AIA New England is now accepting submissions for the 2018 New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award.

All architecture firms that have an office in the New England Region and are AIA member firms are eligible to apply. The AIA New England Region is composed of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

An Emerging Professional (EP) is defined by the AIA as a student, recent graduate or architect licensed within the last 10 years. Please include part time and full time staff in your responses in the survey.

This award is being sponsored by New England’s Young Architect Regional Director (YARD) and Regional Associate Director (RAD). A committee will review survey responses and award ‘Emerging Professional Friendly’ status to firms who display an outstanding commitment to the development of their Emerging Professional staff. This is an excellent opportunity for firms in the New England Region to showcase their commitment to Emerging Professionals. There is no charge to apply, only each firm’s dedication to this effort.

Dates and information
The survey closes on September 18 at 8:00 pm. Firms will be notified by September 28, 2018 of the results.

Firms meeting the qualifications for this award will be notified by email and will be asked to provide the firm logo to be featured on AIA New England’s website. Firms may then use the 2018 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm logo on promotional materials to highlight the firm’s commitment to Emerging Professionals. The AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm delegation is valid for one year, after which firms will be able to reapply for the annual designation.

Firms will receive award recognition at the AIA New England Awards event on Friday, October 12, 2018 held at the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). Registration is required to attend this event. Look for additional information coming soon!

Instructions for completing the survey
At least one Emerging Professional and at least one firm principal should sit down and fill out the survey together. The Emerging Professional should have a strong understanding of firm policies and a working knowledge of their peers status with NCARB’s AXP program. The following questions are intended to be the framework and documentation of that conversation. Please allow one hour to complete the survey. In order for the survey results to be valid, one firm principal and one Emerging Professional will provide their contact and firm information on the end of the survey. One submission per firm.


Questions regarding the 2018 New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Program should be directed to the Young Architect Regional Director (YARD), Katelyn Chapin, at