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lead(AR) Membership Highlight: Steven Baker of Harrison French

lead (AIA) AR Member Highlight: Steven Baker, AIA The leadAR Membership Highlight is a new and ongoing opportunity for AIAAR members to hear from influential voices in their professional community. Every conversation yields helpful insights and inspiration as an AIAAR board member visits with a leader in the AIA membership who is working to make a positive impact. If you would like to nominate a “leadAR” to participate, please contact us at info@aiaar.org with your suggestion. In August, Katherine Lashley, AIA of Fennell Purifoy Architects and AIAAR Associate Director met virtually with Steven Baker, AIA of Harrison French & Associates […]

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Advocating for Careers in Architecture

Interested in helping AIAAR advocate for architecture careers among students?  Committee volunteers want to help members that interact with K-12 classrooms, especially for Career Days, by providing them with support and materials.  As we are now immersed in unprecedented distance learning, this opportunity may be especially appreciated when students are able to return to their schools. If you have developed Career Day programs and wish to share your ideas or if you want to be on the referral list for schools that request guest speakers, please let us know at info@aiaar.org.. Our goal is to develop a firm neutral template to share for school presentations by […]

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Grassroots 2019: Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure

Grassroots 2019: Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure

Grassroots 2019 – AIA leadership summit – Washington D.C. – 03.05.2019 – 03.10.2019 Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure Year after year the Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) aims to accelerate the profession by sending members to Grassroots in Washington, D.C., an AIA leadership event, where local AIA board members from all over the United States come together to become better leaders for the organization, profession, and most importantly the community. This year I was able to participate in this knowledge adventure as a representative of the Arkansas Emerging Professionals. It was an action-packed experience in […]

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LAST MINUTE Emerging Professionals Scholarship Opportunity

The Young Architects Forum has received two grants from the College of Fellows and the Large Firm Roundtable to provide 10 scholarships for emerging professionals to attend the pre-convention Mini MBA workshop on Wednesday May 13 in Atlanta from 1-5pm. The Mini MBA workshop is now in its second year and is a great way to develop business leadership skills by working with CEOs from the AIA Large Firm Roundtable. More information and the list of speakers is here. The deadline to apply for scholarships is tomorrow Friday April 17 at midnight. To apply, enter your information in the brief […]

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NCARB Board Approves Streamlining and Overhauling of the Intern Development Program (IDP)

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has voted to approve significant changes that will streamline and overhaul the Intern Development Program (IDP), which most states require to satisfy experience requirements for initial licensure as an architect. The changes will only be applicable where adoption has occurred by individual jurisdictional licensing boards. The changes will be implemented in two phases. The first will streamline theprogram by focusing on the IDP’s core requirements and removing its elective requirements. The second phase will condense the 17 current experience areas into six practice-based categories that will also correspond with the divisions tested in the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). NCARB […]

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