditional TradesWed, Jan 20Online ClassJan 20, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PMOnline ClassThis three-part course series introduces students to the field of Historic Preservation and Traditional Trades. This second course, beginning January 20, runs for three consecutive days from 10am-3pmand is worth 10 AIA LU. Click the Registration link for details.
- RSVP ClosedArchitecture Scholarships: Architects FoundationFri, Jan 15Scholarship Application