Annual Assessment & Recognition Program

Opens in June | Closes in July


2018 EPiC Firm, KSS Architects, pictured constructing their Park(ing) Day installation, “The Sidewalk Shroud”

Image of the interior of Swarthmore College's Singer Hall
Swarthmore College Singer Hall | Photo Credit: ____
Image of the exterior of Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering
3 High Meadow | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux Photography

    EPiC Firm Recognition

    The EPiC Firm Recognition, facilitated by the Emerging Professionals Committee (EPiC), recognizes firms for their commitment to the professional development of emerging professionals and young architects with an assessment of firm culture and support in four critical areas: (1) licensure, (2) leadership and professional development, (3) career advancement opportunity, and (4) commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    To be considered for recognition, an emerging professional or young architect must nominate their firm with the completion of the assessment. A firm principal or leader identified by the emerging professional or young architect is then prompted to complete the assessment to finalize their firm’s nomination.

    *The nomination assessment is only available during the period listed above. For more information, check out the assessment preview. 


    Current EPiC Firms

    The following 24 firms are AIA Pennsylvania EPiC Firms, as assessed and recognized in 2023. Recognition is valid for one year, after which re-assessment is required.

    Firms that received the recognition can be recognized with the use of the EPiC Firms badge.