Emerging Professionals

Associate AIA Members

The Architectural Experience Program® (AXP™) provides a framework to guide you through gaining and recording your professional experience. Developed by NCARB, the program is required by most U.S. jurisdictions and is a key step on the path to earning a license.Through the AXP, you’ll learn how to safely and competently handle the scenarios you’ll face as an architect. With broad experience areas that reflect the current phases of practice, the program prepares you for everything from site design to project management. Check out the AXP website for more information. Earn AXP experience hours through AIA continuing education at your component, firm, or through AIAU. (1 AIA HSW Learning Unit or Continuing Education Unit equals 1 AXP experience hour. ) If you’re not an AIA member, you can track continuing education with an AIA intern transcript for one year.

Helpful Links

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

ARE Study Groups

Did you know one AIA HSW learning unit equals one AXP experience hour come to our movie night and gain as many as 12 HSW LU. We are currently looking for someone to lead the ARE 5.0 Study Group. If you are interested, please contact the Associate Committee Representative.

Scholarships Links

AIA Pennsylvania ARE Scholarship
AIA PA offers a scholarship program for ARE candidates. Check out the scholarship’s website to see if/how you can apply!

Architects Foundation Scholarship
You’ve got big plans for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships to high school students, architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects.

Important Contacts

Thomas Dimick, Emerging Professionals Representative


Membership Map

Approximate disbursement of members across our chapter’s territory (and beyond!), based upon 2018 membership roster. Click for larger view.

Skateboard Design Competion

The Emerging Professionals of AIA Bucks County took blank skateboard decks and created (functional) pieces of artwork to auctioned for charity.

The skateboards were hung as a public display and on May 24th 2022 in the Doylestown Marketplace. All the proceed went to benefit local equity, diversity, and inclusion causes in Bucks County.