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AIA Birmingham Emerging Professionals are a large part of AIA Birmingham’s success. We try to plan all events and activities specifically towards recent graduates, Intern Development Program (IDP) participants and young architects. Most importantly, we want YOU to succeed in your career as an up and coming architect.

Have thoughts about site visits, study sessions, or other suggestions to help improve AIA Birmingham’s EP network? Let us know…contact Emily Coe, Bill Segrest, or Laurel Self with your ideas.

EP Committee   

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Emily Coe, Assoc. AIA  
Emerging Professionals Director

Bill Segrest, AIA
ARE Liaison/

AIA Birmingham Councilor

Laurel Stiff
AIA Birmingham
Executive Assistant

Wondering where the value is in being an Associate AIA Member? See for yourself….
Total price of Associate Membership - $255
National benefits include:
New Graduates Receive Free AIA Membership for Up to 18 Months
Dues Payment Plan – Pay your membership over 6 months
Dues waiver if you are unable to continue your membership due to financial hardship Discounts at places like Fed Ex, UPS, Kinkos, Hertz & Dell (see website for more details)
State        Notification of regional ARE seminars
                State AIA provided ARE Structures Seminar
Locally    AIA Administrative help and support
                Job placement assistance
                Check out ARE books- FREE for AIA members (with $50 refundable deposit) - 
                $1,300 value (if purchased by you or your firm) 
                FREE access to Chapter activities such as site visits, study groups, resume writing seminars,
                trade shows, kickball (or similar chapter-funded activities), and ALL AIA-hosted functions
                (holiday parties, open house, etc.)
                Intern Member price at all chapter functions                 
                Continuing education to assist with IDP requirements
                Seasonal perks – YMCA discount (see newsletter)
                *New* Mentor Dinners Coming Soon…
                Networking Opportunities
                Seasonal Perks – YMCA discount
                50% off Green Expo Registration

Principals and Intern Mentors – We need your HELP! Please post study session and site visit dates on bulletin boards in your offices and internal calendars. This would be a great help in building a stronger Emerging Professionals network.
AIA is here for you!

ARE 4.0 Study Guides
Kaplan ARE Study guides are available for check out at the AIA office.  Included in each package is a study guide, a set of flash cards, and a question and answer book.
Rules for checking these materials in and out:
Deposit:  $50 CASH deposit (returned to you as soon as all materials are checked back in)
Check out period:  2 weeks
Late fees:  $1 per day for every day past 14 calendar days
Please call the AIA office or e-mail with any questions or to check out books.

Intern Development ProgramIDP Update – AIA Continuing Education courses can be used for some of your elective IDP hours. If you do not already have an AIA number, you can e-mail your NCARB number and request one free of charge (students and interns only). For helpful information about the IDP program, visit

AIA National IDP Outstanding Firm Award Winners:
2008 - Hendon + Huckestein Architects, P.C.   
           Williams Blackstock Architects
            HKW Associates
1997 - Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio Inc.
For more information on this program, click here.

Alabama Council AIA - Intern Friendly Firms:   
    Davis Architects
    GA Studio
    Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Inc.
    Hendon + Huckestein Architects, P.C.
    Herrington Architects, PC
    KPS Group
    Krebs Architecture & Engineering
    Rob Walker Architects
    Williams Blackstock Architects
For more information on this program, click here.
Click the icon below to get linked to the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) and get your record started.

Click Here!     

Helpful Links – information on ARE testing and licensing procedures - State licensing information – information on local testing centers – online resource to aid in gaining IDP credit

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