Information relevant to each stage of an architect's professional career is readily available and AIA provides members easy access to a wealth of information and resources for all stages.
AIA makes it easy to stay at the top of your field with courses on trending topics and a transcript service that keeps track of your AIA learning units. In addition to your AIA continuing education requirements, these courses are accepted by most state licensing boards.
Easy access to view your transcripts, discover current course offerings through AIAU, and determine AIA and state continuing education requirements.
Building Your Practice
AIA provides a wealth of information for building your practice including business intelligence, best practices tools, and partners tools. Practice information including business reports, research and data is a click away.
The 2030 Commitment
In 2006, Architecture 2030 issued the 2030 Challenge, a breakthrough vision that calls for all new buildings, developments, and major renovations to be carbon-neutral by 2030. To support this call to action, we created the AIA 2030 Commitment - a national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format - to provide a structure for tracking progress and to help you meet the challenge.
More information on the 2030 Challenge and access the 2015 Progress Report: HERE
STUDENTS, RECENT GRADS & NEWLY LICENSED ARCHITECTS
AIA's Center for Emerging Professionals is the voice and resource for architecture students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects. Whether you’re seeking information on licencing, information on testing, scholarships and grants, job prospects, leadership opportunities or entrepreneurial issues the Center for Emerging Professionals should be your first stop.
AIA Triangle's Young Architect Forum (YAF)
On a local level, AIA Triangle's Young Architect Forum (YAF) is a leadership development program of the AIA College of Fellows. It focuses on professional development, leadership, personal growth, and other important subjects relevant to young professionals and interns early in their career. The AIA Triangle YAF provides various outlets and activities, both professional and social where young architects (those licensed less than 10 years) can get together and discuss topics of interest and provides a network within the architectural community to tackle issues that concern them. For more information, visit the YAF website.
AIA Triangle's Leadership Forum
AIA Triangle's Leadership Forum provides access to a variety of speakers, design firms and activities for a select annual class of local Emerging Professionals. In lieu of other one-on-one mentorship models, this collaborative learning program design works to cross-strengthen the entire class through pooled resources and reflective practice.
The AIA Triangle Leadership Forum connects a select group of area Emerging Professionals (unlicensed members and those licensed less than 10 years) with top leaders and architectural firms across the Triangle.
The program consists of a curated series of events designed to create an open dialogue between established architect-leaders and participating emerging professionals. Through conversations, panel discussions, workshops, and office/job-site tours, the Leadership Forum helps facilitate the passage of knowledge across generational and hierarchical gaps. For more information, visit the Leadership Forum website.
AIA Triangle's Theory Forum
Theory is a necessary part of the professional practice of architecture. Above our obligation as professionals to protect the health, safety, and welfare of those that use our buildings, we must also contribute to the richness of life by investing meaning in our designs—meaning informed by our education, our experiences, and the unique character of our region.
The Theory Forum was founded in 2009 by a group of AIA Triangle members dedicated to promoting interest in design as a conceptual pursuit. While local universities and museums play a crucial role inspiring and advancing design thought, the goal of the Theory Forum is to provide a venue for the exploration of critical thought specifically tailored to practicing design professionals and independent of established academic institutions. For more information email task force chairs, David Card at firstname.lastname@example.org, Khalid Almo at email@example.com, or Jamey Glueck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking the step to get licensed?
Obtaining your license is a big step in your career. AIA is here to help you every step of the way providing resources to support you at each milestone and providing an overview of the process. Information is available on licensing basics including preparing for the ARE and AXP resources.
Information and resources can also be found on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) website.
Preparing for the ARE?
AIA Triangle offers a free lending library of 4.0 study materials and LEED reference guides to Associate and AIA members.
- Available study sets are listed below with the refundable cash deposit amount required at time of pick up. The cash deposit will be returned upon return of complete, undamaged set of study materials.
- Study materials will be loaned as the complete set and will not be broken up.
- You will have one month from the date the materials are delivered to you. When the materials are returned within the one-month period, your complete deposit will be refunded. If materials are not returned by the due date or materials returned damaged, the deposit will be used to purchase another set of the materials.
- If the materials have not been requested, you may choose to request an extension of one additional month.
- Marking any of the materials (even with a pencil) is NOT allowed.
- For availability and to reserve study materials call 919-463-0333 or email email@example.com
AIA Triangle Lending Library
ARE 4.0 / LEED Reference Guides
Architectural History, 2009 Edition ($40.00 deposit)
Building Design & Construction Systems Learning System ($100 deposit)
Building Design & Construction Systems Practice Vignettes, 2011 Edition
Building Design & Construction Systems Questions & Answers, 2011 Edition
Building Design & Construction Systems, 2011 Edition
Building Design & Construction Systems Flash Cards
Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARBDCS) by PPI
Building Systems Learning System ($100 deposit)
Building Systems Practice Vignettes, 2011 Edition
Building Systems Questions & Answers, 2011 Edition
Building Systems, 2011 Edition
Building Systems Flash Cards Building Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARBS) by PPI
Construction Documents & Services Learning System ($100 deposit)
Construction Documents & Services Practice Vignettes, 2011 Edition
Construction Documents & Services Questions & Answers, 2011 Edition
Construction Documents & Services 2011 Edition
Construction Documents & Services Flash Cards
Construction Documents & Services: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARPPP) by PPI
Programming Planning & Practice Learning System ($100 deposit)
Programming, Planning & Practice Practice Vignettes, 2011 Edition
Programming, Planning & Practice Questions & Answers, 2011 Edition
Programming, Planning & Practice 2011 Edition
Programming, Planning & Practice Flash Cards
Programming, Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARPPP) by PPI
Schematic Design Learning System ($100 deposit)
Schematic Design Practice Vignettes, 2011 Edition
Schematic Design, 2011 Edition
Schematic Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSD) by PPI
Site Planning & Design Learning System ($100 deposit)
Site Planning & Design Practice Vignettes, 2011 Edition
Site Planning & Design Questions & Answers, 2011 Edition
Site Planning & Design, 2011 Edition
Site Planning & Design Flash Cards Site Planning & Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exams (ARSPD2), 2nd Edition by PPI
Structural Systems Learning System ($100 deposit)
Structural Systems Practice Vignettes, 2011 Edition
Structural Systems Questions & Answers, 2011 Edition
Structural Systems, 2011 Edition
Structural Systems Flash Cards Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSS) by PPI ARE Review Manual, 3rd Edition by PPI ARE Flash Cards, PPI
LEED Reference Guides ($100 deposit)
Green Building Operations and Maintenance
Reference Guide 2015 Edition