EPiC Firms

Is your firm engaging and fostering Emerging Professionals? The American Institute of Architects defines Emerging Professionals as architecture graduates pursuing licensure and architects licensed within the last 10 years.

This recognition gives AIA Pennsylvania members the chance to assess and bestow their firms with the “EPiC Firm” designation. To be eligible for this designation, an emerging professional and a firm principal from each firm took the time to complete an assessment that provided checkpoints for three critical areas of Emerging Professional development: The Architectural Experience Program (AXP), Leadership, Support, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

2021 EPiC Firm Recognition

The following 23 firms were recognized for their dedication to fostering emerging professionals in 2021.

  • Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
  • BLT Architects
  • BRR
  • CICADA Architecture and Planning
  • Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates
  • DesignGroup
  • DIGSAU
  • Evolve EA
  • Fancy Parsley
  • Francis Cauffman Architects
  • HDR
  • HOK
  • HUNT Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors
  • IKM, Inc.
  • KCBA Architects
  • MKSD Architects
  • mulá group
  • Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects
  • PJA Architecture
  • PZS Architects
  • Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
  • RLPS Architects
  • WRT, LLC

2020 EPiC Firm Recognition

The following 26 firms were recognized for their dedication to fostering emerging professionals in 2020.

  • Atkin Olshin Schade Architects 
  • Ballinger 
  • Bergmann 
  • BLT Architects 
  • Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects 
  • Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates 
  • DesignGroup 
  • DIGSAU 
  • Evolve EA
  • Fancy Parsley 
  • Hayes Design Group Architects  
  • HDR
  • HOK
  • HUNT Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors 
  • Ian Smith Design Group 
  • IKM Inc. 
  • KCBA Architects 
  • LGA Partners, LP 
  • LRK
  • MKSD Architects 
  • Moshier Studio 
  • Murphy & Dittenhafer  
  • PJA Architecture 
  • qk Architecture 
  • RLPS Architects 
  • WRT, LLC 

2019 EPiC Firm Recognition

In 2019, the following 16 firms were recognized for their dedication to fostering emerging professionals.

  • Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
  • Ballinger
  • BRR Architecture
  • Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates Architects
  • Hayes Design Group – Architects
  • HDR
  • MGA Partners, Architects
  • MKSD
  • Murphy & Dittenhafer
  • PJA Architecture
  • qkArchitecture
  • R3A Architecture
  • RLPS Architects
  • Spillman Farmer Architects
  • TKS Architects
  • WRT

2018 EPiC Firm Recognition

2017 EPiC Firm Recognition

The following 41 firms were recognized for their dedication to fostering emerging professionals in 2017. 2016’s Innagural Firms Fostering Emerging Professionals can be viewed here.

Albert Taus and Associates | Philadelphia
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects | Philadelphia
Ballinger | Philadelphia
bda architects | Clarks Summit
Bergmann Architectural Associates, Inc. | Conshohocken
BLT Architects | Philadelphia
Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects | Allentown
BRR Architecture | Philadelphia
Cornerstone Design Architects | Lancaster
Crabtree Rohrbaugh and Associates | Mechanicsburg
DIGSAU | Philadelphia
Strada Architecture LLC | Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
EwingCole | Philadelphia
Francis Cauffman | Philadelphia
Gensler | Philadelphia
Gerald Lee Morosco Architects | Pittsburgh
HDR | Philadelphia
hemmler + camayd architects | Scranton
Ian Smith Design Group LLC | Philadelphia
IKM Incorporated | Pittsburgh
JDAVIS | Philadelphia