Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professionals Committee

is dedicated to furthering the professional development of all young architects. Our mission is to create community, support career development and foster the next generation leaders in our profession.

Mentorship Program

The AIASMC and AIA Silicon Valley runs an annual joint mentorship program. Since 2013, the program has aimed to build a network for architectural professionals beyond the office environment and promote personal and professional development in the areas of leadership, mentoring and relationship building. All interested participants are encouraged to attend the Kickoff Meeting in March / April. Please email aiasmc.ep@gmail.com if you did not attend the Kickoff Meeting and would like to participate in this year’s program.


ARE Study Group

The AIASMC and AIA Silicon Valley provides support to Emerging Professionals currently in preparation of taking the ARE 5.0 examinations. We’ll share study notes and exchange best strategies on passing the exam. The sessions are not be focused on any one topic but will be a venue for people to gather and voice questions they might have. The group is open to anyone taking the ARE’s/CSE’s (AIA member or not). Please feel free to invite you friends and co-workers!

2019 Study Sessions (typically on the 3rd Thursday of the month)


February 21st

March 21st

April 18th

May 16th

June 20th