Call for submissions: AIA Emerging Professionals Summit essays

Selected essays will address changes that need to be enacted to advance the profession.

October 18, 2013 |

What: The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is seeking essays that will address what role architects will play in society in 2033.  Are architects being prepared adequately?  If not, what changes need to happen now to better position the profession for the future?  In January 2014, the AIA will bring together thought leaders from across the profession to address how practice culture can be shaped to prepare current and future architects for their role in society. The summit will expand upon the AIA Emerging Professionals strategic initiative to develop action plans for the Institute and additional stakeholders to respond to the shifting education, professional development, career path, and societal role of architects.

To diversify the knowledge base and inspire the outcomes that will lead the architecture profession for the next decade, the AIA is seeking participation from varied emerging professional stakeholders in architecture.

Who: Any individual that is a legal resident of the United States and falls into one of the following categories is invited to submit an essay for consideration: architecture student, AIAS member, intern, non-licensed professional, Associate AIA member, or architect licensed less than ten years.

When: Essay submissions are now being accepted from individuals interested in participating in the summit. Deadline for submitting an essay is November 4, 2013, 5:00pm ET.  The AIA Emerging Professionals Summit will take place in Albuquerque, January 24-26, 2014.  Individuals selected to attend the summit based on their essay submission will receive complimentary registration, airfare, lodging, and meals during the Summit in Albuquerque.

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