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Career Stages and Support

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 ChallengeHERE 



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.

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?

A self-directed casual study group split between two methods: a 6-month fast-track and a more relaxed, easy-going schedule. AIA Triangle will provide access to ARE study materials and resources for getting started. The sessions will consist of informal discussions, flashcard review, practice quiz & exam sessions, and small group break outs specific to the topic you are studying.  Contact Alison Croop or Sarah Lower if you have any questions.


Visit the Young Architects Forum (YAF) website for advice, resources and information on upcoming workshops.

AIA Triangle offers a free lending library of 5.0 study guides, 4.0 learning systems 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


AIA Triangle Lending Library | ARE 5.0 Study Guides

  • Programming & Analysis ($100 deposit)
  • Project Management ($100 deposit)
  • Practice Management ($100 deposit)
  • Project Planning & Design ($100 deposit)
  • Project Development & Documentation ($100 deposit)
  • Construction & Evaluation ($100 Deposit)
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YAF - ARE/AXP Study Group

YAF - ARE/AXP Study Group

YAF Summer Social

Lunch & Learn Sponsored by Amer. Institute of Steel Construction

Member Social and Tour of Forest History Society

Triangle Barkitecture

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